NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daniel Rios scored his first MLS goal on a diving header and Nashville SC beat D.C. United 1-0 on Wednesday night in the league’s first game with a female center referee in more than 20 years.
Tori Penso directed the match as center referee. The last woman to it was Sandy Hunt on May 13, 2000.
Dave Romney headed a corner kick to Rios for the winner in the 70th minute.
Nashville (4-5-3) rebounded from a 2-0 loss Saturday to MLS-leading Columbus that snapped a four-match unbeaten streak. D.C. United (2-6-5) is winless in four games.