Pitch Points is goin’ deep

Header image is the graphical representation of Sammy Kahsai’s likely goal of the week for Pittsburgh over the weekend. It’s pitch points. Herein I round up some of the links of most interest to fans of Nashville SC, MLS, the US National Teams, and the soccer world on the whole. If you have something you’d like me to include or consider for a future edition, … Continue reading Pitch Points is goin’ deep

From the film room: wingbacks combine for a goal

Nashville SC had something of an offensive breakout game in Philadelphia Sunday. How did it happen? The situation Nashville SC leads 2-1. They’ve controlled the run of play – even Bethlehem’s goal came on a set piece sprung by a counter-attack – but when the game is this close, there’s plenty of opportunity for the Steel to jump right back level with another counter. Nashville … Continue reading From the film room: wingbacks combine for a goal

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 and Kosuke Kimura before Birmingham and Indy road trip

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and defender Kosuke Kimura met with For Club and Country before their team’s roadtrips to Birmingham Legion and Indy Eleven this week. Watch or read what they had to say here. Head coach Gary Smith How did a film review affect your view of the Charlotte draw? “Looking back it at, we spent some time looking at some of the first-half … Continue reading Presser transcript and video: Gary Smith and Kosuke Kimura before Birmingham and Indy road trip

Postgame press conference transcript and video: Gary Smith, Kosuke Kimura, and Bradley Bourgeois after Riverhounds letdown

  Head coach Gary Smith “I thought for 87 or 88 minutes we played a perfect game there. They’re always very difficult, they’re a very frugal team, and to be two-nil up, it was more than maybe we expected. I’m of course very disappointed in the way that we finished the game, but for lots and lots of reasons, it was a very very good … Continue reading Postgame press conference transcript and video: Gary Smith, Kosuke Kimura, and Bradley Bourgeois after Riverhounds letdown

Transcript: Gary Smith and players after NYCFC loss

Full transcript from head coach Gary Smith and players Ken Tribbett and Connor Sparrow after Nashville SC’s 2-0 loss to NYCFC in a preseason friendly, with pool quotes from other players, as well. See video from the media portion here. Gary Smith “I honestly thought that the game was a terrific exercise for us for many, many, many different reasons. It was great to see … Continue reading Transcript: Gary Smith and players after NYCFC loss

Nashville SC announces returning players

From Club release: NASHVILLE (November 14, 2018) – The majority of the main contributors of Nashville Soccer Club’s successful inaugural season that finished in a USL Cup Playoff appearance this season will be back for 2019, pending USL and federation approval. Each of Nashville’s 12 highest minutes-played contributors will be back next year, including all four primary defenders and starting keeper on the league’s second-best defense. … Continue reading Nashville SC announces returning players