We’re 74 days out from Nashville SC’s inaugural game as an MLS squad. The Boys in Gold have 22 players in the fold, through a combination of free transfer, various intra-MLS acquisition mechanisms, and through international transfer. But how does that compare to what previous expansion teams have done? Specifically, is Nashville SC’s roster build going quickly? Slowly? Let us take a look. In the … Continue reading Nashville SC roster build: On the pace?
Courtesy Nashville SC Nashville SC’s defensive corps gets even stronger with yet another loan signing. FC Cincinnati defender Forrest Lasso will join the Boys in Gold for the rest of 2019. From Club release: NASHVILLE SC SIGNS FORREST LASSO ON LOAN Major League Soccer defender joins Nashville SC from FC Cincinnati NASHVILLE (July 25, 2019) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today the club has signed Major … Continue reading Nashville SC signs Forrest Lasso on loan
Hey, that guy’s going to be one of Nashville’s MLS players! If you missed part one of this post yesterday, make sure you check it out. Herein, we take a look at how teams moving up from USL (or in a couple instances, other lower division leagues) built their inaugural rosters. 2015 Orlando City SC Previous league: USL Pro (USSF third division) 2009 Outcome: (12-14-8), … Continue reading How USL to MLS expansion sides built their rosters – part two
Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up some links of interest to Nashville SC and US Soccer. If you’re not already, follow the site on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and if you find any stories you’d like me to share, those channels and e-mail are always open. Transfer rumorz Nashville SC apparently reached out to (outgoing) Stoke City and USMNT defender Geoff Cameron, who … Continue reading Pitch points has ambition
Nashville SC will play six Eastern Conference teams for the first times this season – two moving over from the West and four expansion teams – while at the same time bidding adieu to a quartet of last year’s opponents (One moving up to MLS, one going on hiatus before a likely drop to USL League One, and two who will play in League One’s … Continue reading Nashville SC schedule preview 2019: Coming and going
When Justin Davis stepped to the penalty spot, the stakes were clear: if he missed, FC Cincinnati would have a very strong chance to advance in the USL playoffs. Davis missed, Cincy’s Kenney Walker didn’t, Nashville SC season over. “All five of our penalties were amazing,” said Nashville coach Gary Smith. “Then we were down to guys that were not our first choice. Then [Cincinnati] … Continue reading Heartbreak in Cincinnati, but a bright future for Nashville SC
Four games, four draws. The deadlock will end in the USL Playoffs. Will it be Nashville or FC Cincinnati taking home the first win in the series? The essentials Opponent: FC Cincinnati (23-3-8 USL) • 72 GF, 34 GA in 2018 • 1st in USL East, 1st in USL East Power Ratings and 1st in combined-table Pure Power Recent form: TOR (D-D-W-W-W) NSH (D-D-W-D-W) The Line: FC Cincinnati -244, … Continue reading USL playoffs preview: Nashville SC @ FC Cincinnati