The Wrap: Bethlehem Steel 1-4 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from last week’s Nashville SC game. This time around, it’s a big road win in Philadelphia. Local content Given the lack of press facilities at the stadium, no story from halftime, but here’s the Game story: Bethlehem’s James Chambers – A USL stalwart and the Steel’s oldest player by nearly a decade – opened the scoring … Continue reading The Wrap: Bethlehem Steel 1-4 Nashville SC

From the film room: wingbacks combine for a goal

Nashville SC had something of an offensive breakout game in Philadelphia Sunday. How did it happen? The situation Nashville SC leads 2-1. They’ve controlled the run of play – even Bethlehem’s goal came on a set piece sprung by a counter-attack – but when the game is this close, there’s plenty of opportunity for the Steel to jump right back level with another counter. Nashville … Continue reading From the film room: wingbacks combine for a goal

The Graphical: Bethlehem Steel 1-4 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights about the most recent Nashville SC game. This time around? A 4-1 win against Bethlehem Steel. Set pieces, set pieces, set pieces Three of the game’s five goals were scored from set piece opportunities: 1) James Chambers’s game-opening score was a direct free kick. Bradley Bourgeois grabbed the jersey of Faris Pemi Moumbagna … Continue reading The Graphical: Bethlehem Steel 1-4 Nashville SC

Boys in Gold earn well-worked win against Bethlehem Steel

PHILADELPHIA – Despite coming against one of the USL Championship teams struggling the most – Bethlehem Steel entered the match on a seven-game winless streak – Nashville SC’s 4-1 victory Sunday afternoon was not an easy one. The venue changed from Philadelphia’s Talen Energy Stadium to La Salle University barely 48 hours before kickoff. The facility situation was… far from ideal, with no visiting locker room … Continue reading Boys in Gold earn well-worked win against Bethlehem Steel

In photos: Bethlehem Steel 1-4 Nashville SC

When the “press box” situation at the facility is “sit behind a TV camera operator in an area of the stadium that is completely open to the public,” like so: …your intrepid reporter says “instead of attempting to work in my traditional capacity, I will shoot game photos.” These are those photos [extremely Law and Order noise]. Continue reading In photos: Bethlehem Steel 1-4 Nashville SC

Press conference video and transcript: Post-win in Philadelphia

Nashville SC earned a come-from-behind victory in adverse conditions in North Philadelphia Sunday evening. Gary Smith and goal-scoring defenders Ken Tribbett and Kosuke Kimura spoke with FCAC after the game. Watch or read their comments here. Head Coach Gary Smith Is it good to finally get that “come back for a victory” monkey off the team’s back? “It’s taken a long time, so I’m delighted that … Continue reading Press conference video and transcript: Post-win in Philadelphia