USL power ratings: Aug. 12, 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: Aug. 12, 2019

Key newsbits: John Ingram and Ian Ayre on WSM

Zapruder film courtesy @SportsNightWSM twitter. Nashville SC majority owner John Ingram and CEO Ian Ayre headed to Opryland last week to chat with WSM’s Sports Night. They broke a few key pieces of news in that appearance. I have transcribed some of those from the audio. For their full interviews, please go to WSM (and they get all the credit for earning these quotes, I’m … Continue reading Key newsbits: John Ingram and Ian Ayre on WSM

Nashville SC game preview 2019: Bethlehem Steel

The bizarre circumstances of the last game against Bethlehem overshadowed what was ultimately a dominant win for Nashville. Can they repeat the feat at home? The essentials Opponent: Bethlehem Steel (6-12-4) • 13th place USL East • 14th place USL East power ratings and 28th place combined-table Pure Power (13th East) Time, Location: Saturday, Aug. 10 7:00 p.m. CDT • First Tennessee Park Weather: 87ºF, 3% chance of rain, … Continue reading Nashville SC game preview 2019: Bethlehem Steel

Michael Reed undergoes successful surgery

Nashville’s captain has officially seen his season end, but after successful surgery, his prognosis is positive long-term. From club release: NASHVILLE (Aug. 8, 2019) – Nashville SC midfielder Michael Reed underwent successful open reduction internal fixation of his left ankle today. According to the postsurgical report, Reed will be away from the pitch for four to six months, which concludes his participation in the USL … Continue reading Michael Reed undergoes successful surgery

Nashville SC excited for Godoy, not worried about price

Nashville SC created one of its biggest splashes yet on the road to Major League Soccer yesterday, signing San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Aníbal Godoy, effective Jan. 1, 2020. The Panamanian destroyer-type is someone who’s been on the team’s radar for a long time. In fact, NSC General Manager Mike Jacobs had experience with Godoy long before Nashville was even a twinkle in the eye of … Continue reading Nashville SC excited for Godoy, not worried about price

Nashville SC wins a game, likely loses a captain

Michael Reed photo from file, in case the fully intact left tib/fib and ankle didn’t give it away Mads Jørgensen definitely didn’t mean to break Michael Reed’s leg*. He just as certainly didn’t have intent to do serious harm to him. There’s a reasonable chance he didn’t even mean to foul Reed (honestly couldn’t tell you – one replay was enough to know I didn’t want to … Continue reading Nashville SC wins a game, likely loses a captain