Pitch Points likes to fish and also its name is a type of fish

Welcome to the semi-regular rundown of links of interest to Nashville SC, US Soccer, and more. As always, please feel free to share, and if you come across something you’d like me to share in one of these posts, the social media channels and comments are always open. FIRST. If you’re a member of a Nashville SC Supporters Group (or SG-curious), the Backline is having … Continue reading Pitch Points likes to fish and also its name is a type of fish

Nashville SC announces assistant coaches for 2020

Nashville SC’s coaching staff is complete for the 2020 season, including two members of last year’s USL group plus another coach with some history in the Expanded Gary Smith Universe:  NASHVILLE (Jan.  8, 2020) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today the appointment of Steve Guppy, Brett Jacobs and Matt Pickens to its coaching staff ahead of its inaugural Major League Soccer season. Guppy and Jacobs will join … Continue reading Nashville SC announces assistant coaches for 2020

Pitch Points is too annoyed with Big Flu Shot’s institutional comfort to think of a witty title

Hey! It’s your semi-regular roundup of the links of interest to Nashville SC and US Soccer. This was supposed to go up several hours ago but Big Pharma (not Big Pharma Soccer, to the best of my knowledge) hates me.  At least I will not give anyone the flu. And you will follow and/or encourage friends to follow the site on Twitter if you don’t … Continue reading Pitch Points is too annoyed with Big Flu Shot’s institutional comfort to think of a witty title

From the film room: Nashville SC can’t beat a compact block

Saint Louis FC beat Nashville 1-0 Saturday afternoon, and given the scoreline, it should come as no surprise that the hosts put together a strong defensive performance. How’d they get it done? The situation Neither team created a ton of offensive opportunities Saturday evening. The game remained deadlocked at 0-0 through much of regulation. Nashville stuck to its 3-5-2 (until after Saint Louis finally broke … Continue reading From the film room: Nashville SC can’t beat a compact block

From the film room: Belmar’s execution caps beautiful build

I also had a technique-oriented film room this morning. “Check it out.” Nashville SC won on Saturday! The winning play was awesome! Let’s get into the film room to figure out how it came about. The situation A back-and-forth first half saw Nashville SC emerge with a 1-0 lead. The second half in St. Pete, though, has largely been controlled by the host Tampa Bay … Continue reading From the film room: Belmar’s execution caps beautiful build

From the film room: Spill the shot, spoil the defense

Pun-oriented post title: status failure. Nashville SC earned a lead against Tampa Bay Rowdies shortly before halftime in St. Petersburg Saturday evening, but it didn’t take the Rowdies long to equalize. How’d it happen? The situation Nashville SC earned a go-ahead goal in the 44th minute after Lebo Moloto banged home the rebound on a Cameron Lancaster free kick. Their hosts came out of the … Continue reading From the film room: Spill the shot, spoil the defense

Pitch Points is goin’ deep

Header image is the graphical representation of Sammy Kahsai’s likely goal of the week for Pittsburgh over the weekend. It’s pitch points. Herein I round up some of the links of most interest to fans of Nashville SC, MLS, the US National Teams, and the soccer world on the whole. If you have something you’d like me to include or consider for a future edition, … Continue reading Pitch Points is goin’ deep