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Boys in Not Gold: Nov. 6, 2019

Double-dip on the pic, but it’s because Aníbal Godoy is the newsworthy one the second week in a row. I’ll save intra-MLS players – without new information, at least – for a big roundup later. Otherwise, they’re chillin’ unless there’s new info. Joining in January Aníbal Godoy – with San Jose Earthquakes until the MLS trade window Godoy was called up for Panama’s Nations League … Continue reading Boys in Not Gold: Nov. 6, 2019

Who makes the cut? My projections for USL players jumping to MLS

Ropapa Mensah’s youth makes him a good fit to move up with Nashville SC. Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country. Nashville SC has seven players currently signed for the inaugural MLS season (with two more on the way the moment the MLS trade window opens next week). Who from the current – or soon-to-be-outgoing – USL side will join them? My official projections (I should note … Continue reading Who makes the cut? My projections for USL players jumping to MLS

Nashville SC has decisions to make on bringing players from USL to MLS

Nashville SC midfielder Matt LaGrassa. Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country The minute the final whistle blew at 90’+4 Saturday evening, Nashville SC’s 2019 season ended. With it ended the club’s tenure in USL Championship. The focus immediately shifted – had to shift – to the future. With three of the team’s players (strikers Daniel Ríos and Cameron Lancaster, and midfielder Derrick Jones) under contract for … Continue reading Nashville SC has decisions to make on bringing players from USL to MLS

The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Indy Eleven

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights into Nashville SC’s most recent contest. This is a sad one: the end of the USL road with a 1-0 loss to Indy Eleven. Not incisive in Zone 14 Nashville SC ultimately had more possession than Indy Eleven – certainly thanks to the game state, with a deficit for over a third of … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Indy Eleven

Report: Nashville SC to add Dax McCarty, Dave Romney

McCarty photo courtesy Chicago Fire Offseason acquisitions are officially (unofficially!) here. Per The Athletic‘s Paul Tenorio, Nashville SC has traded for($) Chicago Fire captain Dax McCarty and LA Galaxy defender Dave Romney. The Fire will get $50,000 in General Allocation Money, $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money, and a second-round draft pick in exchange for McCarty. The Galaxy pick up $225,000 in unspecified allocation money in exchange … Continue reading Report: Nashville SC to add Dax McCarty, Dave Romney

A heartbreaking end as Nashville SC bounced from playoffs by Indy Eleven

Photo from file. Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country I’ll be honest: I’ve started this game column on multiple occasions, then deleted everything I’d written just a few minutes later. How do you write about an ending? Not just for a single game, not just for a single season, but for an entire era? That’s what we saw Saturday evening in First Tennessee Park. Nashville SC … Continue reading A heartbreaking end as Nashville SC bounced from playoffs by Indy Eleven

USL power ratings and Conference Championship computer picks

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. Pure Power This ratings method uses scoring in each individual game, compared to the opponent’s averages, to determine teams’ overall quality. It’s blind to result (W-L-D) but aware of location and score. I expressed skepticism about Pittsburgh’s flat-track bully routine, and a … Continue reading USL power ratings and Conference Championship computer picks