The Graphical: Nashville SC 4-0 Hartford Athletic

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine Opta’s data for some insights about Nashville’s (second-) most recent game. Today, a nail-biter-turned-laugher against Hartford Athletic. Nashville SC scored four times in the second half to beat Hartford. How did it come about? Halftime adjustments Certainly Nashville SC didn’t enter the Hartford game with a “we will lose our captain after four minutes to a really bad … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 4-0 Hartford Athletic

Nashville SC wins when the stakes are high

don’t forget to vote in the community player ratings here.  NASHVILLE – Nashville SC fans got a preview of the MLS experience Saturday evening with the Boys in Gold taking the field in Nissan Stadium. Their home venue for the first two years of Major League Soccer play in 2020 and 2021 (and typically the home of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans) found its first winner in … Continue reading Nashville SC wins when the stakes are high

Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Ken Tribbett, and Alan Winn after Indy Eleven victory

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and two of his players met the media after a 2-0 win over Indy Eleven. Watch and read their comments here. Gary Smith “I always suspected it would be a very tough and difficult evening, and it proved to be that way. I’ve just said to the guys in there, if you want to beat the best teams and … Continue reading Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Ken Tribbett, and Alan Winn after Indy Eleven victory

Nashville SC: Taking mini-stock with some stats

Be back soon, pls. Things are going pretty well in Nashville this USL season – not perfectly by any stretch, but pretty well. There are still a couple items of interest in terms of the squad’s potential struggles. First, the defensive fate with Ken Tribbett unavailable. Here’s a chart of Nashville SC’s defensive performances (as evaluated by the Pure Power system) over the course of … Continue reading Nashville SC: Taking mini-stock with some stats

Press conference video and transcript: Post-win in Philadelphia

Nashville SC earned a come-from-behind victory in adverse conditions in North Philadelphia Sunday evening. Gary Smith and goal-scoring defenders Ken Tribbett and Kosuke Kimura spoke with FCAC after the game. Watch or read their comments here. Head Coach Gary Smith Is it good to finally get that “come back for a victory” monkey off the team’s back? “It’s taken a long time, so I’m delighted that … Continue reading Press conference video and transcript: Post-win in Philadelphia

Presser transcript and video: Gary Smith, Daniel Ríos, and Ken Tribbett pre-Open Cup Round 3

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and two of his players met with the media this afternoon in advance of their team’s US Open Cup match against Charleston Battery. Watch or read what they had to say here. Head coach Gary Smith Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to fixture congestion, and finally a chance to fully … Continue reading Presser transcript and video: Gary Smith, Daniel Ríos, and Ken Tribbett pre-Open Cup Round 3

A final look at the NYCFC loss and finding some offense

We’re a few days (and on my part, a couple viewings, with plenty of note-taking) removed from Nashville SC’s 2-0 loss to New York City FC. What did a couple more viewings reveal? Offense is a work in progress After last year’s output, it’s understandable to feel skeptical or uneasy about Nashville SC’s inability to generate a ton of looks at net in this game. … Continue reading A final look at the NYCFC loss and finding some offense