Three things on my mind

I’m tired of waiting for my colleague Davey Shepherd to…

The Battle of the Backline: Olympic games and head shavings

Of the many aspects of soccer culture that do not…

Soccer: It’s always been ours

If we are shaped by our history – and we…

Lessons from the NASL

In Simon Critchley’s What We Think About When We Think…

The cleanse before the game

The tailgate before the game. It’s not just for soccer, I…

The Nashville homegrown player pathway

A few years back, I was interviewing Nashville SC General…

Revisiting the Backline

Sometimes it’s useful to retrace one’s steps to discover what…

Club or country?

Particular conversations in the soccer community are cyclical.  And one…

The rise of the Tartan Terrors

While claiming an “international fanbase” may be (a bit) too…

Turning a corner

For my money, we’ve turned a proverbial corner. And much, much…

Thoughts on rituals through cheese rolls

Last weekend, I was watching the Netflix series, “We are…

Finding ourselves in Moses

Those who have not lived in Nashville for a long…

Rehashing by three

Three matters on my mind this week (also, three things…

Nashville SC stadium update: June 2021

Living in Wedgewood Houston, I daily watch the Nashville SC…

What they do for us

As always, human tragedy lends itself to reflection. And last…

Soccer and the anti-hero

I cannot recall the name of my first anti-hero in…

The context of Nashville’s undefeated record

The feelings that surround an undefeated record in soccer—especially after…

Pondering MLS tribalism

Two seasons ago, as a neutral, I was outside of…

Nashville, soccer and public argument

Of the many aspects of Nashville that I love, one…

In the eyes of a first timer

Sometimes it helps to get an outsider’s perspective. Especially when…

Nashville soccer dreams

Soccer just lends itself to dreams and aspirations, doesn’t it?…

Rainy Day Paul and the sound of the Backline

Any lingering doubts I had about the efficacy of supporter…

Nothing without fans

A recent tweet by Alexi Lalas casts derisive eyes at…

Hoping for a miracle with Soccer Moses

Like many of you, I was delighted when Soccer Moses…