Abandoned Red Bull II game rescheduled for Aug. 21

Nashville SC’s schedule is once again complete. The team’s June 26 game that was abandoned due to inclement weather will be made up in its entirety Aug. 21. From club release: NASHVILLE (July 18, 2019) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today that the postponed USL Championship regular season match between the club and New York Red Bulls II has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 7 … Continue reading Abandoned Red Bull II game rescheduled for Aug. 21

Nashville SC game preview 2019: At Memphis 901 FC

NSC took care of Memphis last time around. Can they repeat the feat on the road for their first season sweep? The essentials Opponent: Memphis 901 FC (3-8-5) • 14 points, 15th place USL East • 15th place USL East power ratings and 28th place combined-table Pure Power (14th East) Time, Location: Wednesday July 17, 7:30 p.m. CDT • AutoZone Park, Memphis, Tenn. Weather: 87ºF, 6% chance of rain, … Continue reading Nashville SC game preview 2019: At Memphis 901 FC

How USL to MLS expansion sides built their rosters: The lessons

Rounding out the “already-signed MLS players”  photo album to close the series. We’ve seen how the seven teams moving up from USL (or other second-division leagues) in recent seasons built their rosters, so what are the lessons we can take away from their processes and results? Be judicious in bringing USL players along This applies to both players from the final roster at the Division-2 … Continue reading How USL to MLS expansion sides built their rosters: The lessons

USL power ratings: July 15, 2019

Welcome to the USL power ratings! Don’t forget to follow the site on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the content on USL, US Soccer, and Nashville SC. Table Power This rating method combines points per game with the quality of opposition played (also measured in points per game). It’s blind to home/away splits as well as scoring margin. The goal is to project a final table … Continue reading USL power ratings: July 15, 2019

How USL to MLS expansion sides built their rosters – part two

Hey, that guy’s going to be one of Nashville’s MLS players! If you missed part one of this post yesterday, make sure you check it out. Herein, we take a look at how teams moving up from USL (or in a couple instances, other lower division leagues) built their inaugural rosters. 2015 Orlando City SC Previous league: USL Pro (USSF third division) 2009 Outcome: (12-14-8), … Continue reading How USL to MLS expansion sides built their rosters – part two