From the film room: Charlotte counters for the lead

Nashville SC dominated the first 14 minutes against Charlotte Saturday. However, the Independence got on the board first. How did it happen? We go to the film. The situation We’re just shy of 14 minutes into the game, and The Boys in Gold have a handle on it. They’ve completed 54/65 passes (83.1%) while Charlotte has had success on only 42/61 (68.9%) of theirs. Nashville … Continue reading From the film room: Charlotte counters for the lead

From the film room: Set piece goal dooms NSC against Tampa Bay Rowdies

Hey, there were two USL games within four days of each other, so I didn’t get to wrap up the loss to Tampa Bay. This will not be fun, but here’s a look at the Rowdies’ set piece goal Wednesday. The situation Nashville SC has had the majority of play through most of the first half, but its best chance, a header by Kharlton Belmar, … Continue reading From the film room: Set piece goal dooms NSC against Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Graphical: Atlanta United 2 0-2 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insights on Nashville SC’s most recent game. A waterlogged two-nil win over Atlanta United 2 is today’s source material. Some press, but sit back with the lead Nashville SC’s first goal was fortuitous (a golazo from Atlanta midfielder Will Vint), the second was well-struck. What is apparent is that after building the lead, … Continue reading The Graphical: Atlanta United 2 0-2 Nashville SC

From the film room: Pittsburgh levels it up

Nashville SC gave up a stoppage-time goal to drop points on the road last weekend. It was not fun! How did the game-tying goal come about? Through tears, I managed to break it down. The situation Nashville SC dominated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds through 87 minutes Saturday. Alas, Bob Lilley’s side managed a goal in the 88th, and took control of the run of play for … Continue reading From the film room: Pittsburgh levels it up

From the film room: Pittsburgh gets its goal

Nashville SC gave up a two-goal lead late against Pittsburgh Saturday evening. What went wrong? Here’s a look at the first goal of the quick 1-2 for the Riverhounds. The situation Nashville SC leads 2-0 and has dominated Pittsburgh basically wire-to-wire as we near the 88th minute. Nashville has just made its final substitution, replacing Daniel Ríos with Ropapa Mensah, a like-for-like sub at the … Continue reading From the film room: Pittsburgh gets its goal

From the film room: Backline breakdown punished by van Schaik

Nashville SC’s defense has been incredibly stout in the run of play this season. Saturday, that wasn’t the case. They allowed more goals from live balls than they previously had all year, by a factor of [divide by zero error]. Let’s break down the first one, an incredible strike from Charleston Battery midfielder Jarad Van Schaik. The situation Nashville SC has been comfortably on the … Continue reading From the film room: Backline breakdown punished by van Schaik

From the film room: Forward ambition

Last year’s Nashville SC team was extremely sound defensively, but left something to be desired when it came to offensive punch. This year’s squad has been even better defensively to date (0.4 GPG allowed, compared to 0.91 last season), but has also managed to make vast strides offensively. Indeed, while last year the Boys in Gold scored 1.24 goals per game, this year’s unit is at … Continue reading From the film room: Forward ambition