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Major League Soccer 2023: Nashville takes on New York City in Tournament Opener

Nashville: The Major League Soccer 2023 kicks off tomorrow as home boys Nashville SC take on New York City at GEODIS Park.

The new season gets underway at 16:30 ET as Nashville prepares for the Man in Black Match. The Boys in Gold adorns the Man in Black Kit, created in collaboration with Johnny Cash‘s family and estate. The game takes place on what would have been Johnny’s 91st Birthday Weekend. Pre-game Johnny Cash’s son John Carter Cash will perform the Nashville SC Guitar riff while his wife Ana Cristina Cash performs at halftime.

NYCFC opens in Tennessee as they miss Maxi Moralez, who packed bags to his boyhood club and Heber. Heber, an instrumental player of MLS 2021 alongside Moralez, was traded to Seattle Sounders FC. The team however boasts a talented young side starting with left winger Talles Magno, Mattias Pellegrini, and Thiago Andrade among others.

After a grueling six-week preseason, Nashville is geared up for action. The team entrusted to Gary Smith starts with fresh faces like Fafa Picault. The team also builds on the World Cup players Shaq Moore and Matt Zimmerman, one of the reasons Nashville is the prime favorite. Additionally, The leading goal-scorer and 2022 MVP Hany Mukhtar adds depth to the team.

Introduced three seasons back, Nashville SC has appeared in all three MLS Play-offs. however, the team has never been able to go past the Conference Semi-finals. As the ball rolls in GEODIS, The team aims to fill the trophy cabinets.

On the Other hand, New York City FC has a racked-up cabinet. The team played its first MLS in 2015 as an expansion team. They quickly rose up coming second in the Supporters’ Shield in 2017. They won the Eastern Conference Regular Season in 2019 and the Play-Offs in 2021. In 2021, NYCFC, a sibling club of Manchester City won their first MLS. Subsequently, they defeated the champions of Campeon de Campeones of Liga MX Atlas to win the Campeones Cup. NYCFC in the opener has only one thing on its mind, victory.

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Mohammed Bazim
Mohammed Bazim
With a dream to be in the paddock living the life, Mohammed Bazim is a 19-year-old collegiate who spends his day watching old games, trying to learn more about his passion, Formula One. Hailing from Kerala, he considers himself to be a trivia aficionado. His lover passion for trivia does not end at Formula 1, it just begins there. Bazim loves to write about anything and everything related to Business, Sports, Fashion, and International Relations.


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