Pitch Points was a nice number of days from kickoff

Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up the latest links of interest in the world of Nashville SC, US Soccer, analytics, and more. If you come across something you’d like me to share, e-mail, social media, or the comments here are the ways to bring it to my attention. Be still my heart. When the social media strategy is on point: See y’all back … Continue reading Pitch Points was a nice number of days from kickoff

Key newsbits: Ian Ayre on SI’s Planet Futbol podcast

Ayre (right) with General Manager Mike Jacobs. Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country Nashville SC Chief Executive Officer Ian Ayre joined Sports Illustrated‘s Grant Wahl last week for a discussion of all things Nashville Soccer Club. Here are some of the key quotes from that appearance. There’s much more in the pod, so be sure to check it out, but some of the newsworthy items – with … Continue reading Key newsbits: Ian Ayre on SI’s Planet Futbol podcast

Pitch Points visits best, most important neighborhood in Nashville

Fat Bottom’s Hop Yard. Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country. Herein, I round up the latest links of interest in Nashville and national soccer – and sometimes beyond! If you find a story you’d like me to share, never hesitate to drop me a line via e-mail, or reach out on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram – and hit those with a follow while you’re here. Fat … Continue reading Pitch Points visits best, most important neighborhood in Nashville

Nashville SC has decisions to make on bringing players from USL to MLS

Nashville SC midfielder Matt LaGrassa. Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country The minute the final whistle blew at 90’+4 Saturday evening, Nashville SC’s 2019 season ended. With it ended the club’s tenure in USL Championship. The focus immediately shifted – had to shift – to the future. With three of the team’s players (strikers Daniel Ríos and Cameron Lancaster, and midfielder Derrick Jones) under contract for … Continue reading Nashville SC has decisions to make on bringing players from USL to MLS

Key newsbits: Ian Ayre on WNSR, late October

It’s been a couple weeks now, but a lot still relevant here. Ian Ayre appeared on WNSR to chat with George Plaster. A lot of boilerplate pablum (as we’ll get for the next couple years as shows have to cater to a non-soccer crowd), but some tidbits. As was the case last time, all credit for the interview goes to WNSR, I’m but a mere … Continue reading Key newsbits: Ian Ayre on WNSR, late October

Jacobs, Ayre talk through Priority Draft decisions

NEW YORK – Nashville SC Chief Executive officer Ian Ayre and Mike Jacobs descended on Major League Soccer’s offices in Midtown Manhattan Sunday to draft… drafts. With the Boys in Gold entering the league as an expansion team come January, they’ll have access to a number of roster-building methods. They’ve already used a few: signing two players to their USL side a year in advance of … Continue reading Jacobs, Ayre talk through Priority Draft decisions

2020 expansion priority draft day is here

Mike Jacobs (left) and Ian Ayre (right) photo courtesy Nashville SC. That time that every young child aways with bated breath is finally upon us: that golden day where Nashville SC will flip a coin for first priority in roster-building mechanisms to enter Major League Soccer in 2020. For Club and Country will be at MLS Headquarters today for the priority draft! If you aren’t … Continue reading 2020 expansion priority draft day is here