Despite the global pandemic that wreaked havoc on Nashville Soccer Club‘s inaugural MLS season, it still came with a lot of firsts.
The team finished seventh in the MLS Eastern Conference and qualified for the play-in round of the 2020 MLS Cup Playoffs.
After the regular season resumed in late August, the MLS executed its full playoffs and awarded the 2020 MLS Cup in mid-December. Despite its low seed, Nashville SC made a surprising deep run in the playoffs, but fell in the Conference semi-finals agains Columbus.
The first Tennessee online sportsbooks also went live in 2020, which means you can now bet on MLS and Nashville SC in Tennessee throughout the season. Read on to find out more about Nashville SC for the 2021 season and beyond, including everything you need to know about betting on Tennessee’s only MLS franchise.
During the MLS season, you’ll find live Nashville SC game odds at top Tennessee online sportsbooks right here. Check back in when the 2021 MLS season begins as expected in early March.
Betting on pro soccer, the MLS, and Nashville SC games with TN online sportsbooks is a lot like betting on other sports. It all starts with three simple steps:
Once your account is verified and funded, all that’s left to do is:
You need to register for an account with a TN online sportsbook before you can bet on the MLS and Nashville SC. Click on the links here for the sportsbook of your choice and sign up. You can download the sportsbook app directly from the website before or after you sign up for an account.
Fill out the registration forms with any personal and account information required, including:
You may also see a space for a promo code or bonus code. You’ll find that here, and using it will make sure you get the best new player bonus available. Accept any terms and conditions and submit your info to complete the registration process.
You have to deposit money into your TN online sportsbook account before you can place a bet. Login to your account through the online sportsbook’s website or the app. Find the cashier and choose the best deposit method for you.
This may include everything from credit and debit cards, to online banking services, payment processors, and cash at certain retail outlets. Enter the amount you wish to deposit and any other information required. In most cases, the transaction will be completed almost instantly.
Finally, you need to build a bet slip filled with MLS and Nashville SC bets.
Browse through the MLS and Nashville SC betting markets. Click on a bet and your bet slip will be automatically created.
You can add more single bets to the bet slip and turn these into a parlay wager. No matter how you set it up, you place the bets on the slip by entering the amount you want to bet in the space provided, checking to make sure the potential payout is right, and confirming that you want to place the bet.
|Feb. 29, 2020||Atlanta United FC at Nashville SC||2-1|
|Mar. 8, 2020||Nashville SC at Portland Timbers||0-1|
|Aug. 12, 2020||Nashville SC at FC Dallas||1-0|
|Aug. 16, 2020||Nashville SC at FC Dallas||0-0|
|Aug. 22, 2020||Nashville SC at Atlanta United FC||0-2|
|Aug. 26, 2020||Nashville SC at Orlando City SC||1-3|
|Aug. 30, 2020||Inter Miami CF at Nashville SC||0-1|
|Sept. 2, 2020||Orlando City SC at Nashville SC||1-1|
|Sept. 6, 2020||Nashville SC at Inter Miami CF||0-0|
|Sept. 12, 2020||Atlanta United FC at Nashville SC||2-4|
|Sept. 19, 2020||Nashville SC at Columbus Crew SC||0-2|
|Sept. 23, 2020||D.C. United at Nashville SC||0-1|
|Sept. 26, 2020||Houston Dynamo at Nashville SC||1-1|
|Oct. 3, 2020||Nashville SC at New England Revolution||0-0|
|Oct. 6, 2020||Minnesota United FC at Nashville SC||0-0|
|Oct. 11, 2020||Nashville SC at Sporting Kansas City||1-2|
|Oct. 14, 2020||Nashville SC at Houston Dynamo||3-1|
|Oct. 20, 2020||FC Dallas at Nashville SC||0-3|
|Oct. 23, 2020||New England Revolution at Nashville SC||1-1|
|Oct. 27, 2020||Nashville SC at Montreal Impact||1-0|
|Oct. 31, 2020||Chicago Fire FC at Nashville SC||1-1|
|Nov. 4, 2020||FC Dallas at Nashville SC||1-0|
|Nov. 8, 2020||Nashville SC at Orlando City SC||3-2|
|Nov. 20, 2020||Inter Miami CF at Nashville SC (MLS Playoffs)||0-3|
|Nov. 24, 2020||Nashville SC at Toronto FC (MLS Playoffs)||1-0|
|Nov. 29, 2020||Nashville SC at Columbus FC (MLS Playoffs)||0-2|
The MLS plans to return to its normal schedule for the 2021 season. That means the regular season starting in late February or early March and running through mid-October.
Each team will play 34 regular-season games. The 14 best teams will compete in the MLS Cup Playoffs in late October and November, finishing up with the MLS Cup championship game.
Austin FC will join the league for the 2021 season, giving the MLS 27 teams.
Soccer involves three-way betting, which means the MLS and Nashville SC betting lines you find at TN online and mobile sportsbooks look a little different than other sports. The line for the upcoming Inter Miami CF at Nashville SC MLS Playoffs game might look like this:
These numbers all represent the moneyline odds on each possible outcome, an Inter Miami CF win, a tie at the end of regulation, and a Nashville SC win.
Of course, there are other MLS betting lines available. You’re likely to find a variety of different totals and spreads you can bet on at varying moneyline odds. Although, the ranges are quite small, with spreads usually ranging from 0.5 to two goals and totals from one to four.
TN online sportsbooks allow for live MLS betting. That means you can bet on Nashville SC and other MLS games in the middle of the action at odds that change with the game.
The odds can change in an instant, making live MLS betting perfectly suited for Tennessee’s online and mobile betting. Live betting in MLS is pretty much the same as betting before a game, except the odds will change alongside what’s happening on the field. That gives you the chance to hedge your pregame bets and make up for some pregame betting mistakes.
Live MLS betting also opens up even more betting markets, allowing you to bet half by half or even minute by minute at odds that change as quickly as possession of the ball.
Here’s a look at the goal and assist numbers put up by all Nashville SC goal scorers in the 2020 MLS regular season:
Nashville SC is building the Nashville SC Stadium south of downtown in Nashville’s Wedgewood-Houston neighborhood.
When it opens in 2022, Nashville SC Stadium will feature:
In the meantime, Nashville SC calls Nissan Stadium home:
Since the resumption of the 2020 MLS season, stadium capacity has been limited and seating charts have been adjusted to accommodate social distancing.
Nashville had various lower-division soccer teams before the MLS arrived in 2020.
The fan-owned Nashville FC played in the National Premier Soccer League from 2013 to 2016. The team name, logo, and colors were sold to a new United Soccer League Nashville expansion team in 2016.
That team started playing in 2018 with the support of the Nashville MLS Organizing Committee, a group hoping to land an MLS expansion club for the city and build a $275 million stadium to house it.
In 2017, businessman John Ingram bought a majority stake in Nashville SC, and headed up the bid to bring an MLS franchise to Nashville. The Wilf family, owners of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, also joined the bid.
Nashville was named one of ten finalist cities for four MLS franchises. In December 2017, Nashville was awarded the expansion team. In 2019, it was announced the MLS expansion team would assume the Nashville SC name.
Nashville SC’s first MLS match was held on Feb. 29, 2020, at Nissan Stadium. The game drew 59,069 fans, the biggest crowd for a soccer game in Tennessee history.
The team’s first season was suspended in 2020 after just two games due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The MLS returned with the MLS is Back Tournament in July 2020, but Nashville SC did not compete due to COVID-19 cases on the team.
Nashville SC continued its inaugural season on Aug. 12, 2020, when the 2020 MLS regular season resumed. The team finished its 23-game 2020 MLS regular season with an 8-8-7 record. Nashville SC finished seventh in the MLS Eastern Conference.
Nashville SC is principally owned by John Ingram, owner of Ingram Industries, a major manufacturing company headquartered in Nashville. Other investors and partial owners include the Turner family, owners of Dollar General Stores, and the Wilf family, owners of the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings.
Nashville SC’s captain is midfielder Dax McCarty. McCarty played for FC Dallas (2006–2010), DC United (2011), New York Red Bulls (2011–2016), and Chicago Fire (2017–2019) before joining Nashville SC for its inaugural season in 2020.
Nashville SC tickets average $30 each. Season tickets start at $12.50 in the North End Family and 12 & Under sections, $18 each in the Supporters section, and up to $225 each in the Jackson Field Seats that include food, wine, and beer.
Nashville SC’s first MLS season began in February 2020. The team finished the 23-game 2020 MLS regular season with an 8-8-7 record, good for seventh in the MLS Eastern Conference.
The team has not won an MLS title.
The Nashville SC ownership group paid a $150 million expansion fee to join the MLS. In 2019, Forbes estimated Atlanta United was the league’s most valuable team at $500 million.
It’s fair to say the value of the franchise lies somewhere between those two numbers. Although, the global COVID-19 pandemic has really limited revenue in the team’s inaugural season, driving the value down.
Nashville SC is on Twitter. @NashvilleSC is the official account of Nashville’s MLS club. The account posts information about upcoming and ongoing Nashville SC games, promotions, and news.
Some Nashville SC games are broadcast nationally by FOX or ESPN.
Those that aren’t can be found online on Nashville SC’s online stream platform. If you’re in the Nashville coverage area, you can watch all non-national broadcast Nashville SC games for free via www.nashvillesc.com/stream.