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

Preview: Nashville SC v. Lipscomb University

Nashville SC will go from its toughest preseason test to likely its least difficult in the span of five days, with a match against NCAA side Lipscomb this afternoon. What should we expect? The essentials Opponent: Lipscomb Bisons (NCAA Division I). 10-10-1 (5-1-0 A-Sun), NCAA Round of 16. Time, Location: Wednesday, Feb. 27 5:00 p.m. CST  • Lipscomb Soccer COmplex Event: Preseason friendly Weather: 62ºF, Coudy, 6% chance of … Continue reading Preview: Nashville SC v. Lipscomb University

NYCFC loss shows Nashville SC preseason is still a work in progress

Nashville SC’s game against New York City FC Friday evening didn’t go according to plan. The MLS side struck early with a penalty-kick goal, and shortly before the half with a moment of individual brilliance from designated player signing Alexandru Mitriță. They were able to comfortably ride out the second half while inserting a handful of subs over the course of the game. The visitors … Continue reading NYCFC loss shows Nashville SC preseason is still a work in progress