Player salaries in the USL are (sometimes tightly-)kept a secret, by league policy. Some are known – or can be estimated, assumed etc. – but teams and the league don’t reveal them. That is not the case for Major League Soccer. The MLS Players’ Association releases those numbers twice per season. Typically the first edition comes in early May, but it was pushed back this … Continue reading MLS salary guide released: Compensation for first four Nashville MLS players revealed
Rounding up some of the relevant links around the world of Nashville SC and U.S. Soccer. As always, if you find something you’d like me to include in a Pitch Points, leave a comment here or drop me a line through the social channels. Development. Sacramento Republic is using USL Academy contracts as a way to inject some youth into their first-team roster without sacrificing … Continue reading Pitch Points finds VisionQuests justified
Transcript courtesy Nashville SC media relations Nashville SC Head Coach Gary Smith “Very pleased that we’ve got off the mark with a win. These first games as you open up the season are very difficult. You get a little bit of tension and anxiousness in play. I honestly thought for a good majority of the game, and the stats bear me out on that, we … Continue reading Presser transcript: Loudoun United postgame
We’re a few days (and on my part, a couple viewings, with plenty of note-taking) removed from Nashville SC’s 2-0 loss to New York City FC. What did a couple more viewings reveal? Offense is a work in progress After last year’s output, it’s understandable to feel skeptical or uneasy about Nashville SC’s inability to generate a ton of looks at net in this game. … Continue reading A final look at the NYCFC loss and finding some offense
New to the USL as we head toward Nashville SC’s final go-round in the Championship? Let’s take a first look at the 2019 season by evaluating where the best players are going to be suiting up. Team of the Year First, let’s take a look at where last season’s All-League players ended up: Of the 22 total players who earned all-league honors last year, seven … Continue reading USL Preview 2019: Where are the good players?
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
Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up some of the interesting links around the world of Nashville SC and US Soccer. As always, if you have something you want me to share, let me know in the comments or through social channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Bundimericans. The Bundesliga’s official site is perhaps not an unbiased source when it comes to why the … Continue reading Pitch Points plays in Germany