The Graphical: Saint Louis FC 1-0 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insight about Nashville SC’s most recent game. Today, a disappointing loss to Saint Louis FC. The big switch? Darnell King mentioned a specific gameplan item in the postgame press conference. We get precious few morsels of that thought process (though many more this year than we did in 2018), so I always like … Continue reading The Graphical: Saint Louis FC 1-0 Nashville SC

Lackluster offense leaves the door open, and Saint Louis FC struts through to beat Nashville SC

Russell Cicerone found a 77th-minute winner for the hosts. Nashville SC has had one of the best offenses and one of the best defenses in the USL’s Eastern Conference over the course of the season. Saturday evening in Saint Louis, though, only one of them showed up. Nashville SC couldn’t muster much with the ball at their feet, and that gave host Saint Louis FC the … Continue reading Lackluster offense leaves the door open, and Saint Louis FC struts through to beat Nashville SC

USL power ratings: Sept. 9, 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: Sept. 9, 2019

Nashville SC gives up a late goal, can’t find the equalizer to win in Saint Louis

Don’t forget to vote – quickly and anonymously – in the Community ratings. Nashville SC could – temporarily, at least – have gone top of the Eastern Conference table with a win in Saint Louis Saturday evening, but it wasn’t the night for the Boys in Gold. Without striker Daniel Ríos for the third straight game as the future MLS player nurses a groin injury, … Continue reading Nashville SC gives up a late goal, can’t find the equalizer to win in Saint Louis

Nashville SC game preview 2019: at Saint Louis FC

Nashville SC had a disappointing result way back in March against Saint Louis FC. That was one of the top teams in all of USL, though, and STLFC is… no longer that. Can the Boys in Gold get a measure of revenge? The essentials Opponent: Saint Louis FC (8-9-8), 32 points, 10th place East. 39.63 ProjPts, 11th in USL East power ratings and 21st in combined … Continue reading Nashville SC game preview 2019: at Saint Louis FC