Press conference video and transcript: Gary Smith, Forrest Lasso, Kharlton Belmar

How important is it to have officially clinched the playoffs? “It’s great to know that you’re in the playoffs. I think the statement that went out really encapsulated the way that we all feel. There’s been a bigger focus. Yes, you can only move incrementally, and make small strides, and those strides have been made towards a postseason, but our focus has always been on … Continue reading Press conference video and transcript: Gary Smith, Forrest Lasso, Kharlton Belmar

From the film room: Belmar’s execution caps beautiful build

I also had a technique-oriented film room this morning. “Check it out.” Nashville SC won on Saturday! The winning play was awesome! Let’s get into the film room to figure out how it came about. The situation A back-and-forth first half saw Nashville SC emerge with a 1-0 lead. The second half in St. Pete, though, has largely been controlled by the host Tampa Bay … Continue reading From the film room: Belmar’s execution caps beautiful build

From the film room: Pop over top

In last week’s film room, we saw that Nashville SC has the speed and skill to exploit opponents up the flanks. While Swope Park Rangers took a very different approach to defending than Indy Eleven did (and Nashville SC had a different route to goal), that area still produced the opening goal Saturday evening. The situation Nashville SC has yet to strike against Swope Park … Continue reading From the film room: Pop over top

The Graphical: Swope Park Rangers 0-2 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights about how Nashville SC’s most recent game came to the result it did. This time, that result was a two-goal breeze past Swope Park Rangers 2. Losing the (possession) battle, winning the war Nashville SC’s ability to win games while losing the possession battle (or vice versa, or various riffs on the theme) … Continue reading The Graphical: Swope Park Rangers 0-2 Nashville SC

Postgame presser and transcript: Nashville SC 1(0)-1(3) Charleston Battery

Nashville SC fell to Charleston Battery on penalty kicks Wednesday evening. NSC head coach Gary Smith and players Matt LaGrassa and Kharlton Belmar met with the media afterwards. Watch and read what they had to say here. Stay tuned at the end for a bonus with Battery head coach Mike Anhaeuser. Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith “It unfolded and turned out almost exactly how … Continue reading Postgame presser and transcript: Nashville SC 1(0)-1(3) Charleston Battery

Press conference video and transcript: Gary Smith, Kharlton Belmar, and Alan Winn post-Swope Park Rangers

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and some of his players addressed the eedia after their team’s 5-1 win over Swope Park Rangers. Watch and read what they had to say here. Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith How do you evaluate the offensive performance? “From the very outset, it was a very positive, bright and purposeful start. To be perfectly honest, after Wednesday night, … Continue reading Press conference video and transcript: Gary Smith, Kharlton Belmar, and Alan Winn post-Swope Park Rangers

The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Saint Louis FC

How did Saturday night’s disappointing loss to Saint Louis FC come about? Herein I mine the Opta data for some answers and insights. Unleash Lancaster Nashville SC made two massive signings this offseason from a goal-scoring perspective. Indeed, both strikers – Cameron Lancaster, the league’s single-season goal record-holder, and Daniel Ríos, who was second to Lancaster in regular-season scoring last year – got on board … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Saint Louis FC