|Full name||Nashville Soccer Club|
|Founded||May 19, 2016|
|Stadium||First Tennessee Park|
|Head coach||Gary Smith|
|League||United Soccer League|
8th, Eastern Conference|
Playoffs: Conference quarterfinals
The club was announced on May 19, 2016. The ownership group consists of David Dill, president and chief operating officer of LifePoint Health; Christopher Redhage, co-founder of ProviderTrust, a health care software company, and former pro soccer player; and Marcus Whitney, president of Jumpstart Foundry, a health care innovation fund, and former chairman of Nashville FC, the city's existing amateur team.
The team acquired its team name, logo, and color scheme from the amateur Nashville FC, established in 2013, in exchange for a 1 percent equity stake in the USL team and a voting seat on its board. In September 2016, the USL team changed its name to Nashville Soccer Club, or Nashville SC.
On March 4, 2017, John Ingram, under the entity Nashville Holdings LLC, bought a majority stake in DMD Soccer, the ownership group of Nashville SC. Ingram also headed up the bid to bring a Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise to Nashville, and the partnership between Ingram and Nashville SC was seen as an effort to present a united front to MLS after Nashville was named one of ten finalist cities for four MLS franchises. On December 20, 2017, Nashville was selected as MLS' 24th franchise. The yet-to-be-named team will begin play in either 2019 or 2020. Ingram expects the MLS team to also bear the name Nashville SC, but a final decision has not been made.
Nashville SC competed in a preseason exhibition match against MLS' Atlanta United FC on February 10, 2018, in their first game. In the rain-soaked contest, Nashville was defeated by Atlanta, 3–1, in front of 9,059 spectators. Forward Ropapa Mensah, the youngest player on the Nashville squad, scored the first goal in franchise history in the 64th minute. Their first regular season game, a 2–0 loss, was played against Louisville City FC on March 17 at Louisville Slugger Field. The club's first regular season home game was played on March 24 against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Nissan Stadium. The game was attended by 18,922 people and ended in a scoreless tie. Nashville recorded its first win on March 31 against Bethlehem Steel FC. Forward Michael Cox scored on a penalty kick in the fifth minute to secure the 1–0 win.
The team plays primarily at First Tennessee Park. The stadium's primary tenant is the Nashville Sounds, a Triple-A Minor League Baseball club. It has fixed seating for 8,500 people, but can accommodate up to 10,000 with additional berm space and group areas. The team will also play the majority of their 2019 schedule at the park.
During the 2018 season, the team has played twice at Nissan Stadium.
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Nashville SC matches are broadcast locally on MYTV30 and nationwide on ESPN+. John Freeman is the play by play broadcaster. Color analysts have included former Vanderbilt Women's Soccer coach Ronnie Woodard, Eddie Carvacho, and local radio host, Braden Gall.
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Nashville SC's original organized supporter group is The Roadies. Established in February 2014 with the creation of Nashville FC, the city's NPSL amateur franchise with the club's transition from NPSL amateur to USL pro status and accompanying rebranding as NSC, The Roadies are similarly transitioning to maintain their support for "Our Town, Our Club". The group supports local charities including Oasis Center and Soccer for the Nations.
The Assembly supporter group was created in early 2017 and has a presence in the supporters section at games.
- As of September 2, 2018
- As of October 20, 2018
|Season||United Soccer League||Play-offs||US Open Cup||Top scorer||Head coach||Avg. attendance|
|2018||34||12||9||13||42||31||49||8th, Eastern||Conference quarterfinals||Fifth Round||United States Brandon Allen||10||England Gary Smith||9,561|
|Front office staff|
|Chief executive officer||Court Jeske|
|Vice president of ticketing and sponsorship||Michael Schetzel|
|Vice president of marketing and communications||James Cannon|
|General manager||Christopher Jones|
|Director of operations and supporter relations||Ron Deal|
|Senior director of administration||Lindsey Paola|
|Head coach||Gary Smith|
|Technical director||Mike Jacobs|
|Assistant coach||David Proctor|
|Team administrator and equipment manager||Jeff Robben|
|Video analysis coordinator||Bert Leonard|
Nashville SC U23
Nashville SC established Nashville SC U23, an under-23 team of the Premier Development League, in 2016. The club began play in 2017 in order to build a pool of players to feed into the USL club for 2018. Only one player, Martim Galvao, from the PDL team eventually made the USL roster of Nashville SC. Its home games were played at Vanderbilt University, on both the football and soccer fields. The club did not field a PDL side in the 2018 season.
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