Nashville SC’s Dax McCarty Apologizes For Kicking RSL’s Bode Davis

Mar 20, 2022, 5:31 PM
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Dax McCarty #6 of Nashville SC pauses on the field during the second half against FC Cincinnati at Nissan Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. The match between Nashville and Cincinnati ended in a 2-2 draw. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – Nashville SC midfielder Dax McCarty issued an apology for kicking Real Salt Lake’s Bode Davis during RSL’s win over the MLS team from Tennessee.

Real Salt Lake hosted Nashville SC at Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday, March 19.

RSL defeated Nashville, 2-1.

A day after the match, McCarty apologized for kicking Davis and receiving a red card for his actions.

The midfielder expressed remorse and said he wanted to apologize via video rather than putting out a written statement.

“An apology and an explanation. How do you balance apologizing and providing context while not making it sound like BS?” McCarty tweeted alongside his apology video. “I don’t know if I got it right but either way, what happened yesterday was unacceptable. That much is true. Here’s to being better in the future.”

Dax McCarty’s red card vs. Real Salt Lake

The night before, McCarty received a red card after kicking Davis during stoppage time in the second half.

The midfielder challenged Davis and the RSL player fell to the turf. McCarty proceeded to kick the fallen Davis in frustration.

McCarty was shown a red card and was ejected from the match.

Two minutes later, Real Salt Lake held on for a one-goal victory.

With the result, RSL improved to a 3-1-0 record this season.

This season, McCarty has appeared in four matches for Nashville SC, including three starts.

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