USL power ratings: Oct. 7, 2019

Welcome to the USL power ratings! Don’t forget to follow the site on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the content on USL, US Soccer, and Nashville SC. Table Power This rating method combines points per game with the quality of opposition played (also measured in points per game). It’s blind to home/away splits as well as scoring margin. The goal is to project a final table … Continue reading USL power ratings: Oct. 7, 2019

USL power ratings: Sept. 30, 2019

Welcome to the USL power ratings! Don’t forget to follow the site on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for all the content on USL, US Soccer, and Nashville SC. Table Power This rating method combines points per game with the quality of opposition played (also measured in points per game). It’s blind to home/away splits as well as scoring margin. The goal is to project a final table … Continue reading USL power ratings: Sept. 30, 2019

The Wrap: Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-2 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Wrap, wherein I recap the content from last week’s Nashville SC game. The Boys in Gold won a Battle in the Bay or whatever ESPN-ified nickname you want to give it. Local content The game story: Winger Kharlton Belmar has been forthcoming about how disappointed he is with his statistical output over the course of this season. He’s been more productive lately, … Continue reading The Wrap: Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-2 Nashville SC

From the film room: Spill the shot, spoil the defense

Pun-oriented post title: status failure. Nashville SC earned a lead against Tampa Bay Rowdies shortly before halftime in St. Petersburg Saturday evening, but it didn’t take the Rowdies long to equalize. How’d it happen? The situation Nashville SC earned a go-ahead goal in the 44th minute after Lebo Moloto banged home the rebound on a Cameron Lancaster free kick. Their hosts came out of the … Continue reading From the film room: Spill the shot, spoil the defense

The Graphical: Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-2 Nashville SC

Welcome to The Graphical, wherein I mine Opta’s game data for some insights about Nashville SC’s recent games. Today, a major road win on Florida’s West Coast. Absorb pressure and pick your spots Nashville SC’s road strategy – particularly against top teams – often involves playing quite a bit more defensively, drawing the opponent out of their defensive structure, and hitting on the counter. You’ll … Continue reading The Graphical: Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-2 Nashville SC

Boys in Gold play the right notes to earn big road win

Nashville SC’s 2-1 victory on the road over Tampa Bay Rowdies didn’t come easy. A battle between two of the top three teams in the Eastern Conference was never going to be an easy one for either team. Through nearly the entire first half in Tampa Saturday evening, that was proven to be true. Nashville SC stood toe-to-toe with the Rowdies, but neither side could find the … Continue reading Boys in Gold play the right notes to earn big road win