Nashville SC experiences no joy in what could have been offensive breakout game

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Nashville SC took 26 shots against Charleston Battery Wednesday evening. 17 of them came from inside the box, including a number of golden opportunities. For their efforts, the Boys in Gold managed to find all of one goal, and ultimately fell in a penalty-kick shootout to the Charleston Battery in the third round of the US Open Cup. A masterclass in finishing, it … Continue reading Nashville SC experiences no joy in what could have been offensive breakout game

Postgame presser and transcript: Nashville SC 1(0)-1(3) Charleston Battery

Nashville SC fell to Charleston Battery on penalty kicks Wednesday evening. NSC head coach Gary Smith and players Matt LaGrassa and Kharlton Belmar met with the media afterwards. Watch and read what they had to say here. Stay tuned at the end for a bonus with Battery head coach Mike Anhaeuser. Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith “It unfolded and turned out almost exactly how … Continue reading Postgame presser and transcript: Nashville SC 1(0)-1(3) Charleston Battery

Nashville SC crashes out of US Open Cup on penalties

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Nashville SC pressured Charleston Battery’s goal time and again in the teams’ third-round US Open Cup matchup, but the Boys in Gold could solve keeper Philip Breno only once. Kharlton Belmar’s tally in the 72nd minute helped knot the score and take things to extra time – and then to penalties – but NSC continued its struggles finding the back of the net … Continue reading Nashville SC crashes out of US Open Cup on penalties

Halftime reset: Nashville SC 0-1 Charleston Battery, US Open Cup third round

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Nashville SC controlled the run of play, with 61.7% of possession and a 10-4 shot advantage, but Charleston Battery made the most of its opportunities in the first half of third-round US Open Cup play. Soccer is a game of moments, and the Battery found theirs. Striker Nicque Daley got the visitors on board from a counter-attack sprung by wingback Romario Piggott. Daley’s … Continue reading Halftime reset: Nashville SC 0-1 Charleston Battery, US Open Cup third round

Nashville SC US Open Cup preview 2019: Charleston Battery

It’s Round Three time, folks. Nashville SC had a tough battle from USL2 side South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 in its second-round debut. Can they exorcise demons of a couple different forms in Murfreesboro tonight? The essentials Opponent: Charleston Battery (4-2-5 USL) • Defeated Greenville Triumph (USL1) in Open Cup second round. Time, Location: Wednesday, May 29 7:30 p.m. CDT  • Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium, … Continue reading Nashville SC US Open Cup preview 2019: Charleston Battery

Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Derrick Jones, and Alan Winn post-Tormenta FC 2

Nashville SC began its US Open Cup run last night with a win over USL League Two side South Georgia Tormenta FC 2. What did head coach Gary Smith and his players think of the battle? Watch or read here. Coach Gary Smith “Always pleased to advance in the Cup. It’s completely different to league play. You’ve got to get yourself in the winning column … Continue reading Postgame presser: Gary Smith, Derrick Jones, and Alan Winn post-Tormenta FC 2