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

The Wrap: Louisville City FC 2-1 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from last week’s Nashville SC game. An early lead evaporated like the health of Nashville SC’s players just up the road in Louisville. Local content Game story: Then, the players started dropping. Lancaster was subbed out (for Ropapa Mensah) with an injury just 29 minutes into the game, and Ríos came up lame (but remained on … Continue reading The Wrap: Louisville City FC 2-1 Nashville SC

From the film room: Sleeping defense allows a chance

The situation We’re getting late in the first half, and Nashville SC has a 1-0 lead on Louisville City FC. However, the Boys in Purple are certainly getting the better of the run of play (they’d earn – and miss – a penalty in just a few minutes). LCFC is working the ball down the right side of the field, when left wingback Taylor Washington … Continue reading From the film room: Sleeping defense allows a chance

Nashville SC recalls Vinnie Vermeer from loan spell

Nashville SC midfielder Vinnie Vermeer probably didn’t even have the time to hit Fremont Street. His loan spell in Las Vegas has come to and end. From club release: Nashville Soccer Club announced today the club has recalled midfielder Vinnie Vermeer from Western Conference side Las Vegas Lights FC. The 24-year-old Dutch player did not see any action during his week in Las Vegas. Since … Continue reading Nashville SC recalls Vinnie Vermeer from loan spell

From the film room: Louisville finds a winner

How did Louisville City FC break the (brief) deadlock against Nashville SC Saturday? Let’s go to the film to find out. The situation Despite being on the back foot for much of the game, Nashville SC scored early (a Goal of the Week-nominated golazo from Daniel Ríos) and rode that lead for much of the game. However, Louisville City leveled things up on a set … Continue reading From the film room: Louisville finds a winner

The Graphical: Louisville City FC 2-1 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insights into Nashville SC’s latest result. Today, just a couple quick graphs that tell the story of a 2-1 loss to Louisville City FC. If you haven’t voted in the Community Ratings yet, be sure to do so here. For more conventional game coverage, see my postgame column here. Tilting the field Louisville … Continue reading The Graphical: Louisville City FC 2-1 Nashville SC