Nashville SC traditions unveiled for season opener and beyond

From Club release: NASHVILLE (Feb. 18, 2020) – Nashville Soccer Club unveiled today a series of rituals and activations that will take place during the club’s inaugural match in Major League Soccer against Atlanta United FC on Feb. 29, presented by Renasant Bank. Fans planning to attend will want to get in their seats early to see Judah and the Lion, Charles Esten and Lzzy Hale … Continue reading Nashville SC traditions unveiled for season opener and beyond

Analyzing Nashville SC’s defensive situation

Since preseason friendlies have Pac-Manned up much of my time and energy lately (in addition to the municipal government crumbling around us and the like), it’s been a while since an entry in my series looking at statistical previews of the Nashville SC roster position-by-position. Previous entries include wingers, goalkeepers, and attacking midfield. (Entries to come include defensive midfield and striker, then, yeah?). The Romney … Continue reading Analyzing Nashville SC’s defensive situation

Nashville SC features on MLSSoccer.com

Some more writing from yours truly on MLSSoccer.com. Read up on the league’s website. First, on how Nashville SC’s stadium deal got over the finish line. Then, the off-field build toward the regular season, including that Nashville SC has sold more than 40,000 tickets to the season-opening game against Atlanta United. The two-plus years since announcement of the club’s entry into the league in December of … Continue reading Nashville SC features on MLSSoccer.com

Press conference: Gary Smith and Matt LaGrassa after 3-1 win over FC Cincinnati

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and midfielder Matt LaGrassa spoke with the media after yesterday’s 3-1 preseason victory against FC Cincinnati. Read their full comments here. Head coach Gary Smith “Another very competitive preseason game. As I look at the fixtures that we’ve put together here – I may have mentioned it in my last press chat – we don’t really have any straightforward … Continue reading Press conference: Gary Smith and Matt LaGrassa after 3-1 win over FC Cincinnati

Nashville SC knocks off FC Cincinnati, 3-1 in preseason match

In the only season they shared in USL, Nashville SC and FC Cincinnati squared off five times. In a preseason match, three in the regular season, and one in the playoffs, they didn’t manage to find any separation through the run of play (Cincinnati advanced on penalties in the 2018 USL playoffs). That must have made it feel all the sweeter for Nashville SC – … Continue reading Nashville SC knocks off FC Cincinnati, 3-1 in preseason match

Nashville SC 2020 preseason preview: FC Cincinnati

Slightly different situation from previous games between these teams. After a one-year hiatus in the rivalry, Nashville SC and FC Cincinnati will get things going again in a preseason friendly. What should we expect to see? The essentials Opponent: FC Cincinnati (6-22-6 last season) • 24 points, 12th place MLS East, missed playoffs. No. 23 MLS offense, No. 22 MLS defense (xG Power Ratings). Time, … Continue reading Nashville SC 2020 preseason preview: FC Cincinnati

Resolving stadium dispute allows Nashville SC to focus on 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Through years(!) of progression in Metro Council and across the Mayor’s desk, Nashville SC’s stadium has seemed alternately inevitable and unattainable. With yesterday’s announcement that new Mayor John Cooper had reached a deal with club ownership to demolish the existing buildings at The Fairgrounds Nashville on the future site of the stadium, this thing may – finally – be actually across the … Continue reading Resolving stadium dispute allows Nashville SC to focus on 2020