Pitch Points is goin’ deep

Header image is the graphical representation of Sammy Kahsai’s likely goal of the week for Pittsburgh over the weekend. It’s pitch points. Herein I round up some of the links of most interest to fans of Nashville SC, MLS, the US National Teams, and the soccer world on the whole. If you have something you’d like me to include or consider for a future edition, … Continue reading Pitch Points is goin’ deep

Michael Reed undergoes successful surgery

Nashville’s captain has officially seen his season end, but after successful surgery, his prognosis is positive long-term. From club release: NASHVILLE (Aug. 8, 2019) – Nashville SC midfielder Michael Reed underwent successful open reduction internal fixation of his left ankle today. According to the postsurgical report, Reed will be away from the pitch for four to six months, which concludes his participation in the USL … Continue reading Michael Reed undergoes successful surgery

Nashville SC wins a game, likely loses a captain

Michael Reed photo from file, in case the fully intact left tib/fib and ankle didn’t give it away Mads Jørgensen definitely didn’t mean to break Michael Reed’s leg*. He just as certainly didn’t have intent to do serious harm to him. There’s a reasonable chance he didn’t even mean to foul Reed (honestly couldn’t tell you – one replay was enough to know I didn’t want to … Continue reading Nashville SC wins a game, likely loses a captain

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