Toronto FC and Nashville SC play to scoreless draw

Giancarlo Aulino
FiredUp Network Sports Writer


Saturday, April 8, 2023

Toronto FC played Nashville SC to a scoreless draw tonight and in doing so, extended their unbeaten streak to 6 straight matches. 

Despite missing a natural striker posing a threat in their attack, Toronto have remained consistent on the defensive-end and have shown a lot of potential for what they can accomplish when they build more chemistry among the attackers. 

Nashville goalkeeper Joe Willis made crucial stops in the final 10 minutes, which ensured that the match remained tied and that Toronto didn't leave with the full three points. Federico Bernardeschi was a constant scoring threat in the final moments of the match as his free kick was stopped and he nearly assisted on a late game-winner. 

During his post-match press conference, TFC head coach Bob Bradley shared his thoughts on the draw and his takeaways from the club's performance. He mentioned that the second half was a much stronger effort, saying:


"I thought overall our mentality, our defending, was good. Especially, I thought the second half we found a better way to control things, they are very dangerous in transition, but the second half, we controlled more of the game and we started as the game went on to create more and more advantages." 


Although TFC would like to have more than one win at this point, they have to take solace in the fact that they have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four matches and picked up points. 

Toronto defender Sigurd Rosted also shared his thoughts on the clean sheet and mentioned that he although winning the match was the desired result, he is content that the club continues to pick up points, saying: 

"It's good to have a clean sheet but we really wanted the three points today and we had some opportunities. So we felt like we should have done better on those situations. But in the end, one point away, is good." 


Toronto were once again without the services of Lorenzo Insigne, who has been out of the lineup since sustaining an injury that forced him to sub off in the season opener. It remains to be seen whether the Italian winger will return to the lineup next weekend. 

TFC are back in action next Saturday, when they host Atlanta United at BMO Field. 


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