Nashville FC Wins First Game in Club History
Nashville, Tenn. (May 13, 2014) - With patience and efficiency, Nashville FC remains on a victorious high following the club's first ever win in club history during its inaugural game on Saturday, May 10. What started out as a slow, wet game in Knoxville, Tenn., ended in a 4-1 win against the Knoxville Force.
Asmir Pervan started the goal-scoring trend in the 26th minute, tying the game 1-1. In a matter of six more minutes, Brandon Whitsett and Nick Romero put two more balls in the back of the net, with Nashville FC up at halftime 3-1.
"I knew immediately after scoring the 1-1 we were back in the game," said Pervan. "I stressed to the guys to play with confidence and to believe in each ability after the rocky start. The win was just a part of what we want to achieve, but we were extremely excited to be able to give that to our supporters, especially our traveling fans who are incredible."
The second half proved to be quick and aggressive, but when Nashville FC Coach Bryan "BJ" Johnson took out Pervan for Walker Mainwaring, a new energy entered the field in the 62nd minute. After several attempts, Mainwaring eventually put a ball past the goalkeeper in the 91st minute of the game.
"Coming from behind in the first match of the season while on the road, speaks volumes to the talent of our players and the coaching staff," said Nashville FC President Chris Jones.
Meanwhile, Nashville FC is preparing for its second game against Chattanooga FC at Finley Stadium, Saturday, May 17th.