The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-1 Louisville City FC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights into recent Nashville SC results. We’ll take it back to a week ago today, and break down the crucial win against Louisville City FC. Did Louisville tilt the field? From around the time Nashville took an early lead until Gary Smith made a couple substitutions, it felt like Louisville was strongly on the … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-1 Louisville City FC

After massive week, opportunity awaits Nashville SC

Photo from file. Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country. Two games, two teams jockeying for positions comfortably inside the playoff field. Two defeats at the hands of Nashville SC. After a 2-1 win over Louisville City FC Tuesday, the Boys in Gold put a cherry on their week with a dominant 2-0 win over North Carolina FC Saturday evening at Nissan Stadium. “I have to … Continue reading After massive week, opportunity awaits Nashville SC

USL power ratings: Oct. 14, 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: Oct. 14, 2019

Community ratings: Nashville SC 2-0 North Carolina FC

The Boys in Gold took down North Carolina FC in reasonably convincing fashion Saturday evening, giving themselves the chance to finish first in the USL’s Eastern Conference. How did you rate the individual performances in the 2-0 win? Have your say anonymously and quickly here! For more traditional game coverage, check out the postgame story. Continue reading Community ratings: Nashville SC 2-0 North Carolina FC

Nashville SC gets a pair of headed goals to take down North Carolina FC

The stakes for Nashville SC’s Saturday evening game against North Carolina FC were large. A win, and the Boys in Gold would seal a home playoff game (and by halftime, they knew it would seal two home playoff games, with Indy Eleven and Tampa Bay Rowdies tying, to prevent either of them from passing NSC in the Eastern Conference table). A loss or draw, and they’d … Continue reading Nashville SC gets a pair of headed goals to take down North Carolina FC

Nashville SC game preview 2019: North Carolina FC

Nashville SC had a disappointing road result against North Carolina FC earlier this Summer. Can an NSC team hitting its stride take down an NCFC team that’s lost ground in the time since? The essentials Opponent: North Carolina FC (15-9-8) • 7th place USL East • 7th place USL East power ratings and 6th place combined-table Pure Power (5th East) Time, Location: Saturday Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m. CDT … Continue reading Nashville SC game preview 2019: North Carolina FC

Press conference video and transcript: Gary Smith and Daniel Ríos pre-NCFC

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and striker Daniel Ríos met with the media before their team’s matchup with North Carolina FC this weekend. Watch or read their comments here. Head coach Gary Smith The win Tuesday only raises the stakes on Saturday’s game. What’s that mean for your mental state as a team? “As we went into these last three home games, really the … Continue reading Press conference video and transcript: Gary Smith and Daniel Ríos pre-NCFC