Pitch Points is goin’ deep

Header image is the graphical representation of Sammy Kahsai’s likely goal of the week for Pittsburgh over the weekend. It’s pitch points. Herein I round up some of the links of most interest to fans of Nashville SC, MLS, the US National Teams, and the soccer world on the whole. If you have something you’d like me to include or consider for a future edition, … Continue reading Pitch Points is goin’ deep

Nashville SC provides stadium update, renderings

Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre provided a stadium update to the Nashville Sports Authority Board this morning, including several new renderings of the Major League Soccer stadium:   The key points from Ayre’s presentation include an updated expenditure (the ownership group will invest $50-70 million additional capital – unless the initial $225 million in bonds, it is not municipal financing that the group will pay … Continue reading Nashville SC provides stadium update, renderings

Nashville soccer stadium update: July 19, 2019

Hey, this again! Nashville’s soccer-specific stadium litigation drags on, with Save Our Fairgrounds intent on draining as much money from themselves and the citizens of Davidson County as possible. First, the newser from WSMV includes this headline and lede: “Save Our Fairgrounds” wins appeal, MLS stadium construction could be delayed NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – An appellate court judge has overturned a previous court ruling on issues … Continue reading Nashville soccer stadium update: July 19, 2019

Pitch Points has numbers to back up arguments

Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I make irregular roundups of links of interest to Nashville SC and US Soccer. If you don’t already follow the site on social channels, do so @ClubCountryUSA on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Big data, big money. DC United has promoted its stat guru to the position of Technical Director. Your miileage may vary in terms of how important analytics are to … Continue reading Pitch Points has numbers to back up arguments

Pitch Points talks about developing youths

Hey, it’s been a minute since we’ve had one of these. Welcome to Pitch Points, wherein I round up some links of interest to Nashville SC, US Soccer, and general soccer fans. If you’re not already following the site on socialchannels, please feel free to do so (and you can drop me any suggested links there). Academies. This article($) in The Athletic is a pretty interesting look … Continue reading Pitch Points talks about developing youths

Nashville SC stadium won’t be ready until 2022

Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre gave fans an update on the team’s website this mornming. The most notable tidbit from his letter is that the soccer-specific stadium won’t be ready for the beginning of the 2021 MLS season. Instead of moving in partway through that year, the club will delay its full occupation until 2022. Given the size, scope and challenges in building what will … Continue reading Nashville SC stadium won’t be ready until 2022

Legal hurdles in the rearview mirror, Nashville MLS stadium can forge ahead

Yesterday, the Tennessee State Fair Association withdrew its lawsuit against the metropolitan government of Nashville. The TSFA, which intended to halt or at least delay construction on the Fairgrounds site for Nashville MLS stadium, may re-file at a later date, but for the time being, litigation surrounding the battle to get a stadium built for Nashville SC’s MLS outfit is – finally – over. Of course, … Continue reading Legal hurdles in the rearview mirror, Nashville MLS stadium can forge ahead