On Tuesday, Nashville SC announced the acquisition of two new players. This announcement came two days after the 2019 MLS season ended.
The first player who was officially acquired last week but announced this week, is Defender Dave Romney. Romney is 26 years old and he can play both Center Back and Left Back. In exchange for Romney, the Los Angeles Galaxy received $225,000 in general allocation money and they will receive $50,000 more if Romney meets certain performance-based criteria. Romeny is Nashville’s first defender and he is a good starting point.
Age: 26 years old
MLS experience: 4 seasons
Former team: Los Angeles Galaxy
The second player is Dax McCarty. McCarty has captained the U.S. national team 13 times and he is 32 years old. McCarty is Nashville’s oldest player but he adds some important experience. McCarty was also selected to the All-MLS team in 2016. McCarty is the team’s 5th midfield acquisition, he plays primarily Center Defensive Midfield (CDM). In the trade, the Chicago Fire receive $50,000 in general allocation money and $50,000 in target allocation money. Additionally, Nashville is sending Chicago a 2021 second round pick. This is McCarty’s 5th team in his 15 year MLS career.
Age: 32 years old
MLS experience: 15 seasons
Former team: Chicago Fire
As it stands now, these are Nashville SC’s current players: (via MLS.com)
Over the coming weeks, Nashville SC will continue to add more players. On Wednesday at 8:00pm, the MLS blackout period begins where teams cannot sign, trade, or cut players until the conclusion of the MLS Expansion Draft. Nashville will participate in the Expansion Draft on November 19th along with Inter Miami CF. Many moves will come in the following days and weeks and it will be interesting to see who Nashville acquires.