D.C. United opened the scoring just eight minutes after kickoff, courtesy of a finish from Estonian striker Erik Sorga.
That lead would be short-lived, however, as Nashville's Derrick Jones drew a foul in the penalty box four minutes after Sorga's opener, allowing Designated Player Hany Mukhtar to drill the ensuing spot kick to level the contest.
12' | GOAAALLLLL— Nashville SC (@NashvilleSC) February 19, 2020
Derrick Jones is fouled in the box, then Hany Mukhtar buries the penalty.
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Neither side struck again for the rest of match and the contest would end 1-1.
The result brings Nashville's 2020 preseason to close at 3W-1L-2D in six matches. D.C. United (2W-2L-1D) have one more exhibition match to go, set for a Saturday bout with the Philadelphia Union in Clearwater, Florida.
- 8' - DC - Erik Sorga
- 12' - NSH - Hany Mukhtar (PK)
D.C United starting XI: Chris Seitz — Chris Odoi-Atsem, Shane Wiedt, Aaron Maund, Oniel Fisher — Carter Manley, Kevin Paredes — Moses Nyeman, Emmanuel Boateng, Griffin Yow — Erik Sorga
D.C. United, 61st min: Earl Edwards Jr. — Joseph Mora, Steven Birnbaum, Frederic Brillant, Russell Canouse — Felipe Martins, Junior Moreno — Julian Gressel, Griffin Yow, Ulises Segura — Ola Kamara
Nashville SC: Joe Willis — Daniel Lovitz, Walker Zimmerman (82' Jalil Anibaba), Dave Romney, Eric Miller — Dax McCarty, Anibal Godoy — Randall Leal, Derrick Jones (63' Daniel Rios), Hany Mukhtar (72' Alan Winn) — Dominique Badji (63' Abu Danladi)