Pitch Points was a nice number of days from kickoff

Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up the latest links of interest in the world of Nashville SC, US Soccer, analytics, and more. If you come across something you’d like me to share, e-mail, social media, or the comments here are the ways to bring it to my attention. Be still my heart. When the social media strategy is on point: See y’all back … Continue reading Pitch Points was a nice number of days from kickoff

Pitch Points visits best, most important neighborhood in Nashville

Fat Bottom’s Hop Yard. Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country. Herein, I round up the latest links of interest in Nashville and national soccer – and sometimes beyond! If you find a story you’d like me to share, never hesitate to drop me a line via e-mail, or reach out on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram – and hit those with a follow while you’re here. Fat … Continue reading Pitch Points visits best, most important neighborhood in Nashville

Nashville SC excited for new talent added in Expansion Draft

Nashville SC General Manager Mike Jacobs and CEO Ian Ayre await the beginning of Tuesday’s MLS Expansion Draft. Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country I know writing has been a little sparse around here the past couple days. Your boy wrote a couple pieces at MLSSoccer.com to tide you over: On the Expansion Draft results with Mike Jacobs and Gary Smith On the excitement of building … Continue reading Nashville SC excited for new talent added in Expansion Draft

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