Nashville SC loan watch: The (partial) return

Two of Nashville SC’s outgoing loans are recalled to the squad, while three remain with Inter Nashville FC. That and more in this week’s loan watch. Fresno FC 4, Portland Timbers II 2   Cochran started between the pipes and went all 90 for the Foxes. Although he allowed two goals to a powerful Timbers offense, he was the difference in the final scoreline with … Continue reading Nashville SC loan watch: The (partial) return

Nashville SC loan watch: Midfielders scoring for Inter Nashville FC

Nashville SC’s players are not all playing for Nashville SC. NSC now has one player on loan to a fellow USL club (goalkeeper CJ Cochran to Fresno FC) and four to the local NPSL side (Michael DeGraffanreidt, Jordan Dunstan, Ramone Howell, and Ian McGrath at Inter Nashville FC). How were their performances at their temporary clubs? Fresno FC 0, Real Monarchs 1 CJ Cochran was … Continue reading Nashville SC loan watch: Midfielders scoring for Inter Nashville FC

Nashville SC loan watch: Down week in the diaspora

Nashville SC had never had players out on loan before. In the course of a week, that… changed. NSC now has one player on loan to a fellow USL club (goalkeeper CJ Cochran to Fresno FC) and four to the local NPSL side (Michael DeGraffanreidt, Jordan Dunstan, Ramone Howell, and Ian McGrath at Inter Nashville FC). How were their performances at their temporary clubs? Fresno … Continue reading Nashville SC loan watch: Down week in the diaspora

Nashville SC loan watch: McGrath gets goals

Nashville SC had never had players out on loan before. In the course of a week, that… changed. NSC now has one player on loan to a fellow USL club (goalkeeper CJ Cochran to Fresno FC) and four to the local NPSL side (Michael DeGraffanreidt, Jordan Dunstan, Ramone Howell, and Ian McGrath at Inter Nashville FC). How were their performances at their temporary clubs? Fresno … Continue reading Nashville SC loan watch: McGrath gets goals

Pitch Points has fingers crossed for 2026

As always don’t forget to follow For Club and Country on Facebook and Twitter. Catch anything in the wild that you want me to share in one of these posts? Send me a note through either of those channels. Interesting times for World Cup 2026. The process for winning the World Cup is semi-complicated (to say nothing of errors leaving Nashville-based media scrambling to fact … Continue reading Pitch Points has fingers crossed for 2026

Takeaways from Thursday’s NSC training session

Before this afternoon’s Louisville City preview, a couple items from yesterday’s training that was open to the media (for post-practice interviews, see Gary Smith/Liam Doyle interviews and Lebo Moloto transcript). This team is filled with leaders It should come as no surprise that defensive midfielder Michael Reed is the team’s captain – the former San Antonio FC captain is an experienced vet (a second-division lifer … Continue reading Takeaways from Thursday’s NSC training session

From the film room: CJ Cochran makes a much-needed save

The streamed portions of Friday’s friendly against Ottawa Fury didn’t feature any scoring, but there were some close calls for each side. Today, I break down one that Ottawa almost canned, but for a great save from goalkeeper CJ Cochran. The situation It’s the 50th minute of the game. Nashville SC still has its second-choice lineup on the field (there would be a mass substitution at … Continue reading From the film room: CJ Cochran makes a much-needed save