NSC training notes and press conference: Gary Smith and Michael Reed on opening day 2019

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and midfielder Michael Reed met with For Club and Country after the team’s first 2019 practice today. Watch and read what that had to say here. Training notes The team was slightly shorthanded: new striker signings Daniel Ríos and Cameron Lancaster were participating in their MLS physicals (they are signed to Nashville’s MLS side and will be loaned to … Continue reading NSC training notes and press conference: Gary Smith and Michael Reed on opening day 2019

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

The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

We’ve reached the end of the USL season – though Nashville’s been done for nearly a month – so let’s continue wrapping things up by a graphical representation of the players’ 2018 performances. A few notes here: Field players only. I’ll consider doing something for keepers in the future, but it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that makes sense without broader comparisons. I … Continue reading The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

Press conference transcript: Gary Smith, Matt LaGrassa, and Michael Reed pre-Cincinnati

Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith and two of his midfielders met with For Club and Country today to discuss their upcoming rematch against FC Cincinnati and how the club can get back on the winning side. Read what they had to say here: Gary Smith “I think we’ve made the very most of this week. Difficult result, a lot of reflection. I’ve just said to … Continue reading Press conference transcript: Gary Smith, Matt LaGrassa, and Michael Reed pre-Cincinnati

Breakdown and player ratings: Nashville SC 0-2 Indy Eleven

Nashville SC couldn’t get the job done against an Indy Eleven team that became the first to beat them in two league games. What went wrong on the pitch Tuesday evening? I went to the film to find out. \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 … Continue reading Breakdown and player ratings: Nashville SC 0-2 Indy Eleven