Nashville SC has decisions to make on bringing players from USL to MLS

Nashville SC midfielder Matt LaGrassa. Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country The minute the final whistle blew at 90’+4 Saturday evening, Nashville SC’s 2019 season ended. With it ended the club’s tenure in USL Championship. The focus immediately shifted – had to shift – to the future. With three of the team’s players (strikers Daniel Ríos and Cameron Lancaster, and midfielder Derrick Jones) under contract for … Continue reading Nashville SC has decisions to make on bringing players from USL to MLS

Jacobs, Ayre talk through Priority Draft decisions

NEW YORK – Nashville SC Chief Executive officer Ian Ayre and Mike Jacobs descended on Major League Soccer’s offices in Midtown Manhattan Sunday to draft… drafts. With the Boys in Gold entering the league as an expansion team come January, they’ll have access to a number of roster-building methods. They’ve already used a few: signing two players to their USL side a year in advance of … Continue reading Jacobs, Ayre talk through Priority Draft decisions

2020 expansion priority draft day is here

Mike Jacobs (left) and Ian Ayre (right) photo courtesy Nashville SC. That time that every young child aways with bated breath is finally upon us: that golden day where Nashville SC will flip a coin for first priority in roster-building mechanisms to enter Major League Soccer in 2020. For Club and Country will be at MLS Headquarters today for the priority draft! If you aren’t … Continue reading 2020 expansion priority draft day is here

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

Key quotes: Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs on Extratime

Jacobs (left) with club CEO Ian Ayre. Courtesy Nashville SC media relations Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs joined Major League Soccer’s in-house podcast last week for some discussion of new MLS signing Hany Mukhtar. Jacobs also provided a few other items of note for Nashville SC fans. Subscribe and listen to the podcast for the full interview (the quotes below are not comprehensive). On Hany … Continue reading Key quotes: Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs on Extratime

Nashville SC excited for Godoy, not worried about price

Nashville SC created one of its biggest splashes yet on the road to Major League Soccer yesterday, signing San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Aníbal Godoy, effective Jan. 1, 2020. The Panamanian destroyer-type is someone who’s been on the team’s radar for a long time. In fact, NSC General Manager Mike Jacobs had experience with Godoy long before Nashville was even a twinkle in the eye of … Continue reading Nashville SC excited for Godoy, not worried about price

Pitch points has ambition

Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up some links of interest to Nashville SC and US Soccer. If you’re not already, follow the site on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and if you find any stories you’d like me to share, those channels and e-mail are always open. Transfer rumorz Nashville SC apparently reached out to (outgoing) Stoke City and USMNT defender Geoff Cameron, who … Continue reading Pitch points has ambition