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Nashville SC Player Profile: Dominique Badji

Dominique Badji was traded to Nashville SC from FC Dallas in exchange for $335,000 general allocation money. Badji from Dakar, Senegal and he is 27 years old. Badji is 6”0, 170lbs, and he is a Forward. He has played most of his career in the MLS, playing 3 years in Colorado and 2 in Dallas.

Badji has a very quick attacker that primarily plays Center Forward. He also has experience at both left wing and right wing so he could be used in many different situations. He has scored a total of 36 goals and assisted 16 in 141 appearances in the MLS over the past 5 seasons.

Badji reminds me of English Forward, Marcus Rashford. Rashford is younger though they have similar height and strong finishing ability. The biggest similarity is their great speed. Rashford is known for being a pretty tall, pacey striker, similar to Badji. Badji has quick acceleration speed, opening more attacking lanes and options. Badji also has no clear weak foot, making him a great finisher and great striker.

As i mentioned here, Manager Gary Smith has used many formations such as 4-4-2, 3-5-2, and 4-2-3-1. If Nashville were to play a 4-4-2, Badji would likely play Right or left striker:

Badji is playing left Striker in this formation though he could play either right or left striker

According to, Dominique Badji has a market value of roughly $1.14m, making him the second most expensive player on Nashville SC behind Hany Mukhtar. The transfer from Dallas to Nashville came for just $335,000 in allocation money, making this transfer very intriguing.

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