The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Saint Louis FC

How did Saturday night’s disappointing loss to Saint Louis FC come about? Herein I mine the Opta data for some answers and insights. Unleash Lancaster Nashville SC made two massive signings this offseason from a goal-scoring perspective. Indeed, both strikers – Cameron Lancaster, the league’s single-season goal record-holder, and Daniel Ríos, who was second to Lancaster in regular-season scoring last year – got on board … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Saint Louis FC

The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Loudoun United

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights into the game that you may not have noticed (or been able to figure what specifically it was you noticed) from Nashville SC’s latest game. The press lives Did you think Nashville SC’s preseason reliance on a high press would disappear once the games counted? Think it no longer: NSC was heavy in … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Loudoun United

A final look at the NYCFC loss and finding some offense

We’re a few days (and on my part, a couple viewings, with plenty of note-taking) removed from Nashville SC’s 2-0 loss to New York City FC. What did a couple more viewings reveal? Offense is a work in progress After last year’s output, it’s understandable to feel skeptical or uneasy about Nashville SC’s inability to generate a ton of looks at net in this game. … Continue reading A final look at the NYCFC loss and finding some offense

The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

We’ve reached the end of the USL season – though Nashville’s been done for nearly a month – so let’s continue wrapping things up by a graphical representation of the players’ 2018 performances. A few notes here: Field players only. I’ll consider doing something for keepers in the future, but it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that makes sense without broader comparisons. I … Continue reading The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Ottawa Fury

Welcome (back) to The Graphical, in which I mine the Opta data for insights as to how Nashville SC’s most recent result came about.  Your shift is on my team sheet This was the second game in a row where Nashville reverted back to the 3-5-2 that they’d started the year playing. While they announced a 4-4-2 lineup, check out these average positions: That’s Liam Doyle … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Ottawa Fury

The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-0 FC Cincinnati

Welcome to The Graphical, in which I mine the Opta data for insights as to how Nashville SC’s most recent result came about. You can also see more conventional game coverage from the big win here at For Club and Country, and don’t forget to vote in community player ratings before the deadline, coming tomorrow or Wednesday. Shoot your shot Nashville dominated this game in total … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-0 FC Cincinnati

The Graphical: Nashville SC 3-0 Atlanta United 2

Welcome to The Graphical, in which I mine the Opta data for insights as to how Nashville SC’s most recent result came about. You can also see more conventional game coverage from the big win here at For Club and Country, and don’t forget to vote in community player ratings before the deadline, coming tomorrow or Wednesday. An even matchup Nashville ASC dominated on the scoreboard, … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 3-0 Atlanta United 2