From the film room: Spill the shot, spoil the defense

Pun-oriented post title: status failure. Nashville SC earned a lead against Tampa Bay Rowdies shortly before halftime in St. Petersburg Saturday evening, but it didn’t take the Rowdies long to equalize. How’d it happen? The situation Nashville SC earned a go-ahead goal in the 44th minute after Lebo Moloto banged home the rebound on a Cameron Lancaster free kick. Their hosts came out of the … Continue reading From the film room: Spill the shot, spoil the defense

Postgame presser video and transcript: Gary Smith and Ken Tribbett after NYRBII loss

Nashville SC took a tough result in First Tennessee Park Wednesday evening. Hear from head coach Gary Smith on the game’s controversial moment, and goal-scorer Ken Tribbett – or read the comments in their entirety. Head coach Gary Smith “I’ve not even looked at these statistics. My eyes normally give me a good view and a good appreciation of what went on. We started the … Continue reading Postgame presser video and transcript: Gary Smith and Ken Tribbett after NYRBII loss

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