USL Power Ratings and play-in round computer picks: Oct. 23, 2019

So I would have loved to get this up on a Monday like usual, but I’ve been without a computer for a week, which makes it very difficult to do. I’ve hacked together a less visually appealing version just to get something put together, but hopefully the lesson “take your computer to the Apple Store, rather than an authorized retailer” is one that stops biting … Continue reading USL Power Ratings and play-in round computer picks: Oct. 23, 2019

The Wrap(s): Nashville SC gets four points from Birmingham and Pittsburgh

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from recent Nashville SC game(s). The Boys in Gold handled business midweek and then faltered slightly over the weekend. Nashville SC 1-0 Birmingham Legion Game photos from FCAC photographer Ryan Lassan. Hafltime reset and the game story: A Matt LaGrassa shot in the first minute of second-half stoppage time was deflected and struck the left post, … Continue reading The Wrap(s): Nashville SC gets four points from Birmingham and Pittsburgh

From the film room: Birmingham backline makes life tough on Nashville

Nashville SC had a tough time penetrating to create offense against Birmingham a week ago. What went into some of those difficulties? The situation I’m clipping multiple pieces here – this is more a conceptual breakdown than a single play – but largely, this is about two teams playing a 0-0 game in First Tennessee Park. Some of Nashville’s struggles to create offense were understandable: … Continue reading From the film room: Birmingham backline makes life tough on Nashville

The Graphical: Nashville SC 1-0 Birmingham Legion FC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insights about Nashville SC games. Since last week featured two (2) of them, let’s go in chronological order. Here’s the Tuesday win over Birmingham Legion. Ropapa Mensah, center forward Nashville SC’s young Ghanaian striker Ropapa Mensah is a lot of things. Mostly, those things revolve around having a ton of potential for the … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 1-0 Birmingham Legion FC

Never easy, but Nashville SC handles Birmingham Legion in crucial win

Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country NASHVILLE –  For more than 90 minutes, the narrative of Nashville SC’s game against Birmingham Legion was one of frustration. It was a tale of opportunities not quiiiite working out – or being simply wasted. It was a familiar tale from last season, when the Boys in Gold were on the verge of clinching playoff qualification for most of the … Continue reading Never easy, but Nashville SC handles Birmingham Legion in crucial win

In photos: Nashville SC 1-0 Birmingham Legion FC

All 5,702 fans who came out to First Tennessee Park Tuesday evening got treated to yet another thriller. Nashville SC won with a stoppage-time own goal by Birmingham, with centerback Jimmy Ockford forcing it for the Boys in Gold. Experience the contest through the lens of FCAC photographer Ryan Lassan here: All photos copyright 2019 Ryan Lassan/For Club and Country. Continue reading In photos: Nashville SC 1-0 Birmingham Legion FC