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

Breakdown and player ratings: Nashville SC 3-0 Atlanta United 2

A major bounceback game for Nashville SC was spearheaded by some familiar faces. How did NSC get back on the right side of the ledger? Quick note: my ratings are score-based after a film review, and on a scale that… there’s technically no range but anything over 15 is generally good and under 9 or so is bad for a full game worth of performance. … Continue reading Breakdown and player ratings: Nashville SC 3-0 Atlanta United 2

The Graphical: Nashville SC 3-0 Atlanta United 2

Welcome to The Graphical, in which I mine the Opta data for insights as to how Nashville SC’s most recent result came about. You can also see more conventional game coverage from the big win here at For Club and Country, and don’t forget to vote in community player ratings before the deadline, coming tomorrow or Wednesday. An even matchup Nashville ASC dominated on the scoreboard, … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 3-0 Atlanta United 2

Boys in Gold can build from bounce-back win

Don’t forget to vote in the community player ratings to have your voice heard! NASHVILLE – A resounding win (indeed the biggest winning margin in club history) felt pretty good for Nashville SC Saturday night. The group knocked off Atlanta United 2 by a 3-0 scoreline, with three different goal-scorers finding the back of the twine. For a side coming off just one win in their … Continue reading Boys in Gold can build from bounce-back win