We’re 74 days out from Nashville SC’s inaugural game as an MLS squad. The Boys in Gold have 22 players in the fold, through a combination of free transfer, various intra-MLS acquisition mechanisms, and through international transfer. But how does that compare to what previous expansion teams have done? Specifically, is Nashville SC’s roster build going quickly? Slowly? Let us take a look. In the … Continue reading Nashville SC roster build: On the pace?
The atmosphere may be a bit different next time. Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country The logical choice is the official one: Nashville SC’s first game as an MLS franchise will be a local derby* against Atlanta United. Also, I have to get used to not including the “2” reflexively at the end of that name. From Club release: NASHVILLE (Nov. 18, 2019) – Nashville Soccer … Continue reading Nashville SC will open 2020 MLS season at home against Atlanta United
Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up some links of interest to Nashville SC and US Soccer. If you’re not already, follow the site on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and if you find any stories you’d like me to share, those channels and e-mail are always open. Transfer rumorz Nashville SC apparently reached out to (outgoing) Stoke City and USMNT defender Geoff Cameron, who … Continue reading Pitch points has ambition
Long ago, before writing about Nashville SC became high-enough volume to fill a whole site, I talked a lot more about soccer around the country, region, world, galaxy, etc. These are those posts. Toronto FC came painfully close to being the first-ever team from Major League Soccer to win Concacaf Champions League in its current format (Los Angeles Galaxy won in 2000, when it was … Continue reading Concacaf Champions League returns tonight – feel the #CCLFever
Rounding up the latest in Nashville SC, US Soccer, and more. As always, hit me on the socials if you have a link you’d like me to dive into in one of these posts. Facilitiessssssss. I’ve talked about Real Salt Lake’s palatial training facility in the past, but now that it’s open, it’s time to take another look: It’s the home of Real Monarchs, the USL … Continue reading Pitch Points fawns over RSL
Welcome to Pitch Points: rounding up links of interest in Nashville, US Soccer, and other topics of interest. Don’t forget to follow the site on Twitter and Facebook, where you can always drop links to share in one of these posts. Development. This one snuck through (as in “I had a tab for it open and totally forgot to include it”) last week’s links post, but … Continue reading Pitch Points pays solidarity
As always don’t forget to follow For Club and Country on Facebook and Twitter. Catch anything in the wild that you want me to share in one of these posts? Send me a note through either of those channels. Interesting times for World Cup 2026. The process for winning the World Cup is semi-complicated (to say nothing of errors leaving Nashville-based media scrambling to fact … Continue reading Pitch Points has fingers crossed for 2026