Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Derrick Jones, and Alan Winn post-Tormenta FC 2

Nashville SC began its US Open Cup run last night with a win over USL League Two side South Georgia Tormenta FC 2. What did head coach Gary Smith and his players think of the battle? Watch or read here. Coach Gary Smith “Always pleased to advance in the Cup. It’s completely different to league play. You’ve got to get yourself in the winning column … Continue reading Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Derrick Jones, and Alan Winn post-Tormenta FC 2

Press conference video and transcript: Gary Smith, Kharlton Belmar, and Alan Winn post-Swope Park Rangers

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and some of his players addressed the eedia after their team’s 5-1 win over Swope Park Rangers. Watch and read what they had to say here. Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith How do you evaluate the offensive performance? “From the very outset, it was a very positive, bright and purposeful start. To be perfectly honest, after Wednesday night, … Continue reading Press conference video and transcript: Gary Smith, Kharlton Belmar, and Alan Winn post-Swope Park Rangers

Bye week reset: Early season in the books

Nashville SC has only played three games to date, but with the first free weekend of the year in the books, let’s take a look at some of the things we’ve learned so far in the USL. Nashville has had it tough Most probably didn’t expect it when perusing the early-season schedule before the first kick, but NSC has played the toughest schedule in USL … Continue reading Bye week reset: Early season in the books

The Graphical: New York Red Bulls II 1-1 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insights into why each game ended with the result it did.  Nashville SC earned a 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls II in Montclair, N.J. Sunday afternoon. However, the way it happened will leave the Boys in Gold bitter they didn’t come away with all three points. What were some of the statistically … Continue reading The Graphical: New York Red Bulls II 1-1 Nashville SC

A final look at the NYCFC loss and finding some offense

We’re a few days (and on my part, a couple viewings, with plenty of note-taking) removed from Nashville SC’s 2-0 loss to New York City FC. What did a couple more viewings reveal? Offense is a work in progress After last year’s output, it’s understandable to feel skeptical or uneasy about Nashville SC’s inability to generate a ton of looks at net in this game. … Continue reading A final look at the NYCFC loss and finding some offense

Nashville SC announces returning players

From Club release: NASHVILLE (November 14, 2018) – The majority of the main contributors of Nashville Soccer Club’s successful inaugural season that finished in a USL Cup Playoff appearance this season will be back for 2019, pending USL and federation approval. Each of Nashville’s 12 highest minutes-played contributors will be back next year, including all four primary defenders and starting keeper on the league’s second-best defense. … Continue reading Nashville SC announces returning players

The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

We’ve reached the end of the USL season – though Nashville’s been done for nearly a month – so let’s continue wrapping things up by a graphical representation of the players’ 2018 performances. A few notes here: Field players only. I’ll consider doing something for keepers in the future, but it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that makes sense without broader comparisons. I … Continue reading The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars