Nashville Metros shutout Bermuda

Monday, April 30, 2001 at 1:00am

The Nashville Metros won their second match in a row Saturday, defeating the Bermuda National Team, 2-0, in front of about 900 fans at Ezell Park, in the first international match ever played in Nashville.

The Metros got goals from forwards Jeff Houser and Pasi Kinturi, last season's leading scorer, to secure the victory.

The Metros were playing their final exhibition game before their A-League home opener next Friday at 7 p.m. against the Richmond Kickers.

Nashville got on the board 14 minutes into the game when Houser rebounded the ball off a Bermuda defender in a mad scramble in front of the goal and slipped it past Bermuda goalkeeper Timmy Figuerido.

Just eight minutes into the second half, the Metros got their second goal as the midfielder Jaymi Bailey played a through ball past a Bermuda defender to the streaking Kinturi, who went in alone against Figuerido. Kinturi launched a soft lob over his head into the net.

Starting goalie Cole Burgman was unable to answer the bell and backup Tommy Tynes blocked all eight of the Bermuda team

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