The Wrap: North Carolina FC 1-0 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from last week’s Nashville SC game. The Boys in Gold couldn’t solve the final piece against North Carolina FC Saturday. Local content Game story: After just two shots in the opening 39 minutes, they launched 14 over the remainder of the game, including nine from inside the box and four on-target. What they couldn’t do, though, … Continue reading The Wrap: North Carolina FC 1-0 Nashville SC

The Graphical: North Carolina FC 1-0 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights about Nashville SC’s most recent game. Today, a setback in the suburbs of Raleigh. Formation shift Gary Smith seemed to design his starting lineup – Justin Davis as a wingback, Bradley Bourgeois in the center of a back-three – with the idea in mind that he might need to shift to a four-man … Continue reading The Graphical: North Carolina FC 1-0 Nashville SC

Nashville SC makes a tactical shift, but can’t find a goal in North Carolina

I forgot to take pictures of the actual game, so here’s a baby that I kidnapped while I was there. CARY, N.C. – Through the opening phase of its game against North Carolina FC Saturday evening, something wasn’t quite right with Nashville SC. The Boys in Gold were disconnected in the midfield, toothless in attack, and unable to consistently keep the ball out of their own … Continue reading Nashville SC makes a tactical shift, but can’t find a goal in North Carolina

Nashville SC game preview 2019: At North Carolina FC

A midweek washout probably gives Nashville a bit of rest, but does it mean a win on the road? The essentials Opponent: North Carolina FC (7-2-6) • 5th place USL East • 3rd place USL East power ratings and 7th place combined-table Pure Power (5th East) Time, Location: Saturday June 26, 7:00 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. Nashville) • WakeMed SoccerPlex, Cary, N.C. Weather: 89ºF, 0% chance of rain, 58% … Continue reading Nashville SC game preview 2019: At North Carolina FC

Nashville SC to play two Nissan Stadium games in 2019

This leaked earlier in the morning via an e-mail to season ticket holders, but now it’s official. From club release: NASHVILLE (May 16, 2019) – Nashville Soccer Club announced this morning that two of its 2019 USL Championship home matches will be played at its future temporary Major League Soccer home in Nissan Stadium. Matches on July 27, against Indy Eleven, and October 12, against North … Continue reading Nashville SC to play two Nissan Stadium games in 2019