Following back to back no-win matches for Nashville SC, this match against Ottawa Fury had to feel really good for the squad. NSC defeated Ottawa in a dominant fashion, winning 3-0 and tieing them for 4th place in Group A of the USL.
Although NSC lost the possession battle 65%-35%, they maintained to shoot 16 times with 6 of them being on target. Even more impressive, the Nashville SC defense allowed only 4 shots, with 2 of them on target. With a home match coming up next weekend vs in-state rival, Memphis 901, NSC is looking to come out with the same defensive intensity.
MLS signee Daniel Rios netted 2 goals in the match, leaving NSC fans beyond optimistic for next years MLS squad. Rios has managed to score 4 times in the 4 games played, tieing him for 3rd place in the USL Championship scoring list. With Cameron Lancaster injured, the squad needed someone to step up. Rios did just that.