Nashville SC schedule preview 2019: Coming and going

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

Heartbreak in Cincinnati, but a bright future for Nashville SC

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

USL playoffs preview: Nashville SC @ FC Cincinnati

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

After third draw with FC Cincinnati, round four will have a winner

Programming note: I’ll be on Cincinnati Soccer Talk’s March 2 Matchday podcast, recording this evening. Keep an eye out for it in the next day or so. Nashville SC knows how to get a result from FC Cincinnati. The Boys in Gold drew FCC twice at home (at Nissan Stadium July 7, at First Tennessee Park Saturday), and once on the road. If you want to … Continue reading After third draw with FC Cincinnati, round four will have a winner