Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up the latest links of interest in the world of Nashville SC, US Soccer, analytics, and more. If you come across something you’d like me to share, e-mail, social media, or the comments here are the ways to bring it to my attention. Be still my heart. When the social media strategy is on point: See y’all back … Continue reading Pitch Points was a nice number of days from kickoff
Earlier today, Major League Soccer (finally) made it official: Nashville SC will play at least its first year in the league as a member of the Western Conference. That’s been basically understood for months now, but the official confirmation – and confirmation of no changes to that plan – is refreshing, and gives us a better idea of what the 2020* schedule will look like. … Continue reading Nashville SC will play in the West: What does it mean?
Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I make irregular roundups of links of interest to Nashville SC and US Soccer. If you don’t already follow the site on social channels, do so @ClubCountryUSA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Big data, big money. DC United has promoted its stat guru to the position of Technical Director. Your miileage may vary in terms of how important analytics are to … Continue reading Pitch Points has numbers to back up arguments
“What if,” you ask yourself, “there were someone who 1) is incredibly intelligent and analytical about soccer 2) spends a good portion of that analysis on the team from which the USMNT hired Gregg Berhalter, and 3) he even lives in Nashville, thus having an additional connection to the subject matter of this blog?” You ask yourself weird things. Fortunately for you, the weird thing … Continue reading Learn about Gregg Berhalter with Eliot McKinley of American Soccer Analysis
Two games, zero goals. You can’t win if you can’t score, and at this point in its young history as a franchise, Nashville SC has literally never found the back of the net in a meaningful game. What will it take for the Boys in Gold to end that ignominious streak? The problem Nashville SC has mustered just 13 shots so far in USL play, and … Continue reading Unlocking the offense
(Yes I know it is the afternoon). First things first, a couple mistakes based on tough viewing angles in the pressbox and no names on jerseys: the poor clearance that led to Atlanta’s third goal came off the foot of Michael DeGraffenreidt, not Jordan Dunstan. The bad back-pass that resulted in the first goal was Josh Hughes, not Liam Doyle. Either way, not errors you … Continue reading Morning-after thoughts: Nashville 1-3 Atlanta