Nashville SC announces full 2020 preseason schedule

From Club release: Nashville SC will head to Bradenton and Tampa, Florida for the club’s first MLS preseason NASHVILLE (Jan. 14, 2020) – Nashville SC announced today its full 2020 preseason schedule, as the club prepares for its inaugural season in Major League Soccer. The club will participate in six preseason matches in Florida before their MLS debut against Atlanta United at Nissan Stadium on Feb. 29, … Continue reading Nashville SC announces full 2020 preseason schedule

Pitch Points was a nice number of days from kickoff

Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up the latest links of interest in the world of Nashville SC, US Soccer, analytics, and more. If you come across something you’d like me to share, e-mail, social media, or the comments here are the ways to bring it to my attention. Be still my heart. When the social media strategy is on point: See y’all back … Continue reading Pitch Points was a nice number of days from kickoff

Breaking down Nashville SC’s 2020 schedule

Now that we know the 2020 Nashville SC schedule, let’s break it down just a bit. We already knew that the Western Conference was the (slightly) stronger of the two last year, though more broadly distributed with LAFC far above the pack, most of the rest of the teams bunched in the middle, and a couple stragglers at the back. Across the Mississippi (A phrase … Continue reading Breaking down Nashville SC’s 2020 schedule

Nashville SC 2020 Major League Soccer Schedule

It’s finally here. We’ve long known that Nashville SC would open its inaugural MLS season in Nissan Stadium against Atlanta United, and more recently confirmed the initial reports that the team would play in the Western Conference. Now, we have the whole thing. Behold, Nashville Soccer Club’s 2020 schedule, per ESPN’s page: 2/29 Atlanta United FC 8:00 PM 3/8 @ Portland Timbers 7:00 PM 3/14 … Continue reading Nashville SC 2020 Major League Soccer Schedule

Dreaming up ideal Nashville SC preseason friendlies

Definitely hoping to play on this rocky outcrop again. Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country With Nashville SC’s inaugural MLS season under three months away, let’s shift our focus to what happens before that: preseason friendlies. Nashville SC played six of them last year, and seven in 2018 (they added Chattanooga FC and Lipscomb University contests to that group). That’s pretty typical of an MLS team’s preseason … Continue reading Dreaming up ideal Nashville SC preseason friendlies

Nashville SC will play in the West: What does it mean?

Earlier today, Major League Soccer (finally) made it official: Nashville SC will play at least its first year in the league as a member of the Western Conference. That’s been basically understood for months now, but the official confirmation – and confirmation of no changes to that plan – is refreshing, and gives us a better idea of what the 2020* schedule will look like. … Continue reading Nashville SC will play in the West: What does it mean?