Nashville SC

Boys in Not Gold: May 25, 2021

Elliot Panicco photo from file/Courtesy Nashville SC

Welcome to Boys in Not Gold, taking a look at Nashville SC’s players who are currently away on assignment.

Winger David Accam

On year-long loan to Hammarby IF in Sweden

Hammarby lost to Kalmar FF 2-1 Sunday morning. Accam did not start the match, but came on as a 72nd-minute substitute. The scoring was already completed by the time he entered, but he didn’t do much to change that.

With the loss, Hammarby is down to No. 8 in the Allsvenskan (a win would have moved them to third).

Up next: Hammarby v. Häcken in the Svenska Cupen • Sunday, 7:30 a.m. CDT

Defender Miguel Nazarit

On season-long loan to Independiente Santa Fe in Colombia

Nazarit was available off the bench – but did not enter the game – in Independiente Santa Fe’s 2-1 loss to River Plate in the fifth matchdate of Copa Libertadores’s Group D. That loss means Santa Fe has no opportunity to advance out of the group, making tonight’s final game of the 2020-21 season a dead-rubber match for the squad. Given he’s clearly not in the plans for the first team (despite not being injured, he’s rarely even made the matchday squad until Copa Lib, which has unlimited bench size), a meaningless match is probably his best-case scenario for a potential appearance.

Up next: Santa Fe v. Junior F.C. in Copa Libertadores Group D • TODAY, 5:15 p.m. CDT

Goalkeeper Elliot Panicco and Defender Nick Hinds

Austin Bold drew Real Monarchs SLC 1-1 in Herriman, Utah. Both Nashville SC loanees were in the starting lineup.

Panicco faced three shots on target, saving two of them and allowing one goal. Both saves were fairly impressive, though the goal did see him let a runner sneak one into the post as Panicco was diving into the net (i.e. the place where, if you get your hands on the ball, it’s already too late).

Panicco also completed 16/26 passes, with 11 of them short balls (a pretty good number for a goalkeeper at the USL level, which tends to see teams play long more regularly).

Hinds played just 62 minutes before being subbed off. He completed 24/27 passes, won 2/4 duels (including his only attempted aerial duel), created one chance, fired one unsuccessful cross, and committed one foul. You could argue that he was largely responsible for the Monarchs’ goal, however (he’s No. 31 in the video above).

Up next: Austin Bold FC v. Real Monarchs SLC • Wednesday, 8 p.m. CDT (ESPN+)

Goalkeeper Tor Saunders

This is very specifically not in the “Not Gold” realm, but it’s worth noting that goalkeeper draftee Tor Saunders can be spotted in NSC training in the video I posted the other day.

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