From the film room: Sleeping defense allows a chance

The situation We’re getting late in the first half, and Nashville SC has a 1-0 lead on Louisville City FC. However, the Boys in Purple are certainly getting the better of the run of play (they’d earn – and miss – a penalty in just a few minutes). LCFC is working the ball down the right side of the field, when left wingback Taylor Washington … Continue reading From the film room: Sleeping defense allows a chance

From the film room: Louisville finds a winner

How did Louisville City FC break the (brief) deadlock against Nashville SC Saturday? Let’s go to the film to find out. The situation Despite being on the back foot for much of the game, Nashville SC scored early (a Goal of the Week-nominated golazo from Daniel RĂ­os) and rode that lead for much of the game. However, Louisville City leveled things up on a set … Continue reading From the film room: Louisville finds a winner

From the Film Room: Falling into a draw

Nashville SC gave up a late equalizer to come away with only one point against Ottawa Fury Saturday evening. How did the game-tying goal happen? The situation Nashville is nursing a 3-2 lead in the 80th minute. The Boys in Gold are content to sit on the lead, trying to possess to run out clock (rather than score), or worst-case scenario just keep it out … Continue reading From the Film Room: Falling into a draw

From the film room: Press makes goal

Quick audible from publishing The Wrap this evening, because I saw another interesting play to break down while cutting GIFs. Let’s take a look at Nashville’s opener. The situation Nashville has tilted the field in Hartford’s direction through the first half hour of play on Rentschler Field. The Boys in Gold have comfortably controlled possession, and what little Hartford has created has come on the … Continue reading From the film room: Press makes goal

From the film room: Numbers forward, Nashville creates a chance

Nashville SC had a big offensive day – and it could have been bigger with better finishing – against Hartford Athletic Sunday. Let’s go to the film to see how one of their chances was created. The situation Neither team has generated much offense, though Nashville has controlled possession and been closer to that moment on a couple occasions. Still, having the majority of the … Continue reading From the film room: Numbers forward, Nashville creates a chance

From the film room: wingbacks combine for a goal

Nashville SC had something of an offensive breakout game in Philadelphia Sunday. How did it happen? The situation Nashville SC leads 2-1. They’ve controlled the run of play – even Bethlehem’s goal came on a set piece sprung by a counter-attack – but when the game is this close, there’s plenty of opportunity for the Steel to jump right back level with another counter. Nashville … Continue reading From the film room: wingbacks combine for a goal

From the film room: Ropapa’s room for improvement

Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country A slightly different approach to the Film Room from the Indy Eleven game. Instead of one specific play, I’ll look at Ropapa Mensah’s performance in his first league start and longest regular-season appearance of the year. The goal: Answer a specific (and common) question. Why doesn’t Ropapa Mensah play more? I want to note ahead of time that this … Continue reading From the film room: Ropapa’s room for improvement