USL power ratings: May 20, 2019 – Return of the Pure Power!

Welcome to the USL power ratings! Herein, I’ll give weekly updates on the Eastern and Western Conference with a projected final table. Making its 2019 debut this week: Pure Power, which is an attempt to measure team quality rather than reflect what current form says the final table will look like. Don’t forget to follow the site on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the content … Continue reading USL power ratings: May 20, 2019 – Return of the Pure Power!

From the film room: Set piece goal dooms NSC against Tampa Bay Rowdies

Hey, there were two USL games within four days of each other, so I didn’t get to wrap up the loss to Tampa Bay. This will not be fun, but here’s a look at the Rowdies’ set piece goal Wednesday. The situation Nashville SC has had the majority of play through most of the first half, but its best chance, a header by Kharlton Belmar, … Continue reading From the film room: Set piece goal dooms NSC against Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Tampa Bay Rowdies

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine the Opta data for insights about how and why Nashville SC’s most recent game turned out the way it did. Today, a 0-1 disappointment in First Tennessee Park. Get the lead, hit the bunker Tampa Bay has given up four goals this year (in 10 games! That’s incredible). Only one of those has come after they’ve already taken a … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 0-1 Tampa Bay Rowdies

Boys in Gold still lacking sparkle in loss to Tampa Bay

Photo from file. Don’t forget to vote in the player ratings, and see other coverage from the game here. NASHVILLE – Things are not super-fun in Nashville right now. A Nashville SC team that entered 2019 as one of the favorites to hoist the USL Championship Cup is on a poor run of form. The Boys in Gold dropped a home contest for a second time … Continue reading Boys in Gold still lacking sparkle in loss to Tampa Bay

Transcript and video: Gary Smith, Bolu Akinyode, and Bradley Bourgeois address the media after a home loss to Tampa Bay

After a disappointing result in First Tennessee Park, Gary Smith and two of his players address the media. Watch or read what they had to say here. Head coach Gary Smith (On his thoughts on the game) “Disappointed. There’s lots of emotions coming back and playing at home after such a long stretch away. I think one of the main ingredients that we’d all spoken … Continue reading Transcript and video: Gary Smith, Bolu Akinyode, and Bradley Bourgeois address the media after a home loss to Tampa Bay