In 2013: Nashville SC is founded as Nashville Football Club, a fourth-division team that plays in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The club is owned by its supporters, who vote on the club’s name, crest, and colors, featuring a blue and gold color scheme and a guitar pick symbol1. The club plays its home games at various venues in ...
In 2017: Nashville SC plays its inaugural season in the USL, joining the Eastern Conference. The club plays its home games at First Tennessee Park, a minor league baseball venue shared with the Nashville Sounds. The club’s first game is a 0–0 draw with Pittsburgh Riverhounds on March 24, 2018. The club’s first win is a 1–0 victory over Bethlehem ...
Nashville SC’s inaugural MLS match was February 29, 2020, with the club hosting Atlanta United FC at Nissan Stadium. The game was played in front of 59,069 fans, becoming the highest attended soccer event in Tennessee history. Walker Zimmerman scored the first goal in the team’s MLS history but they ultimately lost the match 2-1. However, their inaugural season came ...
Walker Zimmerman: The 30-year-old defender is the club’s captain and leader, having joined from Los Angeles FC in 2020. He has started 54 games and scored five goals for the club, winning the MLS Defender of the Year award twice and the MLS Best XI award four times. He is also a U.S. international who played in the 2019 CONCACAF ...
In 2021: Nashville SC finishes third in the Eastern Conference and qualifies for the playoffs again. The club also participates in the U.S. Open Cup, reaching the quarterfinals before losing to New York Red Bulls 2–1. The club also signs several talented players, such as Rodrigo Piñeiro, a Uruguayan winger who joined from Danubio; CJ Sapong, a veteran striker who ...
History of the Nashville SC
Nashville SC is a professional soccer team based in Nashville, Tennessee, that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). The club was founded in 2018 and began play during the 2020 season. It is the first major league sports franchise based out of Nashville since 1997 when the National Hockey League's Predators arrived. Since then, soccer has become increasingly popular throughout Tennessee and across the United States as a whole.
The inaugural season for Nashville SC saw them finish sixth place overall with an 11-7-6 record, qualifying for their first-ever MLS Cup Playoffs appearance, where they were eliminated by eventual runner-up Columbus Crew SC 4-1 on the aggregate scoreline. Despite not making it past round one of playoffs, this was still seen as a massive success for a new team competing against some of North America’s most established clubs like LA Galaxy or Atlanta United FC, who have been around much longer than them.
In the future into 2021, fans can expect big things from this ambitious young side under head coach Gary Smith who led Colorado Rapids to victory at MLS Cup 2010 just eleven years ago; he will be looking to replicate his previous successes here at Nashville while also bringing through some exciting young talent that may even make its way onto international rosters down the line! With plenty more games ahead, there’s no better time to get behind your local club and show your support - Go Music City!
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2020 – Present / Major League Soccer
2020 – Present / Nashville SC
Nashville SC – Nashville SC is the newest Major League Soccer team to join the ranks of professional soccer in America, and they recently announced their official nickname: Nashville SC. But where did this name come from?
The origins of Nashville SC’s nickname can be traced back to Music City. The “SC” stands for Soccer Club as a nod to Nashville's rich musical history and deep connection with country music. It also serves as an homage to the city’s beloved minor league baseball team – the Sounds – who have been playing since 1978 under that same moniker.
In addition to having strong ties with local sports teams and culture, “Nashville SC" was chosen because it resonates well with locals and visitors alike; after all, there are few cities in America more closely associated with music than Music City USA! Furthermore, many people outside of Tennessee may not know that "Sc" is shorthand for "Soccer Club." This makes it easy for fans around the globe who may not be familiar with our city or our club's roots to understand what we stand for when they see us on TV or read about us online - which will hopefully help spread awareness about our new MLS franchise even further!
Ultimately, no matter how you look at it, naming ourselves 'Nashville Sc' was a perfect way to honor both local traditions while ensuring everyone knew precisely what kind of organization we were representing. We couldn't think up a better name if we tried!
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2020 – Present / Nissan Stadium
2017 - Present / John Ingram, Mark Wilf, Zygi Wilf, Leonard Wilf
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