Nashville SC lands three on USL Championship first-team

Nashville SC’s 2019 season is one for the record books, and it finishes with three players named to the USL Championship’s first-team all-league side. Striker Daniel Ríos, centerback Forrest Lasso, and goalkeeper Matt Pickens earn top honors. Daniel Ríos finished as the runner-up in the Golden Boot race, scoring 21 goals and adding two assists in 33 combined regular-season and playoff games. He became the … Continue reading Nashville SC lands three on USL Championship first-team

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

Pickens named USL Championship Golden Gloves winner

Quick content note: I’m going on almost a week without a computer, so apologies for the lack of typical content. I’ve found writing on an iPad to be tedious and horrible! Normal content to resume whenever Steve Jobs is finished fixing up my stuff. We’ve known officially since Saturday – and it’s been inevitable for a few weeks – the the announcement came through today: … Continue reading Pickens named USL Championship Golden Gloves winner

Postgame presser: Smith, Ockford, Pickens and Winn discuss victory over Birmingham

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and three of his players met with the media after Tuesday’s 1-0 win over Birmingham Legion. Watch and read their comments here. Head coach Gary Smith “Well obviously, I’m delighted to be bagging the three points tonight. The game really unfolded in a fashion that I expected: our wide flank play was very good, we looked bright and purposeful … Continue reading Postgame presser: Smith, Ockford, Pickens and Winn discuss victory over Birmingham

From the film room: Spill the shot, spoil the defense

Pun-oriented post title: status failure. Nashville SC earned a lead against Tampa Bay Rowdies shortly before halftime in St. Petersburg Saturday evening, but it didn’t take the Rowdies long to equalize. How’d it happen? The situation Nashville SC earned a go-ahead goal in the 44th minute after Lebo Moloto banged home the rebound on a Cameron Lancaster free kick. Their hosts came out of the … Continue reading From the film room: Spill the shot, spoil the defense

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