By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Apr 29, 2022) US Soccer Players - With apologies to Albert King and Tennessee's other music mecca, Nashville SC was born under a bad sign. Unlike the protagonist of King's famous blues song, Major League Soccer's 26th franchise didn't let a bad start keep it down. Despite entering the top division of soccer in North America during one of the most trying seasons in . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 18, 2022) US Soccer Players - Opening a long list of soccer-specific stadiums is one of Major League Soccer's greatest achievements. Control of the schedule depends on control of venues, making MLS teams the primary tenant. The league's latest stadium arrives on May 1 when Nashville SC opens up a 30,000-seat stadium located on the city's fairgrounds. Named . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Mar 4, 2022) US Soccer Players - Nashville SC's honeymoon period is most decidedly over. The good news is that the 2020 MLS expansion entry hardly needed one at all. At the start of season three, Nashville can be rightly called a contender. There's no doubting Nashville's status as they move from the Eastern to the Western Conference. Now, the club carries . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Jan 31, 2022) US Soccer Players – With Charlotte FC joining MLS for its debut season, the total number of teams in the league is now at 28. That creates an even split between the conferences. With Charlotte joining the Eastern Conference, Nashville SC moves back to the Western Conference. That type of realignment is not out of the ordinary in MLS during the . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Sep 15, 2021) US Soccer Players - If we're being honest, MLS is a league full of dark horses. You know that old sports cliche, the one meant to describe an underrated team that everyone knows is competent, but no one is sure can win. The history of the phrase "dark horse" goes back to the early height of horse racing in Britain, when horse bettors knew little about . . .
By J Hutcherson (Aug 31, 2021) US Soccer Players - We're at the point of the 2021 Major League Soccer season where it should be easier to separate the top clubs from the rest. Going into round 23 of the schedule, New England has a 14-point lead at the top of the Eastern Conference table. It's Orlando City and Nashville tied on points behind them, both on 35 points and with Orlando holding the . . .
By Clemente Lisi – NEW YORK, NY (Aug 17, 2020) US Soccer Players – The MLS regular season officially returned with two teams we hadn't seen play since March, FC Dallas and Nashville SC. Major League Soccer dropped both teams from the MLS is Back Tournament after players tested positive for the coronavirus. Missing out on the three group stage games that also counted in the league standings, they . . .
By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Aug 5, 2020) US Soccer Players - While the rest of Major League Soccer played its way through an impromptu and unprecedented tournament in Orlando, two clubs watched from home. Now that MLS Is Back is down to the final four teams and will wrap up with a championship game next week, those two clubs, FC Dallas and Nashville SC, can move on from "what if" to what . . .
By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Feb 21, 2020) US Soccer Players - Lawsuits, flea markets, asbestos, backroom deals, government double-crosses, a coveted racetrack, and even a mayor's extramarital affair. All that might sound like plot elements for the bygone TV soap "Nashville." It's actually just a snippet of the drama with the Music City's professional soccer club in its quest for a . . .
Friday's soccer news starts with the swift conclusion for what could've overshadowed Nashville SC's MLS debut. The expansion team's stadium plan will go ahead almost as planned. Nashville SC has accepted mayor John Cooper's administration wanting a change in the footprint of the venue and private funding for construction. The negotiations over those changes came to a head in recent weeks, with the . . .