Nashville SC earns first preseason win with 2-1 triumph over Louisville City

We’re just two game into the 2019 preseason, but already Nashville SC is starting to show signs of putting a pretty strong product on the field when the regular season begins. Tucker Hume and Alan Winn scored Saturday afternoon as the Boys in Gold knocked off reigning USL Champion Louisville City FC in Florida. Here's a look at @tuckerhume's strike for the first Nashville SC … Continue reading Nashville SC earns first preseason win with 2-1 triumph over Louisville City

Preview: Nashville SC v. Louisville City 2019 (preseason friendly)

This is a team that Nashville is very familiar with, though both the Boys in Gold and those in Purple will be very different in 2019 than they were in 2018. LCFC remains the measuring stick until such a point when they are not the reigning USL Champion, a status they’ve now held for 453 days running (and will continue to hold for at least … Continue reading Preview: Nashville SC v. Louisville City 2019 (preseason friendly)

England 3, United States 0

So that pretty much stunk. England dominated early, let its foot off the gas a bit in the middle (and still didn’t concede), and then finished strong to hold off any hopes of the Americans making things look pretty on the final scoreboard. Yay. The Americans came out with something pretty close to a first-choice group (given the options available), whereas England was young. See?: Lineups … Continue reading England 3, United States 0

Preview: USMNT v. England Nov. 15, 2018

Another international break means another chance to see the Red, White, and Blue in action. England is the day’s competition. The Essentials Opponent: England (No. 5 FIFA World rankings, USA is No. 23) Recent form: ENG: W-D-W-L-L (two UEFA Nations League matches, a friendly, and the World Cup). USA: D-L-W-L-D (all friendlies) The Line: England -370, +459, USA +1079 Time, Location: Thurs., Nov. 15 • 2:00 p.m. CDT (8:00 … Continue reading Preview: USMNT v. England Nov. 15, 2018

Preview: USMNT v. Mexico friendly Sept. 11, 2018

It is time. We may not have all the stars in Nashville, but a solid USMNT will take on hated rivals Mexico tonight in our town. What should we see? The essentials Opponent: Mexico (No. 16 FIFA World rankings, USA is No. 22) Recent form: MEX: L-L-L-W-W (most recent a friendly, all others WC2018). USA: L-D-L-W-W (all friendlies The Line: USA+ 165, Draw +224, Mexico +177 Time, Location: Tues., … Continue reading Preview: USMNT v. Mexico friendly Sept. 11, 2018

Breakdown: Nashville SC 3-1 Chattanooga FC

After a review of the game broadcast, some more-informed impressions of the performances on the day: Tactics In the first half, Nashville SC was in its standard 5-3-2, with the wingbacks pushing pretty high up the field. The difference was in the midfield, where the typical two holding midfielders and an attacking midfielder looked more like one holding midfielder, one attacking midfielder (who, since it … Continue reading Breakdown: Nashville SC 3-1 Chattanooga FC

Nashville heads to Chattanooga, returns with a 3-1 win

For the first ten-plus minutes of Nashville SC’s derby game against Chattanooga FC, it looked like their NPSL opposition may be able to spring the upset. Chattanooga smashed a shot against the crossbar barely more than a minute into the game, earned a free kick in a dangerous position just minutes later, and had consistent pressure (including a pair of solid crosses left wanting) on … Continue reading Nashville heads to Chattanooga, returns with a 3-1 win