Who makes the cut? My projections for USL players jumping to MLS

Ropapa Mensah’s youth makes him a good fit to move up with Nashville SC. Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country. Nashville SC has seven players currently signed for the inaugural MLS season (with two more on the way the moment the MLS trade window opens next week). Who from the current – or soon-to-be-outgoing – USL side will join them? My official projections (I should note … Continue reading Who makes the cut? My projections for USL players jumping to MLS

From the film room: Washington and Moloto put an end to it

Welcome to the Film Room, whereing I break down a key play from a recent Nashville SC game. Today, the insurance goal in a 2-0 win over North Carolina FC. The situation Thanks to a first-half header from Ropapa Mensah, Nashville SC has taken advantage of a set piece to build a 1-0 lead on North Carolina FC. On the expansive turf at Nissan Stadium, … Continue reading From the film room: Washington and Moloto put an end to it

Presser video and transcript: Gary Smith, Lebo Moloto, and Bolu Akinyode pre-NYRBII

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and midfielders Lebo Moloto and Bolu Akinyode met with the media before tomorrow night’s game against New York Red Bulls II. Watch or read their full comments here. Gary Smith Do the players naturally get the stakes of the game or do you re-emphasize it to them? “I don’t have to say anything. These are the easy games. Saturday … Continue reading Presser video and transcript: Gary Smith, Lebo Moloto, and Bolu Akinyode pre-NYRBII

Press conference video and transcript: Gary Smith, Lebo Moloto, and Daniel Ríos pre-Ottawa rematch

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and two of his players met with the media today. Watch or read their comments here. Top photo from file, but v. good. How excited are you to be back home? “Pleased to be back home, number one: There’s no doubt about that. It seems to be that, when we go away, we’re away for a period of time. … Continue reading Press conference video and transcript: Gary Smith, Lebo Moloto, and Daniel Ríos pre-Ottawa rematch

Video and transcript: Gary Smith and Lebo Moloto pre-Swope Park Rangers

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and midfielder Lebo Moloto met with For Club and Country prior to tomorrow evening’s game against Swope Park Rangers. Watch and read what they had to say here. Head coach Gary Smith Further takeaways from Tampa? “I don’t think a defeat gets any better. I think it gives us an opportunity to think about some of the the things that … Continue reading Video and transcript: Gary Smith and Lebo Moloto pre-Swope Park Rangers

USL Preview 2019: Where are the good players?

New to the USL as we head toward Nashville SC’s final go-round in the Championship? Let’s take a first look at the 2019 season by evaluating where the best players are going to be suiting up. Team of the Year First, let’s take a look at where last season’s All-League players ended up: Of the 22 total players who earned all-league honors last year, seven … Continue reading USL Preview 2019: Where are the good players?