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

From the film room: Quick strike for the Winn

Nashville SC managed to boss the first half against Indy Eleven before sitting back and absorbing pressure after the break. How did the back-breaker happen? The situation Nashville SC has a 1-0 lead on a nice give-and-go play between Daniel Ríos and Michael Reed in the 24th minute. The Boys in Gold have also dominated much of the possession in the contest (and certainly the … Continue reading From the film room: Quick strike for the Winn

From the film room: beating the high heat

Let’s take a look at Memphis’s high press – which was actually fairly successful – in last week’s game against Nashville SC. 901 FC almost certainly saw how successful Louisville was pressuring the ball high earlier in the month, and wanted to replicate that success. The situation There were multiple instances of this happening, primarily revolving around Nashville SC attempting to play out of the … Continue reading From the film room: beating the high heat

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 Ríos) 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