It’s the end of the world! No, not that bad, but the season for Nashville SC has hit rock bottom. Alan Winn missed a PK in the 82′ with the match still scoreless. The next 10 minutes included conceding two stoppage time goals, one red card for London Woodberry and lots of questions. Oh, did I mention Michael Reed and Bradley Bourgeois picked up knocks that may leave in them in doubt for the match Wednesday. The club has now played 276 minutes without a goal. If you’ve been gone for the entire month of July, no worries you haven’t missed a Nashville SC goal. As soon as Ropapa Mensah didn’t make the trip to Canada and Lebo Moloto wasn’t in the lineup you knew Nashville would struggle to provide any attack in the final third. On the plus side the team still sits in a playoff spot with a favorable schedule to close out the season. But that is just fooling ourselves if the team doesn’t start to score more goals. If you didn’t know Nashville SC is last in the Eastern Conference in goals. Best words to describe style of play under Gary Smith are defensive, organized, boring and dull. The team only has one player skilled enough to break down a defense with any consistency. I’ve always said winning trumps everything, but this style of play was not well thought out for a club trying to bring in new fans. The Music City can only hope it is a style the team doesn’t take to MLS.
Nashville has lost four of its last six matches since the 11-game unbeaten streak ended in June. The club has a good opportunity to get well Wednesday July 25th when they take on Atlanta United 2 who sit next to last in the Eastern Conference table.