The Wrap: Louisville City FC 2-1 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from last week’s Nashville SC game. An early lead evaporated like the health of Nashville SC’s players just up the road in Louisville. Local content Game story: Then, the players started dropping. Lancaster was subbed out (for Ropapa Mensah) with an injury just 29 minutes into the game, and Ríos came up lame (but remained on … Continue reading The Wrap: Louisville City FC 2-1 Nashville SC

From the film room: Sleeping defense allows a chance

The situation We’re getting late in the first half, and Nashville SC has a 1-0 lead on Louisville City FC. However, the Boys in Purple are certainly getting the better of the run of play (they’d earn – and miss – a penalty in just a few minutes). LCFC is working the ball down the right side of the field, when left wingback Taylor Washington … Continue reading From the film room: Sleeping defense allows a chance

From the film room: Louisville finds a winner

How did Louisville City FC break the (brief) deadlock against Nashville SC Saturday? Let’s go to the film to find out. The situation Despite being on the back foot for much of the game, Nashville SC scored early (a Goal of the Week-nominated golazo from Daniel Ríos) and rode that lead for much of the game. However, Louisville City leveled things up on a set … Continue reading From the film room: Louisville finds a winner

The Graphical: Louisville City FC 2-1 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for some insights into Nashville SC’s latest result. Today, just a couple quick graphs that tell the story of a 2-1 loss to Louisville City FC. If you haven’t voted in the Community Ratings yet, be sure to do so here. For more conventional game coverage, see my postgame column here. Tilting the field Louisville … Continue reading The Graphical: Louisville City FC 2-1 Nashville SC

More flaws in Nashville SC’s game exposed in Derby City

Despite leading for over half the game Saturday evening, it’d be fair to say things didn’t exactly go to plan for Nashville SC. The Boys in Gold ceded massive amounts of possession to host Louisville City FC, ending the game with a 65.4-34.6% disadvantage on the ball. LCFC took 16 shots to just six for Nashville. And yet, the nature of soccer is such that … Continue reading More flaws in Nashville SC’s game exposed in Derby City