Jacobs, Ayre talk through Priority Draft decisions

NEW YORK –¬†Nashville SC Chief Executive officer Ian Ayre and Mike Jacobs descended on Major League Soccer’s offices in Midtown Manhattan Sunday to draft… drafts. With the Boys in Gold entering the league as an expansion team come January, they’ll have access to a number of roster-building methods. They’ve already used a few: signing two players to their USL side a year in advance of … Continue reading Jacobs, Ayre talk through Priority Draft decisions

2020 expansion priority draft day is here

Mike Jacobs (left) and Ian Ayre (right) photo courtesy Nashville SC. That time that every young child aways with bated breath is finally upon us: that golden day where Nashville SC will flip a coin for first priority in roster-building mechanisms to enter Major League Soccer in 2020. For Club and Country will be at MLS Headquarters today for the priority draft! If you aren’t … Continue reading 2020 expansion priority draft day is here

Pitch Points is goin’ deep

Header image is the graphical representation of Sammy Kahsai’s likely goal of the week for Pittsburgh over the weekend. It’s pitch points. Herein I round up some of the links of most interest to fans of Nashville SC, MLS, the US National Teams, and the soccer world on the whole. If you have something you’d like me to include or consider for a future edition, … Continue reading Pitch Points is goin’ deep

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

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

How USL to MLS expansion sides built their rosters

Hey, that’s a couple MLS guys! MLS is a league that’s growing at a rapid pace: since 2009, the league has added 11 teams, with three more (including our own Nashville SC) slated to join over the next two years. The franchises that have joined MLS have built their inaugural rosters through a variety of mechanisms – basically any way you can do it, they … Continue reading How USL to MLS expansion sides built their rosters

Nashville SC’s MLS Roster basics

Derrick Jones is one of four players Nashville’s MLS organization has signed. Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country With a few extra days of rest of the team, keeping up with the grind of their games has been a little less strenuous this week. So let’s take the time to get into the basics of MLS roster-building. Obviously, it will be of major interest to us … Continue reading Nashville SC’s MLS Roster basics