Nashville SC: 3 ways they can easily secure a playoff spot

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2. Work with momentum

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Nashville are currently facing a nice uptick in form, and that comes from the adaptability of the squad. Of course, the structure Cadiz provides with help long-term, but the combination of Daniel Rios and Dominique Badji upfront has created enough to earn a string of results.

Gary Smith should continue to rotate and work with the squad to counter their opponents. Mixing the midfield around with McCarty, Anibal Godoy, and Alex Muyl will keep the style fresh, and the volatility that creates will help them earn results.

Of course, he should avoid benching McCarty and Muyl, but if he can stick in different options in front of McCarty, and behind Mukhtar, it could cause confusion for defenses.

Nashville also has their share of away games left, including ones at Kansas City and Orlando, so they need to establish a rhythm against these two that the squad can fall back on to make the playoffs. Smith needs to keep a backbone tactic, probably the 4-2-3-1 he favors, in order to have something to fall back on if the diverse midfield falters.