Postgame presser: Smith, Ockford, Pickens and Winn discuss victory over Birmingham

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and three of his players met with the media after Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Birmingham Legion. Watch and read their comments here. Head coach Gary Smith “Well obviously, I’m delighted to be bagging the three points tonight. The game really unfolded in a fashion that I expected: our wide flank play was very good, we looked bright and purposeful … Continue reading Postgame presser: Smith, Ockford, Pickens and Winn discuss victory over Birmingham

The Graphical: Swope Park Rangers 0-2 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights about how Nashville SC’s most recent game came to the result it did. This time, that result was a two-goal breeze past Swope Park Rangers 2. Losing the (possession) battle, winning the war Nashville SC’s ability to win games while losing the possession battle (or vice versa, or various riffs on the theme) … Continue reading The Graphical: Swope Park Rangers 0-2 Nashville SC

From the film room: Quick strike for the Winn

Nashville SC managed to boss the first half against Indy Eleven before sitting back and absorbing pressure after the break. How did the back-breaker happen? The situation Nashville SC has a 1-0 lead on a nice give-and-go play between Daniel Ríos and Michael Reed in the 24th minute. The Boys in Gold have also dominated much of the possession in the contest (and certainly the … Continue reading From the film room: Quick strike for the Winn

Nashville SC wins when the stakes are high

don’t forget to vote in the community player ratings here.  NASHVILLE – Nashville SC fans got a preview of the MLS experience Saturday evening with the Boys in Gold taking the field in Nissan Stadium. Their home venue for the first two years of Major League Soccer play in 2020 and 2021 (and typically the home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans) found its first winner in … Continue reading Nashville SC wins when the stakes are high

Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Ken Tribbett, and Alan Winn after Indy Eleven victory

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and two of his players met the media after a 2-0 win over Indy Eleven. Watch and read their comments here. Gary Smith “I always suspected it would be a very tough and difficult evening, and it proved to be that way. I’ve just said to the guys in there, if you want to beat the best teams and … Continue reading Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Ken Tribbett, and Alan Winn after Indy Eleven victory

Presser video and transcript: Gary Smith, player pre-Indy Eleven match

Was the Memphis win a bounceback from the two prior losses that takes you into the next phase of the season? “It was important in more ways than one. We’d had 10 days break, local rivalry, beaten in the last two games – which was a huge disappointment for everyone involved – and knowing that we have another break. so it was very very important … Continue reading Presser video and transcript: Gary Smith, player pre-Indy Eleven match

From the film room: Winn makes a chance out of the high press

Nashville SC didn’t experience a lot of joy against Birmingham Legion, but managed to come away with a win. That was largely thanks to one play (in two parts) by winger Alan Winn. The situation It’s the 62nd minute, and the teams are scoreless. Both Birmingham Legion and Nashville SC have had a couple chances (the former on counters, the latter by building up through … Continue reading From the film room: Winn makes a chance out of the high press