1. Soccer in Nashville works
Entering the opening weekend, the biggest question facing Nashville SC was whether or not soccer would work in Nashville at all. Well, we have now our answer: It will.
Nashville brought the party that only Nashville could on Saturday night. From the opening Riff Ritual to the record-making (literally) goalscoring celebration, to the singing of their post-game team anthem, soccer in Nashville is here to stay. And if these newfound traditions weren’t convincing enough, then maybe the almost 60,000 fans in attendance is a more telling tale. If the product on the field can improve, the sky is the limit for the growth of the club and fanbase.
While Inter Miami may have grabbed all of the expansion news headlines this offseason, Nashville SC will not be overshadowed in 2020. The club has built a foundation for success in its roster and gameday experience, and if their final two DP slots are filled with more attacking power, Nashville will become a must-watch team in the years to come.
When will these signings arrive is the next question for Music City, but for now, it is clear: soccer in Nashville can be successful.