Player Ratings: Nashville SC vs. Loudoun United

Nashville SC saw itself reach the top of USL Eastern Conference standings for the first time in club history with a 2-0 away victory against Loudoun United.


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.








Matt Pickens - 7.3: Another quiet night for Pickens for the most part, recording only two saves. He won't complain en route to his third consecutive clean sheet.


Darnell King - 7: King continues to be a mainstay in Nashville's lineup down the stretch after not seeing much action early in the season. Co-leading the side in tackles with 6, He'll continue to be there if he continues to perform well.


Jimmy Ockford - 7.5: Not Ockford's best match in regards to distribution (70% passing) by his standards, but he still kept Loudoun's offense in check.


Ken Tribbett - 7.3: Tribbett was called back into a centerback spot for this contest. His versatility is becoming a real asset for Nashville.


Justin Davis - 8: Davis has been heavily leaned upon down the latter stretch of the season, and it's paying dividends. His set pieces, defensive positioning, and experience will be needed as Nashville makes it's playoff push.


Taylor Washington - 7.6: Washington put in a strong effort on the flanks with four tackles. He'll be another veteran player Nashville will need to look to down the stretch.


Bolu Akinyode - 8.2: This might have been the first game match in quite some time that Akinyode did not lead the team in passing accuracy. Regardless, he still was a wall to get around in the midfield, registering six tackles.


Matt LaGrassa - 6.6: LaGrassa conceded three fouls on the night, and didn't contribute much going forward. Better days are ahead for him, one would think.


Ropapa Mensah - 8.7 : By far Nashville's most dangerous player on the attack, Mensah made the most of his limited touches (30) to provide a goal and an assist, picking up Nashville SC Man of the Match honors as voted by the fans.


Lebo Moloto - 7: Moloto was just a fraction off leading the starting 11 in passing accuracy with 85.3%. An encouraging sign if he can be the distributor Smith expects him to be.


Daniel Rios - 8.3: Rios appears to be back in goal-scoring form after his tap-in goal from Ropapa, and also led the team in shots with seven.


SUBS


Alan Winn - 7.2: Winn created one chance and completed 93% of his passes in 20 minutes of action.


Tucker Hume - 6.7: Hume comes off the bench for the fifth consecutive match to provide cover for the strikers. Although he didn't contribute much, Smith still trusts him enough to create chances on aerial balls late.


Derrick Jones - 6.7: Didn't do much, but still put in a strong shift after returning from injury. He could be vital in the midfield moving forward in the end of the season and playoffs when fully healthy.


MANAGER


Gary Smith - 7.5: A solid outing from a tactical perspective, as Smith's 5-4-1 formation kept the Loudoun oppostion honest, while also allowing looking promising in attack moving forward. Don't be surprised if we see a similar lineup again soon.

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