USL power ratings and Conference Championship computer picks

Welcome to the USL power ratings! Don’t forget to follow the site on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the content on USL, US Soccer, and Nashville SC. Pure Power This ratings method uses scoring in each individual game, compared to the opponent’s averages, to determine teams’ overall quality. It’s blind to result (W-L-D) but aware of location and score. I expressed skepticism about Pittsburgh’s flat-track bully routine, and a … Continue reading USL power ratings and Conference Championship computer picks

Triple Wrap: Nashville closes out the regular season with three straight wins

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from the last Nashville SC game(s). Yes, you are correct in thinking that “triple wrap” sounds like a fast-casual restaurant’s menu item. Also: if you haven’t voted in the community ratings for the Charleston game, make sure to do so. Nashville SC 2-1 Louisville City FC Local content The game story: It was the substitute Spencer … Continue reading Triple Wrap: Nashville closes out the regular season with three straight wins

USL power ratings and Round of eight computer picks

Welcome to the USL power ratings! Don’t forget to follow the site on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the content on USL, US Soccer, and Nashville SC. Pure Power This ratings method uses scoring in each individual game, compared to the opponent’s averages, to determine teams’ overall quality. It’s blind to result (W-L-D) but not location or score. Pittsburgh’s flat-track bully routine saw the Riverhounds go from pretty close … Continue reading USL power ratings and Round of eight computer picks

The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-1 Louisville City FC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights into recent Nashville SC results. We’ll take it back to a week ago today, and break down the crucial win against Louisville City FC. Did Louisville tilt the field? From around the time Nashville took an early lead until Gary Smith made a couple substitutions, it felt like Louisville was strongly on the … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-1 Louisville City FC

Boys in Gold prove their late-game mettle once more, come up big against Louisville

Don’t forget to vote in the community player ratings from the game! If Nashville SC is to challenge for the Eastern Conference crown in its final season in the USL Championship, there’s no margin for error in the final weeks of the season. They took that message to heart Tuesday evening, finding a late winner – after having given up a late equalizer – to … Continue reading Boys in Gold prove their late-game mettle once more, come up big against Louisville