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Boyd scores first goal of season, Nashville beats NYCFC

Nashville SC Hany Mukhtar - The Canadian Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tyler Boyd scored his first goal of the season Saturday night to help Nashville SC beat New York City FC 1-0.

Nashville (6-5-8) has just one loss in its last eight games.

Sam Surridge first-timed an entry to Boyd who headed home the finish from just outside the 6-yard box to give Nashville a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute.

NYCFC (9-8-2) has lost three consecutive games following a five-game win streak.

New York City had 54% possession and outshot Nashville 14-8, had no shots on target to Nashville's three.

Matt Freese had two saves for NYCFC.


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