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In a cavernous Nissan Stadium, an announced crowd of 3,500 feels more like 350.

So that roar for Daniel Rios’ goal Tuesday night, it was authentic excitement.

More than a few thousand will be saying they were there, too, when Rios crossed up an FC Dallas defender and booted Nashville’s third score of the game.

It was Nashville SC’s goal of the season, a chef’s kiss-worthy finishing touch to the best performance to date for a team that is zeroing in a playoff spot – and is starting to look more capable of doing something once it gets there.

Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Dallas put Nashville into eighth place in the Eastern Conference, five points clear of the cutoff for the 10 teams that’ll keep playing after the regular season ends — which for Nashville will be five games and about three weeks from now.

This latest victory was worth more than three points, though, because it offered what had been missing:

Goals. Excitement. Highlights. Fun.

In terms of results,…

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