The Wrap: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-2 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from last week’s Nashville SC game. Local content In-game updates, halftime reset, and Game story: Defensively, the formation performed to near-perfection, not allowing Pittsburgh a shot until the 61st minute. Things broke down late in the game, however. Pittsburgh would finally pull one back in the 88th, with Christian Volesky’s strike leaving just enough time remaining … Continue reading The Wrap: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-2 Nashville SC

From the film room: Pittsburgh levels it up

Nashville SC gave up a stoppage-time goal to drop points on the road last weekend. It was not fun! How did the game-tying goal come about? Through tears, I managed to break it down. The situation Nashville SC dominated the Pittsburgh Riverhounds through 87 minutes Saturday. Alas, Bob Lilley’s side managed a goal in the 88th, and took control of the run of play for … Continue reading From the film room: Pittsburgh levels it up

From the film room: Pittsburgh gets its goal

Nashville SC gave up a two-goal lead late against Pittsburgh Saturday evening. What went wrong? Here’s a look at the first goal of the quick 1-2 for the Riverhounds. The situation Nashville SC leads 2-0 and has dominated Pittsburgh basically wire-to-wire as we near the 88th minute. Nashville has just made its final substitution, replacing Daniel Ríos with Ropapa Mensah, a like-for-like sub at the … Continue reading From the film room: Pittsburgh gets its goal

The Graphical: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-2 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insight into Nashville SC’s most recent result. In this edition, a disappointing draw against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. 87 minutes of dominance The narrative of the game has been about how good Nashville was for the first 87 minutes (and how poor for the final nine). At the risk of beating a dead horse… that’s … Continue reading The Graphical: Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-2 Nashville SC

A outstanding 87 minutes crumbles in the end for Nashville

PITTSBURGH – Nashville SC couldn’t have played a much better game for the first 87 minutes of their trip to Pittsburgh. They’d allowed only two shots – neither of which was on-frame – while scoring twice themselves on set pieces. A tactical shift from their standard four-man backline to a 3-5-2 seemed to be just what the squad needed to get the desired result against a … Continue reading A outstanding 87 minutes crumbles in the end for Nashville

Postgame press conference transcript and video: Gary Smith, Kosuke Kimura, and Bradley Bourgeois after Riverhounds letdown

  Head coach Gary Smith “I thought for 87 or 88 minutes we played a perfect game there. They’re always very difficult, they’re a very frugal team, and to be two-nil up, it was more than maybe we expected. I’m of course very disappointed in the way that we finished the game, but for lots and lots of reasons, it was a very very good … Continue reading Postgame press conference transcript and video: Gary Smith, Kosuke Kimura, and Bradley Bourgeois after Riverhounds letdown