About Us

38171292_10105960432297898_5965356124105342976_nThe Nashville Soccer Archive is maintained and published by Clay Trainum, a former college sports media professional based in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

This website is a labor of love that has evolved over the years, and as information continues to get added to the site, it’s important to recognize some of the folks that have contributed to the growth of this project. One of the primary drivers in the early days is Aaron Ordoubadian Black, himself a Nashville soccer history nerd like Trainum. There are also many thanks to go around, including James Cannon, Austin Gwin, Chris Jones and Ron Deal of Nashville Soccer Club, former Nashville Metros owner Devinder Sandhu and Nicholas Murray of the United Soccer League. A special recognition is also due to Middle Tennessee State University’s James E. Walker Library, which houses a microfilm collection that makes up the bulk of information from soccer’s early days in Middle Tennessee.