Major League Soccer

Nashville beats Sporting KC behind Mukhtar's 15th goal of the season

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) Hany Mukhtar scored his 15th goal of the season and he added an assist as Nashville beat Sporting Kansas City 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Nashville (12-9-7) ended a six-game winless streak - with its last road win coming against Dallas on June 3. Sporting KC (9-13-8) has gone 7-3-1 in its last 11 regular-season home games after going winless in the first four this season.

Mukhtar made it 2-0 in the 66th minute by hammering home a failed clearance. Mukhtar has 58 regular-season goals since joining the league in 2020.

Fafà Picault headed in Daniel Lovitz's corner kick in the 29th to open the scoring. Jack Maher also scored on a header, at the end of Mukhtar's free kick, in the 76th.

Nashville travels to play the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday. Sporting KC will host the Houston Dynamo on Saturday.

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Updated September 20, 2023