Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Liam Doyle, Taylor Washington after loss to Saint Louis FC

Nashville SC didn’t achieve the desired result against Saint Louis FC last night. Here’s what the gaffer and two of his defenders had to say after the contest. Comments courtesy Nashville SC media relations. Gary Smith “Of course, bitterly disappointed. I think any defeat at home would put us in a very similar mindset. I actually thought the first half, they looked more threatening without really … Continue reading Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Liam Doyle, Taylor Washington after loss to Saint Louis FC

Nashville SC announces returning players

From Club release: NASHVILLE (November 14, 2018) – The majority of the main contributors of Nashville Soccer Club’s successful inaugural season that finished in a USL Cup Playoff appearance this season will be back for 2019, pending USL and federation approval. Each of Nashville’s 12 highest minutes-played contributors will be back next year, including all four primary defenders and starting keeper on the league’s second-best defense. … Continue reading Nashville SC announces returning players

The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

We’ve reached the end of the USL season – though Nashville’s been done for nearly a month – so let’s continue wrapping things up by a graphical representation of the players’ 2018 performances. A few notes here: Field players only. I’ll consider doing something for keepers in the future, but it doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that makes sense without broader comparisons. I … Continue reading The graphical: Nashville SC 2018 player radars

The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Ottawa Fury

Welcome (back) to The Graphical, in which I mine the Opta data for insights as to how Nashville SC’s most recent result came about.  Your shift is on my team sheet This was the second game in a row where Nashville reverted back to the 3-5-2 that they’d started the year playing. While they announced a 4-4-2 lineup, check out these average positions: That’s Liam Doyle … Continue reading The Graphical: Nashville SC 2-0 Ottawa Fury

From the Film Room: Lebo Golazo, round two

You may recall the original Lebo Golazo from the friendly match against Orlando City. Nashville SC had its way with Penn FC Saturday evening, whether playing a direct style of ball or working it through the middle in the possession game. After a simple “cross, finish” goal to open the scoring in the first half, things were quite a bit more tiki-taka for the second. … Continue reading From the Film Room: Lebo Golazo, round two

Nashville earns road draw against Charleston, will regret not taking all three points

Nashville struck early on the road Saturday evening – defender Liam Doyle blasted a shot into the bottom-right corner of the net after Lebo Moloto laid off a free kick – but Charleston Battery was able to respond early in the second half to level the score. While Nashville would have chances, neither team would find the game-winner (at least a game-winner that counted) and … Continue reading Nashville earns road draw against Charleston, will regret not taking all three points

Breakdown and player ratings: Penn FC 0-0 Nashville SC

Apologies for the delay on this. Full disclosure: it was a super-nice weekend so I just decided to do other things, with a loooong gap between games. Remember, you can play a part in these posts by anonymously voting in the postgame community player ratings each week. Those numbers are on a traditional 1-10 scale, my ratings are not.  Tactics and formation Nashville was in a … Continue reading Breakdown and player ratings: Penn FC 0-0 Nashville SC