Player Ratings: Nashville SC vs Charlotte Independence

Nashville SC drew Charlotte Independence 1-1 on Saturday. 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 - 7.0: Had a pretty quiet night. Only had to make one save, and had absolutely no chance on Oduro's goal.


Kosuke Kimura - 7.0: Doesn't push forward as much as whoever's playing left back. Locked things down well on the right and completed 85% of his passes. Probably lucky not to be called for a penalty kick late in the second half.


Ken Tribbett - 7.5: Solid defensively and made a crucial goal line clearance in stoppage time to preserve the draw.


Liam Doyle - 6.0: Put in a tough spot on Oduro's goal, but probably should have tried to make a tackle earlier. Had some good passes over the top.


Justin Davis - 7.0: Created 5 chances, the most on the team. However, a lot of his service should have been better.


Matt LaGrassa - 8.0: Completed 94% of his passes and pitched in with five tackles. Got forward well and played some good balls into the box.


Michael Reed © - 7.0: Completed 95% of his passes and covered plenty of ground.


Kharlton Belmar - 7.0: A quieter night than usual. Had some good 1v1 moments, but his service into the box was poor.


Lebo Moloto - 8.0: Linked play well and had a pretty free role. Got his first goal of the season, despite being offside.


Alan Winn - 7.5: Had a great first half, causing defender Hassan Ndam all kinds of problems. Faded in the second half and replaced by Mensah in the 61st minute.


Daniel Ríos - 7.0: Held the ball up well and had a couple dangerous moments in the box. Largely devoid of service in the second half.


SUBS:


Ropapa Mensah - 6.5: Replaced Winn in the 61st minute. Brought a lot of energy but drifted inside too much and didn't give Nashville the width they needed.


Darnell King - 6.0: Replaced Belmar in the 78th minute to bring more attacking energy, and had no impact. Playing in a right winger role, he only touched the ball seven times and didn't put in a single cross.


Tucker Hume - N/A: Despite chasing a goal since the 23rd minute, Hume was only given five in which to make an impact. Touched the ball once in Charlotte's box.


MANAGER:


Gary Smith - 6.0: His team started the match brightly and responded well after going down, but completely faded in the second half, and Smith had no real answers. His substitutions made sense on paper, but didn't work out on the field. While his team attempted 29 crosses, he waited until the 85th minute to bring on 6'5" target man Tucker Hume, leaving him little time to make an impact. The second half fade could well be a result of tiredness (it was their 5th match in 15 days), but the lack of solutions was worrying.


After 11 matches, here's how Nashville SC's squad has performed. Agree or disagree with our assessment? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.

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