The Graphical: Louisville City FC 2-1 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insights into Nashville SC’s latest result. Today, just a couple quick graphs that tell the story of a 2-1 loss to Louisville City FC. If you haven’t voted in the Community Ratings yet, be sure to do so here. For more conventional game coverage, see my postgame column here. Tilting the field Louisville … Continue reading The Graphical: Louisville City FC 2-1 Nashville SC

The Graphical: North Carolina FC 1-0 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights about Nashville SC’s most recent game. Today, a setback in the suburbs of Raleigh. Formation shift Gary Smith seemed to design his starting lineup – Justin Davis as a wingback, Bradley Bourgeois in the center of a back-three – with the idea in mind that he might need to shift to a four-man … Continue reading The Graphical: North Carolina FC 1-0 Nashville SC

The Graphical: Nashville SC 3-3 Ottawa Fury

Since last night’s game will be re-played, no extensive coverage of it – though there’s a chance I want to Film Room some stuff after a re-watch of the first half – so it’s back to the grind of writing about Ottawa. Don’t forget to submit your votes for the community player ratings. On the offensive Nashville SC was not the team controlling the ball … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 3-3 Ottawa Fury

The Graphical: Hartford Athletic 2-3 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights into the most recent Nashville SC game. Today, a comeback win in the Nutmeg State. Pepper ’em Nashville SC got off a bunch of shots. In fact, 32 shots was not only a club record, but 33% higher than the┬áprevious club record. There was plenty of offensive build, even if it didn’t necessarily … Continue reading The Graphical: Hartford Athletic 2-3 Nashville SC

The Graphical: Bethlehem Steel 1-4 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights about the most recent Nashville SC game. This time around? A 4-1 win against Bethlehem Steel. Set pieces, set pieces, set pieces Three of the game’s five goals were scored from set piece opportunities: 1) James Chambers’s game-opening score was a direct free kick. Bradley Bourgeois grabbed the jersey of Faris Pemi Moumbagna … Continue reading The Graphical: Bethlehem Steel 1-4 Nashville SC

The Graphical: Indy Eleven 0-0 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insight about Nashville SC’s most recent game. Today, a scoreless draw against Indy Eleven. Full-field Ropapa Nashville’s three-man backline wasn’t the biggest surprise (I speculated in the preview that it might happen), but some of the personnel that saw the field was basically a wholesale change from recent weeks. That included fan favorite … Continue reading The Graphical: Indy Eleven 0-0 Nashville SC

The Graphical: Birmingham Legion 0-1 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insights on Nashville SC’s most recent game. A 1-0 road win in the Magic City is today’s source material. Defensive gameplan for the Legion I predicted that this was going to be something of a defensive battle, though I’d certainly expected that Nashville SC would have more success unlocking the Birmingham defense (and … Continue reading The Graphical: Birmingham Legion 0-1 Nashville SC