From the film room: A new way to find a look at goal

One of Nashville SC’s issues in 2018 was a lack of scoring, and some of that centered around a struggle to create high-value scoring opportunities. While NSC didn’t do much to inspire confidence by way of actually putting the ball into the net Saturday evening, they did generate looks against a very tough Saint Louis FC defense, and their best look at goal came with a … Continue reading From the film room: A new way to find a look at goal

Nashville SC stadium won’t be ready until 2022

Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre gave fans an update on the team’s website this mornming. The most notable tidbit from his letter is that the soccer-specific stadium won’t be ready for the beginning of the 2021 MLS season. Instead of moving in partway through that year, the club will delay its full occupation until 2022. Given the size, scope and challenges in building what will … Continue reading Nashville SC stadium won’t be ready until 2022

From the film room: Saint Louis breaks the deadlock

I don’t typically write up film room stories on a set piece opportunity unless there’s something particularly interesting to note from them. However, thanks to a couple fairly forthcoming answers on the topic at the postgame press conference, it’s worth at least a look to see how Saint Louis FC scored the game-winner against Nashville SC. The situation Nashville SC has juuuuust missed going into … Continue reading From the film room: Saint Louis breaks the deadlock

The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Saint Louis FC

How did Saturday night’s disappointing loss to Saint Louis FC come about? Herein I mine the Opta data for some answers and insights. Unleash Lancaster Nashville SC made two massive signings this offseason from a goal-scoring perspective. Indeed, both strikers – Cameron Lancaster, the league’s single-season goal record-holder, and Daniel Ríos, who was second to Lancaster in regular-season scoring last year – got on board … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Saint Louis FC

Nashville SC still learning tough lessons after first loss of 2019

Matt LaGrassa’s header forced a bigtime save of Jake Fenlason – and the Saint Louis keeper delivered. Nashville SC made a number of high-profile signings this offseason – and the quality of play has looked improved, accordingly – but not enough to score against a stout Saint Louis FC defense last night. In a high-variance, low-scoring game like soccer, not taking advantage of opportunities can … Continue reading Nashville SC still learning tough lessons after first loss of 2019

Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Liam Doyle, Taylor Washington after loss to Saint Louis FC

Nashville SC didn’t achieve the desired result against Saint Louis FC last night. Here’s what the gaffer and two of his defenders had to say after the contest. Comments courtesy Nashville SC media relations. Gary Smith “Of course, bitterly disappointed. I think any defeat at home would put us in a very similar mindset. I actually thought the first half, they looked more threatening without really … Continue reading Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Liam Doyle, Taylor Washington after loss to Saint Louis FC