The 2021 MLS season has had its fair share of big-name breakouts, compelling coaching styles, and high-profile, high-scoring matches. But none of these three superlatives make people think of Nashville SC, but should they?
Inter Miami handed Nashville its second loss of the MLS season last Sunday. The winning goal came in the 90+5′, highlighting some of the defensive struggles without the likes of Walker Zimmerman and Alistair Johnston.
Colorado Rapids add a forward from Nashville SC Earlier this week, the Colorado Rapids acquired Mark-Anthony Kaye to help solidify their midfield. Now on Thursday, they made a move for Dominique Badji, getting the forward in a trade with Nashville SC.
As one of two remaining unbeaten teams — the other being first-place Seattle — Nashville have a high ceiling of potential. The team seems to find a way to grind out a draw when they are getting played off the field, but the alternative is also true.
A second team has now been bounced from the MLS Is Back Tournament, but not because of losing games. According to Paul Tenorio of TheAthletic.com, Nashville SC are out of the tournament, joining Dallas on the sidelines because of an excess of COVID-19 cases.