Nashville SC announces assistant coaches for 2020

Nashville SC’s coaching staff is complete for the 2020 season, including two members of last year’s USL group plus another coach with some history in the Expanded Gary Smith Universe:  NASHVILLE (Jan.  8, 2020) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today the appointment of Steve Guppy, Brett Jacobs and Matt Pickens to its coaching staff ahead of its inaugural Major League Soccer season. Guppy and Jacobs will join … Continue reading Nashville SC announces assistant coaches for 2020

Matt Pickens named USL Championship goalkeeper of the year

No surprise for a man who won the Golden Gloves and was named first-team all-league. From USL release: TAMPA, Fla. – Nashville SC’s Matt Pickens may have just completed his 16th professional season, but he shows no signs of slowing down. The 37-year-old was named the USL Championship’s 2019 Goalkeeper of the Year on Tuesday after a remarkable season that saw him star for the … Continue reading Matt Pickens named USL Championship goalkeeper of the year

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