Nashville SC have stunned heavy favourites Toronto FC to seal a place in the Eastern Conference semi-finals of the MLS Cup playoffs as far as MLS football is concerned. Major League Soccer (MLS) football is at the semi-final stage and Nashville SC are one of the four teams from the Eastern Conference. There are four teams left bothin the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference.
Nashville SC will now face Columbus Crew SC in the Eastern Conference semi-finals of MLS football for the right to secure a place in the final. Columbus Crew SC had earlier edged New York Red Bulls at home in a five-goal thriller. American international Gyasi Zardes scored what later proved to be the winning goal of the game midway into the second half as his team ran out 3-2 winners in the first-round clash played at the Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
Nashville SC had to go through the play-in round of MLS football to qualify for the playoffs. They thrashed David Beckham-owned Inter Miami CF 3-0 at home to make the playoffs. Randall Leal and Hany Mukthar penalty gave them a two-goal advantage at the end of the first half before Dax McCarthy scored the third and final goal in the second half of the game in Nashville, Tennessee.