Pitch Points has numbers to back up arguments

Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I make irregular roundups of links of interest to Nashville SC and US Soccer. If you don’t already follow the site on social channels, do so @ClubCountryUSA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Big data, big money. DC United has promoted its stat guru to the position of Technical Director. Your miileage may vary in terms of how important analytics are to … Continue reading Pitch Points has numbers to back up arguments

From the film room: Hey, let’s try to go up the flanks

Nashville SC lived on the touchlines in Ottawa Fury’s offensive third over the weekend. That played a big role in allowing the Boys in Gold to come away with a 3-0 victory. Why did it happen that way? We go to the film. The diamond I’ll begin with a look at Ottawa Fury’s formation: while they listed it as a 4-3-3, it played out like … Continue reading From the film room: Hey, let’s try to go up the flanks

The Graphical: Ottawa Fury 0-3 Nashville SC

Nashville SC went on the road over the weekend and earned one of the biggest away wins in franchise history. What went into that victory? Let’s to go the Opta data to find out. Purpose without possession Read that heading twice, because you’ll typically see it listed the other way (including once from me already this season). Plenty of teams possess a ton of the … Continue reading The Graphical: Ottawa Fury 0-3 Nashville SC

Gary Smith is officially Nashville SC’s first MLS coach

At a press conference this morning, Nashville SC chief executive Ian Ayre announced that Gary Smith will be the club’s first Major League Soccer coach in the 2020 season. Smith was named Nashville’s USL coach a year prior to the club’s inaugural season at that level, and led the squad to an eighth-place finish in the 2018 season. The 2019 club is considered one of … Continue reading Gary Smith is officially Nashville SC’s first MLS coach

Nashville SC to announce MLS head coach Wednesday

As expected after public statements to this effect by CEO Ian Ayre, Nashville SC fans won’t have to wait long to know who will be their team’s inaugural-season MLS coach. The club will make its announcement Wednesday at 10 a.m. Per ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle, that choice will be current USL head coach Gary Smith. Smith is poised to lead the second season in the USL’s … Continue reading Nashville SC to announce MLS head coach Wednesday

Nashville SC season preview 2019: The four phases

Most team previews revolve around a man-by-man (or position-by-position) overview of the talent on the roster. This multi-part preview will indeed have plenty of that, but it’s going to take a different approach. Instead of reviewing the goalkeepers, and all responsibilities of the goalkeepers (and the individuals’ ability to execute those responsibilities), then repeating it with defenders, midfielders, and forwards, I’m going to break things … Continue reading Nashville SC season preview 2019: The four phases