From the film room: Windiana

Welcome to the Film Room, wherein I get all tactical with gifs and pictures and whatnot to explain a play from Nashville SC’s recent games. This one will not be fun! The situation Nashville and Indy have played a tense, cagey match. We’re nearly 15 minutes into the second half, and while there have been some OK opportunities, only one truly dangerous scoring chance that … Continue reading From the film room: Windiana

Presser transcript and video: Gary Smith, Matt LaGrassa, and Bolu Akinyode before Charleston Battery playoff

Nashville SC coach Gary Smith and two of his players met with the media this afternoon. Read or watch their full comments here. Head coach Gary Smith Did you watch the games last night to see who you’d be playing in the first playoff game? “Yeah, I did. I managed to see quite a bit of both. I started watching the Carolina game for obvious … Continue reading Presser transcript and video: Gary Smith, Matt LaGrassa, and Bolu Akinyode before Charleston Battery playoff

Presser video and transcript: Gary Smith, Lebo Moloto, and Bolu Akinyode pre-NYRBII

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and midfielders Lebo Moloto and Bolu Akinyode met with the media before tomorrow night’s game against New York Red Bulls II. Watch or read their full comments here. Gary Smith Do the players naturally get the stakes of the game or do you re-emphasize it to them? “I don’t have to say anything. These are the easy games. Saturday … Continue reading Presser video and transcript: Gary Smith, Lebo Moloto, and Bolu Akinyode pre-NYRBII

Transcript and video: Gary Smith, Bolu Akinyode, and Bradley Bourgeois address the media after a home loss to Tampa Bay

After a disappointing result in First Tennessee Park, Gary Smith and two of his players address the media. Watch or read what they had to say here. Head coach Gary Smith (On his thoughts on the game) “Disappointed. There’s lots of emotions coming back and playing at home after such a long stretch away. I think one of the main ingredients that we’d all spoken … Continue reading Transcript and video: Gary Smith, Bolu Akinyode, and Bradley Bourgeois address the media after a home loss to Tampa Bay

Nashville SC plus/minus for 2018

As we trudge through the offseason, let us not forget through all the player acquisitions and scheduling announcements that the 2019 season will be built from a baseline that was established this Summer. Certainly everyone is entitled to an opinion about the relative quality of certain players (and I have mine, too), but as I’ve tried to do in the past, some sort of objective measure of … Continue reading Nashville SC plus/minus for 2018

Nashville SC announces returning players

From Club release: NASHVILLE (November 14, 2018) – The majority of the main contributors of Nashville Soccer Club’s successful inaugural season that finished in a USL Cup Playoff appearance this season will be back for 2019, pending USL and federation approval. Each of Nashville’s 12 highest minutes-played contributors will be back next year, including all four primary defenders and starting keeper on the league’s second-best defense. … Continue reading Nashville SC announces returning players

The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

We’ve reached the end of the USL season – though Nashville’s been done for nearly a month – so let’s continue wrapping things up by a graphical representation of the players’ 2018 performances. A few notes here: Field players only. I’ll consider doing something for keepers in the future, but it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that makes sense without broader comparisons. I … Continue reading The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars