Bye week reset: Early season in the books

Nashville SC has only played three games to date, but with the first free weekend of the year in the books, let’s take a look at some of the things we’ve learned so far in the USL. Nashville has had it tough Most probably didn’t expect it when perusing the early-season schedule before the first kick, but NSC has played the toughest schedule in USL … Continue reading Bye week reset: Early season in the books

The Wrap: Nashville SC 0-1 Saint Louis FC

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from last week’s Nashville SC game. Local content In-game updates and Game story: Nashville SC held plenty of the ball against Saint Louis FC – the Boys in Gold had 63.9% possession – but couldn’t find that special moment, whereas Saint Louis FC managed to cash in on a late set piece to take down the … Continue reading The Wrap: Nashville SC 0-1 Saint Louis FC

From the film room: A new way to find a look at goal

One of Nashville SC’s issues in 2018 was a lack of scoring, and some of that centered around a struggle to create high-value scoring opportunities. While NSC didn’t do much to inspire confidence by way of actually putting the ball into the net Saturday evening, they did generate looks against a very tough Saint Louis FC defense, and their best look at goal came with a … Continue reading From the film room: A new way to find a look at goal

From the film room: Saint Louis breaks the deadlock

I don’t typically write up film room stories on a set piece opportunity unless there’s something particularly interesting to note from them. However, thanks to a couple fairly forthcoming answers on the topic at the postgame press conference, it’s worth at least a look to see how Saint Louis FC scored the game-winner against Nashville SC. The situation Nashville SC has juuuuust missed going into … Continue reading From the film room: Saint Louis breaks the deadlock

The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Saint Louis FC

How did Saturday night’s disappointing loss to Saint Louis FC come about? Herein I mine the Opta data for some answers and insights. Unleash Lancaster Nashville SC made two massive signings this offseason from a goal-scoring perspective. Indeed, both strikers – Cameron Lancaster, the league’s single-season goal record-holder, and Daniel Ríos, who was second to Lancaster in regular-season scoring last year – got on board … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Saint Louis FC

Nashville SC still learning tough lessons after first loss of 2019

Matt LaGrassa’s header forced a bigtime save of Jake Fenlason – and the Saint Louis keeper delivered. Nashville SC made a number of high-profile signings this offseason – and the quality of play has looked improved, accordingly – but not enough to score against a stout Saint Louis FC defense last night. In a high-variance, low-scoring game like soccer, not taking advantage of opportunities can … Continue reading Nashville SC still learning tough lessons after first loss of 2019