The Wrap: Nashville SC 0-1 Indy Eleven (USL playoffs 2019)

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from the last Nashville SC game. This is… the last one ever at the USL level. End of an era. Local content The game story: Pasher’s magical moment came on a beautiful feed from defensive midfielder Tyler Gibson, who played the striker in over the top. Pasher tapped first-time with his left foot, just tucking the ball … Continue reading The Wrap: Nashville SC 0-1 Indy Eleven (USL playoffs 2019)

From the film room: Windiana

Welcome to the Film Room, wherein I get all tactical with gifs and pictures and whatnot to explain a play from Nashville SC’s recent games. This one will not be fun! The situation Nashville and Indy have played a tense, cagey match. We’re nearly 15 minutes into the second half, and while there have been some OK opportunities, only one truly dangerous scoring chance that … Continue reading From the film room: Windiana

The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Indy Eleven

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights into Nashville SC’s most recent contest. This is a sad one: the end of the USL road with a 1-0 loss to Indy Eleven. Not incisive in Zone 14 Nashville SC ultimately had more possession than Indy Eleven – certainly thanks to the game state, with a deficit for over a third of … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Indy Eleven

A heartbreaking end as Nashville SC bounced from playoffs by Indy Eleven

Photo from file. Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country I’ll be honest: I’ve started this game column on multiple occasions, then deleted everything I’d written just a few minutes later. How do you write about an ending? Not just for a single game, not just for a single season, but for an entire era? That’s what we saw Saturday evening in First Tennessee Park. Nashville SC … Continue reading A heartbreaking end as Nashville SC bounced from playoffs by Indy Eleven

USL power ratings and Conference Championship computer picks

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. Pure Power This ratings method uses scoring in each individual game, compared to the opponent’s averages, to determine teams’ overall quality. It’s blind to result (W-L-D) but aware of location and score. I expressed skepticism about Pittsburgh’s flat-track bully routine, and a … Continue reading USL power ratings and Conference Championship computer picks