Player Ratings: Louisville City vs Nashville SC

Nashville SC lost on the road to Louisville City this weekend. Below are our collective evaluations of each individual performance.


Guidelines:

  • A rating of 6 denotes and average performance. Each player starts out with a 6 and their performance either adds or subtracts from that rating.

  • Scores are determined after rewatching the match and looking at the stats, and are the averaged total of each Speedway member's ratings.

  • Players must have been on the pitch for at least 10 minutes to receive a score. Players who come on later than the 80th minute are ineligible for a rating.


Connor Sparrow - 6.5: Nothing he could have done on the winner, but could have come out sooner on Paco Craig's opener. Made some great saves in the first half.


Darnell King - 6.5: Moved into a wingback role, but couldn't get involved in the attack on Louisville's pitch. Caught out of position on the winner.


Bradley Bourgeois - 6.5: Had some good moments, but was uncharacteristically poor in possession and out of position on the winner.


Liam Doyle - 7.5: The best of the back three. Good on the ball and cut out a few dangerous attacks. Not at fault for either goal.


Justin Davis - 5.0: Poor in possession and caught flat footed as Hoppenot ran by him to score the winner.


Taylor Washington - 7.0: A bright spot offensively, especially in the first half.


Michael Reed © - 6.5: Moved the ball well, but didn't offer enough in possession. Came off injured at halftime and be out for a while.


Matt LaGrassa - 6.5: Played farther forward than usual, and had trouble getting into the right positions. Didn't have much space to work with, and came off injured after landing awkwardly. Looks to be out for a while.


Bolu Akinyode - 7.0: As usual, held the ball well. Needed to be more aggressive with his passing to break Louisville down, but was strong defensively and limited their chances.


Cameron Lancaster - 6.5: Came off injured after 29 minutes, but set up Ríos's goal nicely with a great first-time pass. Hopefully he'll be back soon - he's had an awful time with injuries this season.


Daniel Ríos - 8.0: Scored with his only shot of the match, and found chances hard to come by, but his hold up play was sublime, despite playing injured for most of the match.


SUBS:


Ropapa Mensah - 6.5: Replaced Lancaster early in the match, and ran hard, but couldn't find an end product.


Kharlton Belmar - 6.0: A bit surprising to see him replace Reed at halftime, and couldn't wasn't able to influence the game.


Lebo Moloto - 6.5: Came on for LaGrassa late in the match, and looked lively. A bit surprising he wasn't introduced earlier on the narrow pitch.


MANAGER:


Gary Smith - 6.5: Sent out a team that looked strong in the first half, and he was really unfortunate to see four players go down injured. Still, his substitutions were a bit puzzling, especially his decision to bring Belmar in on a narrow pitch, and his hesitancy to bring in Moloto. With several injuries to deal with, he has his work cut out for him.

Here's how we've rated Nashville SC's players over the course of the season



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