We’re a few days (and on my part, a couple viewings, with plenty of note-taking) removed from Nashville SC’s 2-0 loss to New York City FC. What did a couple more viewings reveal? Offense is a work in progress After last year’s output, it’s understandable to feel skeptical or uneasy about Nashville SC’s inability to generate a ton of looks at net in this game. … Continue reading A final look at the NYCFC loss and finding some offense
Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up some of the interesting links around the world of Nashville SC and US Soccer. As always, if you have something you want me to share, let me know in the comments or through social channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Bundimericans. The Bundesliga’s official site is perhaps not an unbiased source when it comes to why the … Continue reading Pitch Points plays in Germany
For future consideration. Bournemouth has hired a loan manager to track their players who are out with other clubs. Maybe not that interesting on its own (they’re hardly the first to do it – certainly Manchester City and Chelsea have entire departments to manage their empires) – but does indicate a seriousness about the way they intend to do business. As Nashville SC enters the big … Continue reading Pitch points: With plans! Maybe!
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
We’ve reached the end of the USL season – though Nashville’s been done for nearly a month – so let’s continue wrapping things up by a graphical representation of the players’ 2018 performances. A few notes here: Field players only. I’ll consider doing something for keepers in the future, but it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that makes sense without broader comparisons. I … Continue reading The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars
NASHVILLE – A game that looked like it was going to have some second-half goals at the break… finally got one deep into stoppage time when Ropapa Mensah slotted home the game-winner well after the allotted stoppage time had expired. Nashville SC 1, North Carolina FC 0. Two substitutions played a key role in the goal. 79th-minute entry Alan Winn earned a free kick bursting down … Continue reading Ropapa Mensah plays the hero and Nashville earns a 1-0 win over North Carolina FC
Louisville City entered last Sunday’s game as one of the top teams in the USL East. Despite losing to Indy Eleven in their prior outing, this was still a juggernaut of a team. Nashville SC pretty much dispatched them with ease – at least on the scoreboard. How did it happen? It all began with a first-half strike from Lebo Moloto. The situation Neither team … Continue reading From the film room: Lebo Moloto puts Nashville SC on top of Louisville