The Wrap: Nashville SC 2-0 Loudoun United

Welcome to The Wrap, rounding up all the content from last week’s game before we head into the next one. As always, if I miss anything, let me know in the comments or through social channels. Local content Game story: At full time, the 2-0 score held, and Nashville is undefeated to begin the 2019 season. A frustrating beginning to his Nashville career continued for … Continue reading The Wrap: Nashville SC 2-0 Loudoun United

Community ratings results: Nashville SC 2-0 Loudoun United

FCAC asked, the fans answered. How did the individuals perform in Saturday’s 2-0 Nashville SC win against Loudoun United? Starters GK Matt Pickens – 8.0 Fans man of the match. LB Taylor Washington – 7.89 CB Liam Doyle – 7.67 CB Ken Tribbett – 7.17 RB Kosuke Kimura – 7.61 MF Bolu Akinyode – 7.39 MF Matt LaGrassa – 6.56 MF Kharlton Belmar – 7.78 … Continue reading Community ratings results: Nashville SC 2-0 Loudoun United

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

The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Loudoun United

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights into the game that you may not have noticed (or been able to figure what specifically it was you noticed) from Nashville SC’s latest game. The press lives Did you think Nashville SC’s preseason reliance on a high press would disappear once the games counted? Think it no longer: NSC was heavy in … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Loudoun United

Not quite an extended preseason, but Loudoun win shows Nashville still finding form

Mr. Lancaster, please open our scoring for the year. Thank you. Nashville SC learned plenty of lessons during its inaugural season in the USL before ever picking up a win. The Boys in Gold fell on the road to defending (and eventual) champion Louisville City FC, then returned home and drew the Pittsburgh Riverhounds inside cavernous Nissan Stadium. Even when they did pick up their first … Continue reading Not quite an extended preseason, but Loudoun win shows Nashville still finding form

Presser transcript: Loudoun United postgame

Transcript courtesy Nashville SC media relations Nashville SC Head Coach Gary Smith “Very pleased that we’ve got off the mark with a win. These first games as you open up the season are very difficult. You get a little bit of tension and anxiousness in play. I honestly thought for a good majority of the game, and the stats bear me out on that, we … Continue reading Presser transcript: Loudoun United postgame