Nashville SC will kick off their 2019 campaign against Major League Soccer side New York City FC. The Manchester City-owned club will travel to First Tennessee Park to take on the Boys In Gold on February 22.
“As we ready ourselves for the 2019 season, we need top competition to prepare our group,” says Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith (per the club's press release). “I am delighted that we have been able to include this matchup in our preseason schedule, and I hope our fans come out and support us against some of the best competition in Major League Soccer.”
New York City FC finished third in MLS's Eastern Conference in 2018, losing to eventual champions Atlanta United in the conference semifinals. Despite the departure of superstar forward David Villa at the end of the 2018 season, NYCFC boasts an impressive roster, including goalkeeper Sean Johnson and playmaker Maxi Moralez.
Stay tuned for more information and predictions leading up to the match. Tickets are currently available only to season ticket holders.