Soccer Moses is a sportsman of the people. His people.
He became an American soccer sensation during Nashville SC’s debut match Feb. 29 at Nissan Stadium and is a devout supporter. But his expression, “let my people goal,” hasn’t had the same effect since Nashville’s last game March 8.
Stephen Mason, known as Soccer Moses, is among many fans wondering what comes next after Nashville’s return to play in the MLS Is Back Tournament ended abruptly last week, due to nine players testing positive for the coronavirus.
Without confirmation of Major League Soccer resuming the regular season this fall, fans like Soccer Moses are dealing with the unknown about returning to games but pledging their allegiance to supporting players.
“While we tarry, we’ve got to be connecting in other ways,” Mason said. “It comes down to our creativity and our passion during these quiet moments. In my experience, the players love the interfacing on social media and appreciate the support.
“Daniel Rios, who’s beloved in our town, is always lovely and responsive…There are a lot of foreign players that are landing in Nashville that are acclimating, and I…