USL power ratings: June 17, 2019

Welcome to the USL power ratings! Don’t forget to follow the site on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the content on USL, US Soccer, and Nashville SC. Table Power This rating method combines points per game with the quality of opposition played (also measured in points per game). It’s blind to home/away splits as well as scoring margin. The goal is to project a final table … Continue reading USL power ratings: June 17, 2019

The Wrap(s): Nashville SC takes four points from Birmingham and Indy

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from last week’s Nashville SC game. In this edition, it’s a double-dip with a win over Birmingham Legion and draw at Indy Eleven. Birmingham Legion Game story: Converting more of those opportunities to provide more scoring is hardly rocket science, and the team is acutely aware of how close they are (but also aware of the … Continue reading The Wrap(s): Nashville SC takes four points from Birmingham and Indy

From the film room: Ropapa’s room for improvement

Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country A slightly different approach to the Film Room from the Indy Eleven game. Instead of one specific play, I’ll look at Ropapa Mensah’s performance in his first league start and longest regular-season appearance of the year. The goal: Answer a specific (and common) question. Why doesn’t Ropapa Mensah play more? I want to note ahead of time that this … Continue reading From the film room: Ropapa’s room for improvement

The Graphical: Indy Eleven 0-0 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insight about Nashville SC’s most recent game. Today, a scoreless draw against Indy Eleven. Full-field Ropapa Nashville’s three-man backline wasn’t the biggest surprise (I speculated in the preview that it might happen), but some of the personnel that saw the field was basically a wholesale change from recent weeks. That included fan favorite … Continue reading The Graphical: Indy Eleven 0-0 Nashville SC

Boys in Gold play to a draw in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Neither team seemed too interested in risking a defensive breakdown to muster a whole lot of offense, and Nashville SC played Indy Eleven to a draw in Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday evening. The Boys in Gold possessed only 37.4% of the ball as both teams operated in defense-first formations, and each had only a couple legitimate scoring opportunities. Visiting one of the top teams in … Continue reading Boys in Gold play to a draw in Indy