Local take: McCarty and Chicago were ready to move on, giving Nashville a steal

Dax McCarty photo courtesy Nashville SC. At 32 years old, Dax McCarty started 32 games for the Chicago Fire this season, captaining the squad in all of them*. At the end of the season – as part of a larger-scale house-cleaning that included head coach Veljko Paunovic – McCarty was nonetheless considered surplus to requirements for the 2020 season and beyond. The Fire’s loss is … Continue reading Local take: McCarty and Chicago were ready to move on, giving Nashville a steal

Nashville SC lands three on USL Championship first-team

Nashville SC’s 2019 season is one for the record books, and it finishes with three players named to the USL Championship’s first-team all-league side. Striker Daniel Ríos, centerback Forrest Lasso, and goalkeeper Matt Pickens earn top honors. Daniel Ríos finished as the runner-up in the Golden Boot race, scoring 21 goals and adding two assists in 33 combined regular-season and playoff games. He became the … Continue reading Nashville SC lands three on USL Championship first-team

A big week in Nashville SC’s future begins today

Nashville SC General Manager Mike Jacobs and CEO Ian Ayre. Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country With the 2019 MLS season officially in the books – congrats, Seattle Sounders, Nashville is coming for your crown! – it’s time to hone our focus on NSC’s build for the inaugural MLS season. This is a crucial week when it comes to the final look of the 2020 roster. … Continue reading A big week in Nashville SC’s future begins today

That’s a Wrap: Nashville SC 2019

Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country With Nashville’s soon-to-be-former league just days away from finishing its 2019 season, and the future league finishing up with the Seattle Sounders earning the crown in a 3-1 victory this afternoon, it’s time to re-live the Boys in Gold during their final campaign in USL. This doesn’t signify the end of coverage of the 2019 season, but certainly it’s a … Continue reading That’s a Wrap: Nashville SC 2019

The Wrap: Nashville SC 0-1 Indy Eleven (USL playoffs 2019)

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from the last Nashville SC game. This is… the last one ever at the USL level. End of an era. Local content The game story: Pasher’s magical moment came on a beautiful feed from defensive midfielder Tyler Gibson, who played the striker in over the top. Pasher tapped first-time with his left foot, just tucking the ball … Continue reading The Wrap: Nashville SC 0-1 Indy Eleven (USL playoffs 2019)

From the film room: Windiana

Welcome to the Film Room, wherein I get all tactical with gifs and pictures and whatnot to explain a play from Nashville SC’s recent games. This one will not be fun! The situation Nashville and Indy have played a tense, cagey match. We’re nearly 15 minutes into the second half, and while there have been some OK opportunities, only one truly dangerous scoring chance that … Continue reading From the film room: Windiana