Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre gave fans an update on the team’s website this mornming. The most notable tidbit from his letter is that the soccer-specific stadium won’t be ready for the beginning of the 2021 MLS season. Instead of moving in partway through that year, the club will delay its full occupation until 2022. Given the size, scope and challenges in building what will … Continue reading Nashville SC stadium won’t be ready until 2022
Not that a case really needs to be made for Gary Smith – he’s the inaugural MLS coach come 2020, whether it makes us happy or not – but a bit of re-litigation of his track record both in the past and in his first season at Nashville SC is probably deserved. Some of the criticisms of last year’s team were quite warranted, while others … Continue reading The case for Gary Smith
At a press conference this morning, Nashville SC chief executive Ian Ayre announced that Gary Smith will be the club’s first Major League Soccer coach in the 2020 season. Smith was named Nashville’s USL coach a year prior to the club’s inaugural season at that level, and led the squad to an eighth-place finish in the 2018 season. The 2019 club is considered one of … Continue reading Gary Smith is officially Nashville SC’s first MLS coach
As expected after public statements to this effect by CEO Ian Ayre, Nashville SC fans won’t have to wait long to know who will be their team’s inaugural-season MLS coach. The club will make its announcement Wednesday at 10 a.m. Per ESPN’s Jeff Carlisle, that choice will be current USL head coach Gary Smith. Smith is poised to lead the second season in the USL’s … Continue reading Nashville SC to announce MLS head coach Wednesday
Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber met with the media after Nashville SC’s brand unveiling yesterday, along with club majority owner John Ingram and CEO Ian Ayre. See what they had to say here. Continue reading Video: Don Garber, John Ingram, and Ian Ayre
Nashville SC’s logo is here: I will have much more (including presser video/transcripts) from the event in the coming days. For now, here’s the club release: NASHVILLE (February 20, 2018) – At a uniquely Nashville party at Marathon Music Works on Wednesday evening, Nashville Soccer Club was unveiled as the name of Nashville’s new Major League Soccer (MLS) team. The MLS colors, crest and inaugural season … Continue reading Nashville SC branding officially unveiled
There are two reasonably safe assumptions to make regarding today’s 4 p.m. announcement by Nashville SC (tickets are still available for the event at Marathon Music Works): The event is a logo reveal. The logo that will be revealed is the same one that leaked on Lids.com last week (a portion of which is above). However, there are other questions that – even assuming the … Continue reading What does today mean in the grand scheme of soccer in Nashville?