The Graphical: Saint Louis FC 1-0 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insight about Nashville SC’s most recent game. Today, a disappointing loss to Saint Louis FC. The big switch? Darnell King mentioned a specific gameplan item in the postgame press conference. We get precious few morsels of that thought process (though many more this year than we did in 2018), so I always like … Continue reading The Graphical: Saint Louis FC 1-0 Nashville SC

The Graphical: Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-2 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine Opta’s game data for some insights about Nashville SC’s recent games. Today, a major road win on Florida’s West Coast. Absorb pressure and pick your spots Nashville SC’s road strategy – particularly against top teams – often involves playing quite a bit more defensively, drawing the opponent out of their defensive structure, and hitting on the counter. You’ll … Continue reading The Graphical: Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-2 Nashville SC

The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-1 Charleston Battery

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I – several days later than intended – mine the Opta data (or sometimes other stats) for some insights about recent Nashville SC games. in this edition, the club’s first-ever win over Charleston Battery. Late-half letdown Charleston’s initial goal, in the 43rd minute, came totally against the run of play. Prior to the goal, Nashville had a 53.9%-46.1% advantage in … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-1 Charleston Battery

The Graphical: Nashville SC 1-2 New York Red Bulls II

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights into recent Nashville SC games. In this edition, a disappointing loss against New York Red Bulls II. Keeping it discrete I was definitely not looking for this particular information about the game – which is sometimes the best insight to find, because it reveals something, rather than serves as confirmation bias for a … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 1-2 New York Red Bulls II

The Graphical: Charlotte Independence 1-3 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data to glean some insight about how Nashville SC’s recents games played out. Today, I throw it back to the weekend for a comfortable road win against Charlotte independence. Manning the middle The overall possession stats aren’t hyper-impressive for Nashville SC: the Boys in Gold had just a 51.3-48.7% advantage over the course of the game. … Continue reading The Graphical: Charlotte Independence 1-3 Nashville SC

The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-0 Bethlehem Steel

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for pictures or stats that help tell the story of Nashville SC games. Today, it’s the week-old Bethlehem Steel game as I continue trying to play catch-up after an intense period with a lot of games… that is still ongoing.  Don’t try to win, you won’t lose As I’ve mentioned several times since the contest, … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-0 Bethlehem Steel

The Graphical: Nashville SC 4-0 Hartford Athletic

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine Opta’s data for some insights about Nashville’s (second-) most recent game. Today, a nail-biter-turned-laugher against Hartford Athletic. Nashville SC scored four times in the second half to beat Hartford. How did it come about? Halftime adjustments Certainly Nashville SC didn’t enter the Hartford game with a “we will lose our captain after four minutes to a really bad … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 4-0 Hartford Athletic