The Graphical: Nashville SC 1-1 Charlotte Independence

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights about Nashville SC’s most recent result. Things did not go great against Charlotte Independence Saturday! Why? Tilted field Nashville SC and Charlotte Independence may have ended up tied in the only stat that matters – the number of goals scored – but it’d be fair to say that NSC dominated this game in … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 1-1 Charlotte Independence

The Graphical: Nashville SC 5-1 Swope Park Rangers

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights on Nashville SC’s latest game. Without time to devote to the Open Cup win over an amateur side, let’s dive into Saturday’s big win over Mike Jacobs’s (and several players’) former club. Nothin’ until it was too late The teams ended level on shots in this one, but that’s pretty misleading as to … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 5-1 Swope Park Rangers

The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Tampa Bay Rowdies

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights about how and why Nashville SC’s most recent game turned out the way it did. Today, a 0-1 disappointment in First Tennessee Park. Get the lead, hit the bunker Tampa Bay has given up four goals this year (in 10 games! That’s incredible). Only¬†one of those has come after they’ve already taken a … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Tampa Bay Rowdies

From the film room: Atlanta United 2 scores on itself

Nashville SC didn’t kick the first ball that ended up in the back of Brendan Moore’s net Saturday evening. However, that doesn’t mean the Boys in Gold simply lucked out: they earned it nonetheless. The situation In a slightly drizzly Kennesaw, Ga. (before the real downpour began), Nashville SC takes on a talented-but-inexperienced Atlanta United 2 team. The Boys in Gold, for the second straight … Continue reading From the film room: Atlanta United 2 scores on itself

The Graphical: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-2 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insight into Nashville SC’s most recent result. In this edition, a disappointing draw against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. 87 minutes of dominance The narrative of the game has been about how good Nashville was for the first 87 minutes (and how poor for the final nine). At the risk of beating a dead horse… that’s … Continue reading The Graphical: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-2 Nashville SC

The Graphical: Charleston Battery 3-1 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights about the previous Nashville SC game. For more traditional game coverage, try the game story or column. If you like cartoonish representations of a soccer field, on the other hand, this is the post for you. Getting to the spots Nashville SC may have lost to Charleston Battery 3-1 (and 2-0 in the … Continue reading The Graphical: Charleston Battery 3-1 Nashville SC

The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Memphis 901 FC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights from Nashville SC’s most recent game. A 2-0 in-state rivalry win is today’s source material. Breaking the lines Whereas Nashville SC was mostly content to dominate on the flanks in last week’s win over Ottawa Fury FC, they spent plenty of time trying to play through the Memphis defense. This was particularly notable … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Memphis 901 FC