The match's pivotal moment came in the 70th minute when Walker Zimmerman pulled down Robbie Robinson from behind on a sprint toward goal. Referee Rosendo Mendoza appeared at first to motion to his back pocket, which would have indicated a red card for a Denial of an Obvious Goal Scoring Opportunity. Instead, a yellow was shown to Zimmerman, a decision upheld following a lengthy Video Review.
Lewis Morgan's ensuing free kick deflected off the Nashville wall for a corner kick.
Robinson, who came off the substitute's bench, had only an 11-minute shift, leaving with an apparent hamstring injury.
Dom Badji had a golden chance to be the hero, but his open header in the box two minutes into second-half stoppage time missed the target.
- THE BIG PICTURE: Neither team will be particularly pleased with a goalless draw. If not for the debated moment in the second half (more on that below), Inter Miami, playing without the Higuain brothers, might have been more happy with the road point.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: DOGSO or nah? It was debated on the field, adjudicated by Video Review and a talking point on the broadcast and in post-match press conferences. Should Zimmerman have been shown red for this challenge on Robinson?
- MAN OF THE MATCH: The best scoring chances came in the opening 10 minutes — both coming to the visitors — and Willis came up big both times to deny Morgan and Chapman.