Pitch Points finds VisionQuests justified

Rounding up some of the relevant links around the world of Nashville SC and U.S. Soccer. As always, if you find something you’d like me to include in a Pitch Points, leave a comment here or drop me a line through the social channels. Development. Sacramento Republic is using USL Academy contracts as a way to inject some youth into their first-team roster without sacrificing … Continue reading Pitch Points finds VisionQuests justified

Boys in Gold crash out of US Open Cup in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Nashville SC didn’t necessarily come out flat in Lynn Stadium Wednesday evening – they fired 15 shots to the hosts’ 12 and controlled 55.2% of possession – but the quality in the final third just wasn’t there as they fell to Louisville City FC by a 2-1 score. Paco Craig scored for Louisville in the 24th minute, and Paolo DelPiccolo added another in … Continue reading Boys in Gold crash out of US Open Cup in Louisville

Preview: Nashville SC @ Louisville City FC 2018 – US Open Cup

Nashville SC has split its two games with Louisville City to date… but the home team took each one. Can the Boys in Gold break the streak and win in Derby City? The essentials Opponent: Louisville City FC Performance: 7-2-3 USL East, 17 GF, 10 GA, 2nd the conference. 1st in USL East Power Projection, 9th in USL power ratings. Fifth round US Open Cup, 9-2 GD … Continue reading Preview: Nashville SC @ Louisville City FC 2018 – US Open Cup

US Open Cup preview: Q&A with Danielle Lerner of the Louisville Courier-Journal

Nashville SC and Louisville City FC are no strangers: they’ve already played twice this season. What’s the latest with the Boys in Purple? I asked Danielle Lerner of the Louisville Courier-Journal for the update on LCFC. For Club and Country: Louisville has been really banged up this year. Are they taking US Open Cup games lightly to try to get guys healthy for USL play, or running … Continue reading US Open Cup preview: Q&A with Danielle Lerner of the Louisville Courier-Journal

Why Nashville SC didn’t apply to host the US Open Cup Round of 16 (and why the Louisville City game must be June 20)

Nashville SC is headed to Louisville. What is the answer to the two topics posed in the title? The Date The second question here is actually easier to answer, so let’s tackle it first. The “June 16-20 window” being thrown about online (including by LCFC) for the next US Open Cup match is not accurate. The date for all Open Cup matches is expected to be … Continue reading Why Nashville SC didn’t apply to host the US Open Cup Round of 16 (and why the Louisville City game must be June 20)

Nashville SC draws Louisville City FC in fifth round of US Open Cup

Hope you’re not busy June 20: Nashville SC will play its fifth-round match in the US Open Cup against Louisville City. Nashville did not apply to host the fifth-round match, and will travel to its USL rival. After last night’s victory over MLS side Colorado Rapids, NSC was drawn into a group with Atlanta United, Chicago Fire (both MLS teams) and fellow USL club Louisville … Continue reading Nashville SC draws Louisville City FC in fifth round of US Open Cup

Boys in Gold romp over MLS Colorado Rapids, advance in US Open Cup

NASHVILLE – Against one of the sides struggling most to put together a solid Major League Soccer season, perhaps one of the USL’s stronger side would be considered an upset special. Nashville SC proved this evening that that label is insulting – the better team, the one that should have been considered the favorite, won. Nashville created plenty of chances in the first half, but needed help … Continue reading Boys in Gold romp over MLS Colorado Rapids, advance in US Open Cup