A way to remember Tom Cahill

David Wangerin begins his 2011 history of US soccer, Distant…

A few thoughts about Jake Daniels

When Blackpool forward Jake Daniels came out as gay a…

Finding inspiration in the North American Soccer League

It’s nice to be reminded sometimes that when we (the…

The little yellow cauldron in the belly of the beast

There is something of a trick to expressing happiness behind…

The free soccer movement

Finally, Nashville SC fans, finally. Our dreams are just about to…

Soccer and suicide

Early this week, I was giving my final lecture in…

The referee: our psychic safety valve

Like nearly everyone, two of my favorite soccer poets have…

Lessons from the NASL

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

Five Nashville SC thoughts heading into the stretch

It’s the day after the Major League Soccer All Star…

The next MLS television deal can help grow the Nashville SC fanbase across Tennessee

“There’s gold in them thar hills.” While the phrase originates…

Care like we do

Even mediocre films can sometimes make one think. There is…

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…

Finding ourselves in Moses

Those who have not lived in Nashville for a long…

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…

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…

A real, organic rivalry

The word “rivalry” gets thrown around all the time in…

The Passion of a Pseudo Capo

When Stephen Robinson tells you that he loses sleep in…

The Philosophy Of Free Beer

Unless you hate beer (and even if you do), this…