The Wrap: Nashville SC 2-0 Memphis 901 FC

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from last week’s Nashville SC game. Local content Halftime reset and Game story: Doubling the advantage was more than enough, and Memphis couldn’t mount a serious attack – they only had a couple all evening, with two solid saves from Nashville keeper Matt Pickens – to pull one back. It had been a frustrating night to … Continue reading The Wrap: Nashville SC 2-0 Memphis 901 FC

The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Memphis 901 FC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights from Nashville SC’s most recent game. A 2-0 in-state rivalry win is today’s source material. Breaking the lines Whereas Nashville SC was mostly content to dominate on the flanks in last week’s win over Ottawa Fury FC, they spent plenty of time trying to play through the Memphis defense. This was particularly notable … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Memphis 901 FC

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Nashville exorcises offensive demons with late-game double to beat Memphis 901 FC

NASHVILLE – Throughout the 2018 season, Nashville SC had one consistent problem: the Boys in Gold had trouble putting the ball in the back of the net. An elite defense allowed the team to make the playoffs and go toe-to-toe with MLS-bound FC Cincinnati before succumbing in penalty kicks. But the team’s offense finishing in a tie for 23rd in shots taken, and 26th in … Continue reading Nashville exorcises offensive demons with late-game double to beat Memphis 901 FC

Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Matt LaGrassa, and Darnell King after Memphis win

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and two of his stars of the game met with the media after beating Memphis 901 FC 2-0. Watch and read what they had to say here. Gary Smith “I honestly thought that maybe the opportunities had passed. First off, we dominated efforts on goal and sights on goal. Some really good interchanges of play, not always as creative … Continue reading Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Matt LaGrassa, and Darnell King after Memphis win