The final piece of the overview of the Eastern Conference: the six teams that made the playoffs in the conference last year and are back to defend (aside from Nashville, which I’ll cover in a different way for obvious reasons). See the arrivals and departures and the non-playoff teams here. The East was much stronger than the West in spots 1-8 last year, whereas the … Continue reading Nashville SC schedule preview 2019: Eastern Conference playoff contenders
For future consideration. Bournemouth has hired a loan manager to track their players who are out with other clubs. Maybe not that interesting on its own (they’re hardly the first to do it – certainly Manchester City and Chelsea have entire departments to manage their empires) – but does indicate a seriousness about the way they intend to do business. As Nashville SC enters the big … Continue reading Pitch points: With plans! Maybe!
Nashville took a key loss in Eastern Conference play last night, falling at home to Bethlehem Steel. How do you think the individual players performed? Have your say with a (quick, anonymous) vote in the player ratings! Continue reading Community ratings: Nashville SC 1-2 Bethlehem Steel
Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith, captain Michael Reed, and forward Kris Tyrpak speak after Nashville’s 2-1 loss to Bethlehem Steel: Note: Smith mentions “Taylor” finishing, he’s actually referring to Justin Davis’s goal here. Continue reading Video: Gary Smith, players speak after Bethlehem Steel loss
NASHVILLE – After clawing back level with an 84th-minute goal from Justin Davis, Nashville SC gave up a stoppage time winner to give up all three points to Bethlehem Steel. Pushing for the winner, NSC found itself exposed at the back, and a save from Matt Pickens could only spill the ball to Adam Najem, who slotted home with only seconds remaining to result in a … Continue reading Down a man, Nashville SC draws level then gives up late winner to Bethlehem Steel
NASHVILLE – Very little went right for Nashville SC in the first half of this evening’s game against Bethlehem Steel. Even a team that lost United States youth international Matt Real in the fourth minute was defensively stout against the attack of the Boys in Gold. Things went from bad to worse – and then even worse – when NSC goalkeeper Matt Pickens was wrong-footed on … Continue reading Halftime reset: Nashville SC 0, Bethlehem Steel 1
Bethlehem Steel will go down in Nashville SC history as the first team to give a professional victory. Will the Boys in Gold remain undefeated against the Baby Union? (This is a much less fun diminutive than the other MLS2 teams). The essentials Opponent: Bethlehem Steel (11-10-6 USL). 46 GF, 32 GA so far in 2018, 5th in USL East, 9th in USL East Power Ratings and … Continue reading Preview: Nashville SC v. Bethlehem Steel 2018