The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Indy Eleven

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights into Nashville SC’s most recent contest. This is a sad one: the end of the USL road with a 1-0 loss to Indy Eleven. Not incisive in Zone 14 Nashville SC ultimately had more possession than Indy Eleven – certainly thanks to the game state, with a deficit for over a third of … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Indy Eleven

The Graphical: Nashville SC 3-1 Charleston Battery

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta game data (and this time, some of my own data) to get insights about Nashville SC’s most recent performance. Today, it’s a 3-1 win against the Charleston Battery in the USL Championship playoffs. If you haven’t yet, please vote in the Community Ratings for this game before Friday morning! Token pressure high, Shut down low Nashville … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 3-1 Charleston Battery

Double Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 North Carolina FC and 3-0 Atlanta United 2

Hey, without a computer for the better part of the past nine days, I’ve gotten behind. Trying to crank some of these pieces out before the playoffs get real. NCFC: Mirror formations Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith often talks (in more general terms) about how different shapes for the opponent do or do not provide NSC good matchups when the Boys in Gold are … Continue reading Double Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 North Carolina FC and 3-0 Atlanta United 2

The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-1 Louisville City FC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights into recent Nashville SC results. We’ll take it back to a week ago today, and break down the crucial win against Louisville City FC. Did Louisville tilt the field? From around the time Nashville took an early lead until Gary Smith made a couple substitutions, it felt like Louisville was strongly on the … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-1 Louisville City FC

The Graphical: Loudoun United 0-2 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insights into Nashville SC’s most recent game. The Boys in Gold lost the possession battle, but won the… uh, score war? in metro DC Saturday evening. Formation tweaks Gary Smith went with a 3-5-2 formation, and while there are always some consistencies as to how Nashville will play in that setup, it’s also … Continue reading The Graphical: Loudoun United 0-2 Nashville SC

The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-0 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insight into recent Nashville SC games. Today, a frustrating draw against the Pittsburg Riverhounds. Riverhounds bunker for the draw It’s no insult to Pittsburgh or head coach Bob Lilley to say that, by the time centerback Tobi Adewole was sent off, they were ready to sit back and play for the draw. Take a … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-0 Pittsburgh Riverhounds

The Graphical: Nashville SC 1-0 Birmingham Legion FC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insights about Nashville SC games. Since last week featured two (2) of them, let’s go in chronological order. Here’s the Tuesday win over Birmingham Legion. Ropapa Mensah, center forward Nashville SC’s young Ghanaian striker Ropapa Mensah is a lot of things. Mostly, those things revolve around having a ton of potential for the … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 1-0 Birmingham Legion FC