Nashville SC announces full 2020 preseason schedule

From Club release: Nashville SC will head to Bradenton and Tampa, Florida for the club’s first MLS preseason NASHVILLE (Jan. 14, 2020) – Nashville SC announced today its full 2020 preseason schedule, as the club prepares for its inaugural season in Major League Soccer. The club will participate in six preseason matches in Florida before their MLS debut against Atlanta United at Nissan Stadium on Feb. 29, … Continue reading Nashville SC announces full 2020 preseason schedule

Dreaming up ideal Nashville SC preseason friendlies

Definitely hoping to play on this rocky outcrop again. Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country With Nashville SC’s inaugural MLS season under three months away, let’s shift our focus to what happens before that: preseason friendlies. Nashville SC played six of them last year, and seven in 2018 (they added Chattanooga FC and Lipscomb University contests to that group). That’s pretty typical of an MLS team’s preseason … Continue reading Dreaming up ideal Nashville SC preseason friendlies

Nashville SC: Preseason stock report

Nashville SC’s preseason is completely in the books. With six preseason games played (four of them viewable without traveling to Florida), how do the club’s individuals stack up to our initial expectations? Stock up Goalkeeper Connor Sparrow I predicted that Sparrow would be in a competition to get more backup minutes than did CJ Cochran last year, and that appears to be a conservative take … Continue reading Nashville SC: Preseason stock report

Evansville trip ends without goals, but has positives for Nashville SC

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Nashville SC earned its first-ever (unofficial) point of Indy Eleven, but neither team left the pitch satisfied after a nil-nil draw at Evansville University Saturday afternoon. The two favorites for the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference crown will have to wait until their first matchup May 25th to find a difference between the sides. Nashville ran out a strong lineup, with MLS signings Daniel … Continue reading Evansville trip ends without goals, but has positives for Nashville SC

Preview: Nashville SC v. Indy Eleven (2019 friendly)

So here it is: a preview of what should be an epic battle at or near the top of the USL Championship’s Eastern Conference. No team across the league has added nearly the recognized talent of these two over the offseason. What will it look like on the pitch? The essentials Opponent: Indy Eleven. 13-11-10 USL East (7th place) 2018. Lost to Mississippi Brilla in second … Continue reading Preview: Nashville SC v. Indy Eleven (2019 friendly)

Nashville SC downs Lipscomb in tuneup friendly

NASHVILLE – The local pro team may not get as much out of a friendly against a college soccer side as they would against more comparable competition, but Nashville SC still gained plenty from its 4-1 win over Lipscomb University. A mixed lineup of first-choice and squad players managed to race out to a 2-0 lead on a second-minute goal from Tucker Hume and one in … Continue reading Nashville SC downs Lipscomb in tuneup friendly