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

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

From the film room: Short corner leads to a Nashville goal

Hey, it’s been all Hany Mukhtar for the better part of 48 hours. There is still plenty of soccer to talk about! More Mukhtar in the coming days, but now, back to the main show. Nashville SC got on the board early against Charlotte Independence. A short corner led to the game-opening goal. How did it come about? We go to the film. The situation … Continue reading From the film room: Short corner leads to a Nashville goal

From the film room: Bunker-busting

Nashville SC played against a Bethlehem Steel team that had little interest in winning the game just over a week ago. They played for the draw, and ultimately got it. How did Nashville try to get the job done? The situation Since this is more an over-arching thematic tactical decision, the game-long trends are more important then any specific situation. Of course, Nashville was on … Continue reading From the film room: Bunker-busting

From the film room: Pop over top

In last week’s film room, we saw that Nashville SC has the speed and skill to exploit opponents up the flanks. While Swope Park Rangers took a very different approach to defending than Indy Eleven did (and Nashville SC had a different route to goal), that area still produced the opening goal Saturday evening. The situation Nashville SC has yet to strike against Swope Park … Continue reading From the film room: Pop over top