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

The Graphical: New York Red Bulls II 1-1 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insights into why each game ended with the result it did.  Nashville SC earned a 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls II in Montclair, N.J. Sunday afternoon. However, the way it happened will leave the Boys in Gold bitter they didn’t come away with all three points. What were some of the statistically … Continue reading The Graphical: New York Red Bulls II 1-1 Nashville SC

Postgame press conference: Gary Smith, Connor Sparrow, and Daniel Ríos

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and two of his players met with FCAC following their 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls II. Here’s what they had to say. Gary Smith Did you think 1-1 was a fair result based on the run of play? “We’ve just been talking about in there, the staff. When you score first, you always feel as though you … Continue reading Postgame press conference: Gary Smith, Connor Sparrow, and Daniel Ríos

A final look at the NYCFC loss and finding some offense

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

Transcript: Gary Smith and players after NYCFC loss

Full transcript from head coach Gary Smith and players Ken Tribbett and Connor Sparrow after Nashville SC’s 2-0 loss to NYCFC in a preseason friendly, with pool quotes from other players, as well. See video from the media portion here. Gary Smith “I honestly thought that the game was a terrific exercise for us for many, many, many different reasons. It was great to see … Continue reading Transcript: Gary Smith and players after NYCFC loss