MN Migration: Nashville Bows Out of Open Cup

by on 27 June 2018

In this recap of Minnesotans playing professionally outside of the state: streaks end for Jome and Bunbury.

A 2-1 loss to Louisville City ended Nashville SC’s run in the U.S. Open Cup. Ismalia Jome started on the left side of the midfield. The former Loon nearly set up an opening goal in the 55th minute. After taking the ball to the end line, Jome sent a ball to a teammate inside the six yard box, but the shot hit the post. Three minutes later his mark put Louisville up 2-0 after a short corner.

The loss also stopped Nashville’s undefeated streak, which they had extended to eleven games with a 1-0 win over North Carolina FC the previous week. Jome went the distance running the left flank and had a hand in two near chances. In the 21st minute he sent a lofted cross into the box, but the resulting header was pushed over the bar. Jome sent in a shot of his own in the dying moments but, once again, the keeper tipped it to safety.

Andrew Kendall-Moullin helped Atlanta United 2 earn a 1-1 draw with the Charlotte Independence. The midfielder turned defender went the full 90 winning seven of 10 duels and making six clearances. An own goal prevented Atlanta from earning just its second shutout of the season.

The New England Revolution tied 2-2 with the San Jose Earthquakes. Teal Bunbury did not make it on the scoresheet, ending a four-game scoring run. The forward only took three shots with just one on target and completed 50% of his passes.

On the other side of the draw Jackson Yueill spent most of the night on the bench. The midfielder did eventually make it into the game, but only in the third minute of stoppage time.

Yueill did see more time in San Jose’s 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake. Still fighting for minutes in a struggling side, the second year pro earned 71 minutes. Yueill completed 31 of his 37 passes and attempted three shots from well outside of the box. Two missed the mark and the third never made it past his defender.

Calum Mallace also earned a whole minute for LAFC in a 2-0 win over Columbus Crew SC. The midfielder was the only sub made by LAFC despite having a two goal lead since the eighth minute. Mallace saw more time during a 3-2 win against Sacramento Republic FC in Open Cup play. He came in in the 70th minute and completed 16 of 18 passes.

While some struggle for playing time, Tyler David went the full 90 three times for Bollklubben-46 in the last two weeks. The former St. Louis FC player has not missed a minute of play since joining the Finnish side. David was in the defense for losses to FC Espoo and Musan Salama. BK-46 did earn its second win of the season with a 3-0 defeat of Hämeenlinnan Jalkapalloseura Akatemia. The mixed results keep BK-46 second from the bottom of the table.

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