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Nashville SC vs. Inter Miami CF | 2020 MLS Match Preview

2020 MLS Regular Season Week 8
Nashville SC vs. Inter Miami CF
Nissan Stadium – Nashville
August 30 – 8:30 PM ET

STREAMING: MLS LIVE on ESPN+ in US, on DAZN in Canada

LOCAL TV: MyTV33 (Miami), UniMas Miami, MyTV30

Expansion brethren Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF meet for the first time Sunday night at Nissan Stadium.

Nashville SC are looking to rebound from consecutive defeats, including a 2-1 loss at Orlando City SC Wednesday, while Inter Miami CF are hoping momentum continues from a first-ever victory, defeating the Lions in the opening of Inter Miami CF Stadium. 

Nashville SC

Nashville SC suffered a fourth loss of their first MLS season, losing to Orlando City SC 3-1 Wednesday at Exploria Stadium. It was the only match played on a six-match docket as players across MLS made their voices heard in the fight against systemic racism and police brutality. But the result was the last thing on the players' minds after the match.

"I have no thoughts about the soccer game," Dax McCarty said. "Obviously coming into the locker room, seeing the news of everything that had happened, after the game, soccer takes a backseat. So, quite frankly, I don't really care about what happened on the field tonight."

After having to be withdrawn from the MLS is Back Tournament, Nashville gained an impressive four points from two games on the road against FC Dallas. Now returning home for the first time since the opening day of the season, Gary Smith's side will be looking to get a second win from their inaugural campaign.

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: Jimmy Medranda (D) - hip injury
    • OUT: Ken Tribbett (D) - calf injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution:None
  • International duty: None

Inter Miami CF

Inter Miami were set to host Atlanta United Wednesday night, before players opted to follow the example set by NBA's Milwaukee Bucks, who didn't report to the court for their scheduled playoff game against the Orlando Magic that afternoon amid protests against the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

"Black Players for Change asked us not to play and at that point we respect them and we had to respect why we wear these shirts and that's to make a change and to have our voices heard and support the justice in this country," AJ DeLaGarza said. "So I think we had to make a very tough decision in front of our coaches minutes before walking out here.

"Athletes have a huge platform and we have to use that right now. Obviously, the shooting the other night in Wisconsin has an effect on us. That's what we're trying to do."

Back on the road on Sunday, Miami will be looking to pick up where they left off in last weekend's impressive win over rivals Orlando, when young striker Julian Carranza scored his first two goals for the club.

Project Starting XI
  • Updated team roster
  • Injury Report:
    • OUT: George Acosta (M) - left knee injury
    • OUT: David Norman Jr. (M) - left ankle injury
    • OUT: Denso Ulysse (D) - left lower leg injury
  • Suspended: None
  • Suspended after next caution: None
  • International duty: None

Series Matchup at Nashville SC

  • This is the first all-time meeting between Nashville SC and Inter Miami CF

Officials

  • Referee: Rosendo Mendoza
  • Assistant Referees: Brian Dunn, Jose da Silva
  • 4th Official: Elvis Osmanovic
  • VAR: Kevin Terry Jr.
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Current Form

Nashville
L
L
W
D
L
L
Miami
L
L
L
L
L
W

Season Goal Leaders

Season Stats

Nashville SCInter Miami CF
6Games Played6
1Wins1
4Losses5
1Draws0
3Goals6
8Goals Conceded10
65Shots52
28Shots on Target23
75Fouls committed99
67Fouls suffered100
6Offside12
31Corners21

Goals Scored

01234+TotalAvg
NSH3300030.5
MIA4101061
01234+Avg
NSH010001
MIA100101.5
01234+Avg
NSH320000.4
MIA310000.8

Goals Conceded

01234+TotalAvg
NSH2121081.3
MIA31200101.7
01234+Avg
NSH001002
MIA101001.5
01234+Avg
NSH211101.2
MIA211001.8
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