The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

We’ve reached the end of the USL season – though Nashville’s been done for nearly a month – so let’s continue wrapping things up by a graphical representation of the players’ 2018 performances. A few notes here: Field players only. I’ll consider doing something for keepers in the future, but it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that makes sense without broader comparisons. I … Continue reading The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

Down a man, Nashville SC draws level then gives up late winner to Bethlehem Steel

NASHVILLE – After clawing back level with an 84th-minute goal from Justin Davis, Nashville SC gave up a stoppage time winner to give up all three points to Bethlehem Steel. Pushing for the winner, NSC found itself exposed at the back, and a save from Matt Pickens could only spill the ball to Adam Najem, who slotted home with only seconds remaining to result in a … Continue reading Down a man, Nashville SC draws level then gives up late winner to Bethlehem Steel

From the Film Room: Lebo Golazo, round two

You may recall the original Lebo Golazo from the friendly match against Orlando City. Nashville SC had its way with Penn FC Saturday evening, whether playing a direct style of ball or working it through the middle in the possession game. After a simple “cross, finish” goal to open the scoring in the first half, things were quite a bit more tiki-taka for the second. … Continue reading From the Film Room: Lebo Golazo, round two

From the Film Room: Ryan James, all-field threat

This is going to be a slightly different edition of the film room, with an emphasis on the chalkboard, rather than the videos. Let’s take a look at average player positions from Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds: A couple things jump out immediately, and some of those can be explained away pretty easily: The overlap in the offensive edge of the center circle. That’s Tucker … Continue reading From the Film Room: Ryan James, all-field threat