Region - Central

Crows, Lady Bulldogs, River Rats Outlast Temps in Nashville

Footy in the US is a summer sport.  It's a complete 180 from the climate in Australia, where it is dead in the middle of their winter and that's where the game thrives.

That's why footy in the US is a completely different beast, and last Saturday in Nashville, the winners were those who could get handle not just the teams in front of them, but the neigh-triple digit temps that greeted them at Metro Soccer Complex.  With planes landing at Nashville International behind them, 13 teams from the breadth and width of the midwest came in search of a cup.

Smash and Nash: Previewing the Central Regionals

They say that Boston is the hub of New England, such that all roads seem to lead there.   Tennessee, it might be argued, is the hub of the south.  No fewer than seven states border her, and smack dab (nearly) in the middle is the city of Nashville.

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