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

From the film room: High press creates scoring opportunity

Nashville SC, at least with a one-game sample size, seems set to follow through on implementing the high press shown in the preseason. As mentioned in multiple season preview pieces, that makes sense for a team that intends to kick-start its offense. A high press can create quick-change scoring opportunities. Here’s one example from Saturday’s game against Loudoun United. Although this one didn’t end in … Continue reading From the film room: High press creates scoring opportunity

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

Pitch Points is a big signing

Rounding up the latest links of relevance and dropping a bit of commentary on them. As always, if you have anything you want me to include in one of these posts, drop it on any of the social channels (or in the comments here), and while you’re at it, follow the site on those if you’re not already. Top Championship signings. The official USL Championship … Continue reading Pitch Points is a big signing

Lessons from Bradenton

Nashville SC’s trip to Florida featured two games, neither of which was seen in-full by those who couldn’t make the trip from the Music City. Despite the lack of a live stream, though, there are still a few (admittedly fewer than there would have otherwise been) notes we can take away from the trip. From surprising appearances in the lineup to the clips of the … Continue reading Lessons from Bradenton

Pitch Points plays in Germany

Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up some of the interesting links around the world of Nashville SC and US Soccer. As always, if you have something you want me to share, let me know in the comments or through social channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Bundimericans. The Bundesliga’s official site is perhaps not an unbiased source when it comes to why the … Continue reading Pitch Points plays in Germany