From the film room: Windiana

Welcome to the Film Room, wherein I get all tactical with gifs and pictures and whatnot to explain a play from Nashville SC’s recent games. This one will not be fun! The situation Nashville and Indy have played a tense, cagey match. We’re nearly 15 minutes into the second half, and while there have been some OK opportunities, only one truly dangerous scoring chance that … Continue reading From the film room: Windiana

From the film room: Nashville SC presses to earn the opener

Welcome to the film room, wherein I break down how certain plays happened in Nashville SC’s most recent game. Today, a rarely-used high press leads to an easy tally. The situation It’s early in the first half against Charleston Battery in the first round (second? the league has never been super-clear about proper nomenclature with the play-in games) of the 2019 USL Championship playoffs. Neither … Continue reading From the film room: Nashville SC presses to earn the opener

From the film room: Washington and Moloto put an end to it

Welcome to the Film Room, whereing I break down a key play from a recent Nashville SC game. Today, the insurance goal in a 2-0 win over North Carolina FC. The situation Thanks to a first-half header from Ropapa Mensah, Nashville SC has taken advantage of a set piece to build a 1-0 lead on North Carolina FC. On the expansive turf at Nissan Stadium, … Continue reading From the film room: Washington and Moloto put an end to it

From the film room: Ropapa Mensah’s rapid improvement

Ropapa Mensah’s career with Nashville SC is one that fans have strong positive feelings toward. From scoring the first goal in club history┬áto a last-kick game-winner, and so on and so forth. So far, his career has also had its share of disappointment, too (as is true of any player). However, his game is growing – rapidly – and as some of those rough edges … Continue reading From the film room: Ropapa Mensah’s rapid improvement

From the film room: Birmingham backline makes life tough on Nashville

Nashville SC had a tough time penetrating to create offense against Birmingham a week ago. What went into some of those difficulties? The situation I’m clipping multiple pieces here – this is more a conceptual breakdown than a single play – but largely, this is about two teams playing a 0-0 game in First Tennessee Park. Some of Nashville’s struggles to create offense were understandable: … Continue reading From the film room: Birmingham backline makes life tough on Nashville

From the film room: Saint Louis presses to find a winner

It’s the penultimate day of the game week, I think. If you haven’t yet voted in the community ratings from the Saint Louis FC contest, please do so. The Wrap coming Saturday morning. Nashville SC’s result Saturday evening was disappointing. A lack of offense gave Saint Louis the opportunity to win the game in a single moment, and Russell Cicerone provided exactly that boost to … Continue reading From the film room: Saint Louis presses to find a winner

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