From the film room: Press makes goal

Quick audible from publishing The Wrap this evening, because I saw another interesting play to break down while cutting GIFs. Let’s take a look at Nashville’s opener. The situation Nashville has tilted the field in Hartford’s direction through the first half hour of play on Rentschler Field. The Boys in Gold have comfortably controlled possession, and what little Hartford has created has come on the … Continue reading From the film room: Press makes goal

From the film room: Ropapa’s room for improvement

Ryan Lassan Photography/For Club and Country A slightly different approach to the Film Room from the Indy Eleven game. Instead of one specific play, I’ll look at Ropapa Mensah’s performance in his first league start and longest regular-season appearance of the year. The goal: Answer a specific (and common) question. Why doesn’t Ropapa Mensah play more? I want to note ahead of time that this … Continue reading From the film room: Ropapa’s room for improvement

A final look at the NYCFC loss and finding some offense

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

Pitch Points plays in Germany

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

Pitch points: With plans! Maybe!

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!

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