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

Postgame press conference transcript and video: Gary Smith, Kosuke Kimura, and Bradley Bourgeois after Riverhounds letdown

  Head coach Gary Smith “I thought for 87 or 88 minutes we played a perfect game there. They’re always very difficult, they’re a very frugal team, and to be two-nil up, it was more than maybe we expected. I’m of course very disappointed in the way that we finished the game, but for lots and lots of reasons, it was a very very good … Continue reading Postgame press conference transcript and video: Gary Smith, Kosuke Kimura, and Bradley Bourgeois after Riverhounds letdown

Presser video and transcript: Feb. 1, 2019

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and defender Bradley Bourgeois met with For Club and Country this morning to discuss the latest on their preparations for the 2019 season. Watch (or read) what they had to say here. Video Gary Smith Do you prepare specifically for the opponent in a preseason friendly, or just work on your own thing? “We know a lot about Louisville – … Continue reading Presser video and transcript: Feb. 1, 2019

Project 2019: Identifying and addressing last year’s weaknesses

Nashville SC had, by all indications, a solid debut season. Could it have been better? Sure. The team was as high as second in the Eastern Conference in the USL Power Ratings (whether a simple projected final table based on games played, or on strength of results), but finished eighth. They also had a fallow period in the middle of the season with just 14 … Continue reading Project 2019: Identifying and addressing last year’s weaknesses

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