The Andrew Gutman saga: Breaking it down

On Thursday, Nashville SC announced a new signing: recent Indiana University graduate (and MAC Hermann Trophy winner as college soccer’s best player) Andrew Gutman. The left back would join the team on a one-year loan from Celtic FC. By Saturday, the club had announced that Gutman’s loan deal was off. What happened? For starters, it’s worth noting that every press release issued for a player … Continue reading The Andrew Gutman saga: Breaking it down

Andrew Gutman will not play for Nashville SC

Hey Fire and Celtic fans: while you’re here, check out my SoundCloud. That dream, brief though it may have been, was fun while it lasted. Andrew Gutman will not be loaned from Scotland’s Celtic FC to Nashville SC for the 2019 season. Instead, league sources indicate he will be joining Charlotte Independence on loan. The strong assumption here is as it relates to Gutman’s homegrown … Continue reading Andrew Gutman will not play for Nashville SC

Building a Nashville SC roster: What are the remaining needs?

The latest entry in #Project2019. We’ve looked at the personnel turnover for Nashville SC from multiple angles this offseason, but there’s one important question remaining: what needs have yet to be filled? The club has augmented its offensive and defensive ranks with all-league-caliber talent, including the top two scorers in USL last year (both on loan from Nashville MLS), a couple players who were on … Continue reading Building a Nashville SC roster: What are the remaining needs?

Nashville SC plus/minus for 2018

As we trudge through the offseason, let us not forget through all the player acquisitions and scheduling announcements that the 2019 season will be built from a baseline that was established this Summer. Certainly everyone is entitled to an opinion about the relative quality of certain players (and I have mine, too), but as I’ve tried to do in the past, some sort of objective measure of … Continue reading Nashville SC plus/minus for 2018

Project 2019: Assessing moves so far with TransferMarkt

We know Nashville has added tons of top–end USL talent in recent weeks, but is there a way we can quantify that? In Soccernomics, Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski assert that roster spend is the most important factor in determining league position (and imply a causal relationship – you can read my overall thoughts and some skepticism on the soundness of some of those takes in … Continue reading Project 2019: Assessing moves so far with TransferMarkt

Nashville SC 2018-19 offseason tracker

Who is back? Who is new? Who is gone? Stay tuned here all offseason for the latest developments on the Nashville SC roster. Players returning Detail Players in From Players out To Bolu Akinyode Year two of multi-year deal Kharlton Belmar Sporting Kansas City (MLS) Brandon Allen Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) Bradley Bourgeois Year two of multi-year deal Andrew Gutman Loan – from Celtic FC … Continue reading Nashville SC 2018-19 offseason tracker

Nashville SC announces returning players

From Club release: NASHVILLE (November 14, 2018) – The majority of the main contributors of Nashville Soccer Club’s successful inaugural season that finished in a USL Cup Playoff appearance this season will be back for 2019, pending USL and federation approval. Each of Nashville’s 12 highest minutes-played contributors will be back next year, including all four primary defenders and starting keeper on the league’s second-best defense. … Continue reading Nashville SC announces returning players