Pitch Points is too annoyed with Big Flu Shot’s institutional comfort to think of a witty title

Hey! It’s your semi-regular roundup of the links of interest to Nashville SC and US Soccer. This was supposed to go up several hours ago but Big Pharma (not Big Pharma Soccer, to the best of my knowledge) hates me.  At least I will not give anyone the flu. And you will follow and/or encourage friends to follow the site on Twitter if you don’t … Continue reading Pitch Points is too annoyed with Big Flu Shot’s institutional comfort to think of a witty title

Analyzing Nashville SC’s winger situation

Nashville SC’s 2020 MLS roster is coming together: the Boys in Gold have 23 players in the fold, and much of the depth seems to come on the wings. With just a couple months to go before the season, let’s take stock of the situation at the position. MLS returnees The wealth of data available (thanks, American Soccer Analysis!) makes the two players coming from within … Continue reading Analyzing Nashville SC’s winger situation

Local view: Randall Leal with Alejandro Zúñiga of Tico Times

Perhaps the highest-upside play Nashville SC has signed so far is Costa Rican winger Randall Leal. I caught up with San Jose-base Alejandro Zúñiga of Tico Times (and a fellow alumnus of the best and most greatest educational institution in the world, the University of Michigan) for a boots-on-the-ground take on Leal’s game. For Club and Country: What’s the big picture of the Costa Rican league? … Continue reading Local view: Randall Leal with Alejandro Zúñiga of Tico Times

Boys in Not Gold: Dec. 4, 2019

With NSC only boasting two future players still in action (the remainder of the roster will come from domestic leagues), there’s just a little bit to give this week in terms of updates. NEW SIGNING Brayan Beckeles – with CD Olimpia until January transfer window In Continental play, you may recognize the Olimpia name as the victim of Randall Leal’s Saprissa in the Concacaf League … Continue reading Boys in Not Gold: Dec. 4, 2019

Boys in Not Gold: Nov. 27, 2019

Photo via Randall Leal/Twitter With NSC only boasting two future players still in action (the remainder of the roster will come from domestic leagues), there’s just a little bit to give this week in terms of updates. Randall Leal – with Deportivo Saprissa until January transfer window Saprissa drew Herediano 1-1 in the Costa Rican Primera División’s semifinals for the Apertura (Fall season). Leal was … Continue reading Boys in Not Gold: Nov. 27, 2019

Boys in Not Gold: Nov. 21, 2019

Nashville SC has added MLS players in the past week – but one of them still hit the pitch this week in national team duty. Randall Leal continued doing Randall Leal things. The latest roundup from the NSC diaspora. Randall Leal – with Deportivo Saprissa until January transfer window Leal was called up to the Costa Rica National Team for Nations League games against Curaçao … Continue reading Boys in Not Gold: Nov. 21, 2019

Boys in Not Gold: Nov. 13, 2019

The Trade Window is no longer open, but Nashville SC’s future roster is continuing to take shape. I’ll save an intra-MLS rundown for later, but for now, those future NSC players who are still in action in the roundup. Randall Leal – with Deportivo Saprissa until January transfer window Thursday, Saprissa beat Motagua (Honduras) in the first leg of the Concacaf League final. Leal provided … Continue reading Boys in Not Gold: Nov. 13, 2019