Nashville SC schedule preview 2019: Coming and going

Nashville SC will play six Eastern Conference teams for the first times this season – two moving over from the West and four expansion teams – while at the same time bidding adieu to a quartet of last year’s opponents (One moving up to MLS, one going on hiatus before a likely drop to USL League One, and two who will play in League One’s … Continue reading Nashville SC schedule preview 2019: Coming and going

Nashville SC takes care of business in Richmond, seizes control of its playoff destiny

RICHMOND, Va. – Sometimes, it’s better to be lucky than good. Saturday evening, Nashville SC was certainly both. The Boys in Gold romped over the USL’s worst team, the Richmond Kickers, with a fortuitous bounce on each of the first two goals. In the 20th minute, Ropapa Mensah’s ball across the face of goal was deflected by Kickers goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg. It popped into the air… … Continue reading Nashville SC takes care of business in Richmond, seizes control of its playoff destiny

Preview: Nashville SC @ Richmond Kickers 2018

Nashville has played some bad teams already this year (including this one!). Will they be able to get three points and come dangerously close to locking down their playoff future? Well, uh, they should. The essentials Opponent: Richmond Kickers (6-22-4 USL). 28 GF, 74 GA so far in 2018, 15th in USL East, 15th in USL East Power Ratings and 33rd (dead last) in combined-table Pure Power. Recent … Continue reading Preview: Nashville SC @ Richmond Kickers 2018

Preview: Nashville SC v. Richmond Kickers 2018

At long last, Nashville SC will complete a first round-robin of the Eastern Conference by taking on the only team it has yet to play (Louisville v. Toronto is the only other Eastern Conference matchup that hasn’t taken place yet this year, and that will also change this evening). By some metrics, the Kickers are the worst team in the East. Unfortunately, that hasn’t proven … Continue reading Preview: Nashville SC v. Richmond Kickers 2018

Taking stock of the Eastern Conference: 2017 also-rans and expansion teams

A couple days ago, I gave a first look at the contenders of the Eastern Conference – at least based on how things finished up last year. Now, let’s delve into the teams that had a lot of improving to do (or are new to USL). Orlando City B Defunct 2017 position: 9 Points/game: 1.31 (10 wins, 10 losses, 12 draws) Goals/game: 1.16 Goals against/game: … Continue reading Taking stock of the Eastern Conference: 2017 also-rans and expansion teams