The Backline Supporters Collective debuts as Nashville SC supporters section brand

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC’s supporters group announced The Backline as the umbrella supporter group organization for the upcoming Major League Soccer season this Saturday.

From The Backline’s website (

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“The Backline Supporters Collective is a group of Nashville’s loudest and proudest fans working together to provide the preeminent gameday environment in Major League Soccer. Made up of members from all supporters groups, and fans from all walks of life, The Backline comes together each gameday to coordinate a social and inclusive pre-game atmosphere for all supporters, orchestrate a rowdy and raucous environment in the supporters’ end of the stadium to propel Nashville SC to victory, and facilitate travel to away matches to take our show on the road. If this is something that resonates with you, join us in The Backline.”

“The formation of The Backline Supporters Collective represents a concerted effort from each of the existing supporters groups, along with a number of independent supporters, to create a more unified and cohesive gameday environment in the supporters’ end of the stadium,” said Daniel Ryan, spokesperson for The Backline. “We came together around that idea that in order to create a significant home-field advantage and amplify our impact as supporters, we must work collaboratively across our existing groups. The physical manifestations of this work will be all-supporters tailgates, visual displays in the supporters’ end, and coordinated travel to select away games. However, the culture of camaraderie and collaboration in support of Nashville SC across the city at-large will be our lasting legacy.”

The move brings together The Roadies, The Assembly, Eastern Front, Music City Supporters, and the Music City Heaters. The supporters groups will still operate independently, but will come together on match days to collaborate on things like tailgates, tifos, and the in-match environment.

Follow the Backline @TheBacklineSC and look for their tifo in the supporters section at tonight’s match. Nashville SC take on North Carolina FC tonight, October 12, at 7:00 at Nissan Stadium.

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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