Nashville SC plays to nearly 19,000 fans at Nissan Stadium
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Nashville SC held their inaugural USL home game today, and they didn't lose.
The match held at Nissan Stadium on Saturday versus the Pittsburgh Riverhounds ended in a draw at 0-0, giving Nashville its first point of the season. The organization says the shutout is the first recorded in Nashville SC history.
Nearly 19,000 fans attended the match, according to Nashville SC. More than 20,000 tickets were sold.
Head Coach Gary Smith, said, "...the support was terrific. All along I said that there needs to be a relationship that is built between player and fans. Today went a long way toward that. I think the players felt that there was a feeling in the crowd. They got behind us when we got on top. They tried desperately to raise the group, which was fabulous..."
Matt Pickens had two saves to hold the score, earning "man of the match" title. Offensively, Lebo Moloto led the team, firing off six shots.
The soccer club lost their first game of the season last week in Louisville.
Nashville SC next plays Bethlehem Steel on March 31.
Watch the report by FOX 17 News Anchor Nikki Junewicz for more on fan excitement.