Halftime reset: Boys in Gold up a man, not a goal

NASHVILLE – With the chance for either team to earn a major leg up on the opponent when it comes to hosting a USL Championship playoff, game, neither Nashville SC nor the Pittsburgh Riverhounds was able to find the opener in the first half at First Tennessee Park. The game played out much to the script that the Riverhounds typically employ: make the contest about hard-nosed … Continue reading Halftime reset: Boys in Gold up a man, not a goal

Halftime reset: Nashville SC 0-0 Birmingham Legion

NASHVILLE – A crucial Matt Pickens save minutes before halftime kept things scoreless at First Tennessee Park, and Nashville SC or Birmingham Legion will have to find a second-half tally if there’s to be a winner in this one. After serving a corner kick that went all the way through the box, fullback Kyle Culbertson found himself alone on the back post for a headed … Continue reading Halftime reset: Nashville SC 0-0 Birmingham Legion

Halftime reset: Nashville SC 1-1 New York Red Bulls II

NASHVILLE – When Nashville SC and New York Red Bulls II initially met up at First Tennessee Park, the Baby Bulls got off to a fast start and Nashville SC came back to lead at halftime. With that contest abandoned due to weather, the rematch has played out in almost opposite fashion. Nashville dominated the early going, with midfielder Ken Tribbett putting the Boys in Gold … Continue reading Halftime reset: Nashville SC 1-1 New York Red Bulls II

Halftime reset: Nashville SC 2-0 Indy Eleven

NASHVILLE – A battle between two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams looks like a coming-out party for Nashville SC through one half of play. At the break, the lead is 2-0 to the Boys in Gold. Daniel Ríos played a give-and-go with midfielder Michael Reed in the 24th minute, with the MLS-bound striker slotting home right-footed to give the hosts the lead. That saw the … Continue reading Halftime reset: Nashville SC 2-0 Indy Eleven

Halftime reset: Nashville SC 1-1 Ottawa Fury

NASHVILLE – Nashville SC controlled the run of play in the first half, ceding possession to Ottawa but making it count when they did have the ball. Although NSC had just 41/9% possession, repeated runs in behind the Fury defense saw them take nine shots inside the offensive penalty area to just three for Ottawa. If not for a strong performance from Fury keeper Callum Irving … Continue reading Halftime reset: Nashville SC 1-1 Ottawa Fury

Halftime reset: Nashville SC 0-1 Charleston Battery, US Open Cup third round

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Nashville SC controlled the run of play, with 61.7% of possession and a 10-4 shot advantage, but Charleston Battery made the most of its opportunities in the first half of third-round US Open Cup play. Soccer is a game of moments, and the Battery found theirs. Striker Nicque Daley got the visitors on board from a counter-attack sprung by wingback Romario Piggott. Daley’s … Continue reading Halftime reset: Nashville SC 0-1 Charleston Battery, US Open Cup third round

Nashville SC has to settle for a home draw against Charlotte Independence

NASHVILLE – An exciting first half saw Nashville throw pressure upon pressure at the goal of Charlotte Independence, but only score once. The second was a different story, with the Independence reasonably content to settle for a draw after reaching halftime level at 1-1, and neither team could find the difference-maker. Dominic Oduro scored for Charlotte in the 15th minute, and Lebo Moloto responded by … Continue reading Nashville SC has to settle for a home draw against Charlotte Independence