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

Lessons from Bradenton

Nashville SC’s trip to Florida featured two games, neither of which was seen in-full by those who couldn’t make the trip from the Music City. Despite the lack of a live stream, though, there are still a few (admittedly fewer than there would have otherwise been) notes we can take away from the trip. From surprising appearances in the lineup to the clips of the … Continue reading Lessons from Bradenton

Project 2019: Identifying and addressing last year’s weaknesses

Nashville SC had, by all indications, a solid debut season. Could it have been better? Sure. The team was as high as second in the Eastern Conference in the USL Power Ratings (whether a simple projected final table based on games played, or on strength of results), but finished eighth. They also had a fallow period in the middle of the season with just 14 … Continue reading Project 2019: Identifying and addressing last year’s weaknesses

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

Matt Pickens a finalist for USL Goalkeeper of the Year

Awards szn marches on. From club release: NASHVILLE (November 6, 2018) – One of the stars for Nashville Soccer Club in its inaugural season, goalkeeper Matt Pickens, was named one of three finalists for the United Soccer League’s (USL) 2018 Goalkeeper of the Year award on Tuesday afternoon. “Matt proves again that he ranks among the best in USL,” said Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith. … Continue reading Matt Pickens a finalist for USL Goalkeeper of the Year

Breakdown and player ratings: Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-1 Nashville SC

Nashville SC had its biggest offensive game yet – at least in USL competition – and held off Penn FC with relative ease. Whose performances were crucial? Quick note: my ratings are score-based after a film review, and on a scale that… there’s technically no range but anything over 15 is generally good and under 9 or so is bad for a full game worth … Continue reading Breakdown and player ratings: Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-1 Nashville SC