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

Expansion Draft Day: Nashville SC preview

Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country The day is finally here! Nashville SC will be drafting not drafts, but players! Let’s get down to it. What it is, how to watch As an expansion team, Nashville SC gets to select five players from other (existing) MLS teams. Since Inter Miami FC is also entering for the 2020 season, the teams will take turns drafting those players. … Continue reading Expansion Draft Day: Nashville SC preview

An insane man ranks things: 2019 Expansion Draft forwards

Brandon Vazquez photo courtesy Atlanta United We’ve come to the final piece. Make sure you ear the others: The data • Goalkeeper • Centerback • FB/WB • Midfield • CAM/Winger • Forward This is a tough spot to evaluate because, as Nashville SC GM Mike Jacobs has said repeatedly, teams aren’t willing to part with goal-scorers in the Expansion Draft. If they are letting guys go, … Continue reading An insane man ranks things: 2019 Expansion Draft forwards

An insane man ranks things: 2019 Expansion Draft attacking midfield and wingers

Tsubasa Endoh photo courtesy Toronto FC There’s obviously some overlap here with both the FB/WB and the general midfield categories, so keep that in mind: you may not consider this comprehensive unless taken in conjunction with those other posts. The data • Goalkeeper • Centerback • FB/WB • Midfield • CAM/Winger • Forward It’s worth noting that these positions are going to carry a bit … Continue reading An insane man ranks things: 2019 Expansion Draft attacking midfield and wingers

An insane man ranks things: 2019 Expansion Draft midfielders

Gedion Zelalem photo courtesy Sporting Kansas City This is going to be a bit of a catch-all: I’ll do true wingers and central attacking midfielders in the next post, but this is basically the rest of the midfielders not already covered by the FB/WB post. We’re going position-by-position and breaking down the Expansion Draft prospects. The data • Goalkeeper • Centerback • FB/WB • Midfield … Continue reading An insane man ranks things: 2019 Expansion Draft midfielders

An insane man ranks things: 2019 Expansion Draft fullback/wingbacks

Justin Meram photo Courtesy Atlanta United Fullbacks/wingbacks are the next position to get the ranking treatment in advance of Tuesday’s Expansion Draft. With the full data here (positions as defined by American Soccer Analysis). The data • Goalkeeper • Centerback • FB/WB • Midfield • CAM/Winger • Forward The first few are in order, the rest are mostly alphabetical within their tiers. If there’s trade value in … Continue reading An insane man ranks things: 2019 Expansion Draft fullback/wingbacks

An insane man ranks things: 2019 Expansion Draft centerbacks

Jimmy Ockford photo by Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country Let’s get into the numbers a bit: who are the best centerback options in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft this coming Tuesday? With the full data – and certainly an understanding that this is one of the most difficult positions to quantify – let’s tier ’em up. The data • Goalkeeper • Centerback • FB/WB • … Continue reading An insane man ranks things: 2019 Expansion Draft centerbacks