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

The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

We’ve reached the end of the USL season – though Nashville’s been done for nearly a month – so let’s continue wrapping things up by a graphical representation of the players’ 2018 performances. A few notes here: Field players only. I’ll consider doing something for keepers in the future, but it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that makes sense without broader comparisons. I … Continue reading The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

Pitch Points pays solidarity

Welcome to Pitch Points: rounding up links of interest in Nashville, US Soccer, and other topics of interest. Don’t forget to follow the site on Twitter and Facebook, where you can always drop links to share in one of these posts. Development. This one snuck through (as in “I had a tab for it open and totally forgot to include it”) last week’s links post, but … Continue reading Pitch Points pays solidarity

Transcript: Gary Smith, Kosuke Kimura, Lebo Moloto preparing for Indy Eleven

Gary Smith met with the media this afternoon. Read what the Nashville SC gaffer had to say prior to his team’s trip up I-65 to Indianapolis, along with players Kosuke Kimura and Lebo Moloto. “First of all, they’re in a similar position to us: lots of personnel changing in the offseason, new coach, new stadium, I think they’ve only played one home game, so I’m … Continue reading Transcript: Gary Smith, Kosuke Kimura, Lebo Moloto preparing for Indy Eleven

From the Film Room: Ryan James, all-field threat

This is going to be a slightly different edition of the film room, with an emphasis on the chalkboard, rather than the videos. Let’s take a look at average player positions from Saturday’s game against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds: A couple things jump out immediately, and some of those can be explained away pretty easily: The overlap in the offensive edge of the center circle. That’s Tucker … Continue reading From the Film Room: Ryan James, all-field threat