As Nashville Soccer Club rebounds from its season-opening 2-0 loss at Louisville City FC, its coach is optimistic about the squad’s continued development.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nashville SC opened its USL era with a 2-0 defeat at defending USL Cup champion Louisville City FC Saturday.
Second-half goals by Louisville’s Luke Spencer and Niall McCabe were enough for the Bourbon Boys to fend off Nashville and spoil the team’s inaugural league match, which Lou City dominated in the second half after a tight first stanza.
630 minutes. 7 matches. 12 goals. Thousands of soggy fans.
Nashville’s 2018 preseason was an undeniable success.
Now, it’s finally over.
The Boys in Gold make their USL debut Saturday against the defending league champions, fourth-year Louisville City FC, at Louisville Slugger Field. Before you read further, check out our match preview so you’re fully up to speed on the showdown. Also, read why this match will be such a challenge for Nashville’s still-jelling squad.
Then, read below for our fearless predictions of what we’ll witness in Nashville’s first-ever league match!
If Louisville City’s 2017 campaign is any indication, history could turn into misery for Nashville SC if the Boys in Gold don’t come to play Saturday.
The trip to Bourbontown is historic for the Boys in Gold: It’s their first-ever USL match. Another reason for excitement: a preseason campaign that saw Nashville lose just once, posting a 3-1-3 record and earning results against two MLS squads.
Editor’s Note: This story was originally published on Jan. 15 and has been updated with new information from the preseason.
Nashville SC’s initiation in to the USL will start with a trial by fire when the team kicks off the 2018 regular season on the road against defending USL Cup champions Louisville City FC.
With three wins, three draws and one loss, Nashville SC’s first USL preseason is in the history books. It’s a solid showing for a group of players who’ve only been together for a little more than a month.