2018.06.06_NSHvCOL_Recap
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Nashville SC vs Colorado Rapids | Recap | June 6, 2018

Nashville SC became the second USL team to knock an MLS team out of the U.S. Open Cup in as many nights, defeating the Colorado Rapids 2-0 at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Nashville's first-half pressure on Colorado's defense led to the opening goal in the 39th minute — an own goal by Micheal Azira that came in reaction to a Justin Davis cross. In the 78th minute, Nashville's insurance goal came thanks to Ropapa Mensah, who headed in a Liam Doyle cross to give the home crowd some instant Music City soccer history. 

Goals

  • 39' – NSH – Micheal Azira (OG)
  • 78' – NSH – Ropapa Mensah

Lineups

NASHVILLE SC (4-1-4-1, right to left): #18 Pickens; #28 Woodberry, #22 Bourgeois, #5 Doyle, #2 Davis; #30 Akinyode; #20 LaGrassa, #10 Moloto, #17 Reed, #11 Jome; #32 Allen. 

COLORADO RAPIDS (3-5-2, right to left): #18 Macmath; #27 Wynne, #5 Smith, #8 Blomberg; #28 Nicholson, #90 Martinez, #94 Hairston, #22 Azira, #19 Price; #17 Serna, #14 Badji.

Series: 

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