Pitch Points finds VisionQuests justified

Rounding up some of the relevant links around the world of Nashville SC and U.S. Soccer. As always, if you find something you’d like me to include in a Pitch Points, leave a comment here or drop me a line through the social channels. Development. Sacramento Republic is using USL Academy contracts as a way to inject some youth into their first-team roster without sacrificing … Continue reading Pitch Points finds VisionQuests justified

Nashville SC loan watch: The (partial) return

Two of Nashville SC’s outgoing loans are recalled to the squad, while three remain with Inter Nashville FC. That and more in this week’s loan watch. Fresno FC 4, Portland Timbers II 2   Cochran started between the pipes and went all 90 for the Foxes. Although he allowed two goals to a powerful Timbers offense, he was the difference in the final scoreline with … Continue reading Nashville SC loan watch: The (partial) return

Nashville SC loan watch: Midfielders scoring for Inter Nashville FC

Nashville SC’s players are not all playing for Nashville SC. NSC now has one player on loan to a fellow USL club (goalkeeper CJ Cochran to Fresno FC) and four to the local NPSL side (Michael DeGraffanreidt, Jordan Dunstan, Ramone Howell, and Ian McGrath at Inter Nashville FC). How were their performances at their temporary clubs? Fresno FC 0, Real Monarchs 1 CJ Cochran was … Continue reading Nashville SC loan watch: Midfielders scoring for Inter Nashville FC

Nashville SC loan watch: Down week in the diaspora

Nashville SC had never had players out on loan before. In the course of a week, that… changed. NSC now has one player on loan to a fellow USL club (goalkeeper CJ Cochran to Fresno FC) and four to the local NPSL side (Michael DeGraffanreidt, Jordan Dunstan, Ramone Howell, and Ian McGrath at Inter Nashville FC). How were their performances at their temporary clubs? Fresno … Continue reading Nashville SC loan watch: Down week in the diaspora

Nashville SC loan watch: McGrath gets goals

Nashville SC had never had players out on loan before. In the course of a week, that… changed. NSC now has one player on loan to a fellow USL club (goalkeeper CJ Cochran to Fresno FC) and four to the local NPSL side (Michael DeGraffanreidt, Jordan Dunstan, Ramone Howell, and Ian McGrath at Inter Nashville FC). How were their performances at their temporary clubs? Fresno … Continue reading Nashville SC loan watch: McGrath gets goals

Preview: #ElNashico 2018 – US Open Cup round two

The second round of the US Open Cup often sees local battles of Davids and Goliaths: Second-division (USL) clubs enter the competition, and their lower-division brethren who make it through are often looking to prove themselves against teams from a higher level of play (that is to say, they want to prove maybe it’s not the higher level of play it’s believed to be). With geographically-paired … Continue reading Preview: #ElNashico 2018 – US Open Cup round two

Nashville Soccer 102: What is the US Open Cup?

The title says it all: Nashville SC will be playing Inter Nashville FC in the US Open Cup tomorrow. What does the competition entail, why are two teams from different leagues playing each other in it, and what’s the endgame? What is the Cup? It’s just the oldest soccer competition in the United States – and despite our country’s reputation as a non-footballing nation, one … Continue reading Nashville Soccer 102: What is the US Open Cup?