Updated: Nov 20, 2019
NASHVILLE, TN - The picks came fast and furious at Ole Red, where Nashville SC selected five players in the 2019 MLS Expanion Draft. Fellow expansion side Inter Miami CF announced their picks from Miami, and the event was broadcast on MLSSoccer.com. Below is a recap of each side's pick.
INTER MIAMI CF
Ben Sweat - Left back - 28 - NYCFC
Alvas Powell - Right back - 25 - FC Cincinnati
Lee Nguyen - Attacking midfielder - 33 - LAFC
Luis Argudo - Midfielder - 23 - Columbus Crew
Bryan Meredith - Goalkeeper - 30 - Seattle Sounders
Abu Danladi - Forward - 24 - Minnesota United
Zarek Valentin* - Right back - 28 - Portland Timbers - traded to Houston Dynamo for goalkeeper Joe Willis. Houston to receive $75k in 2021 TAM if Willis meets certain performance benchmarks.
Jalil Anibaba - 31 - Center back/Right back - New England Revolution
Brandon Vazquez* - 21 - Forward - Atlanta United - traded to FC Cincinnati for $150k in 2020 TAM and $50k in 2021 GAM
Jimmy Medranda - 25 - Midfielder/Left back - Sporting Kansas City
In addition to their selection, Nashville SC made two trades immediately following the draft. They sent $50k in GAM, $125k in TAM and a 2020 international spot to Sporting Kansas City for backup 'keeper Adrián Zendejas. They also traded $50k in GAM, $50k in TAM and a 2020 international roster spot to Montreal Impact for left-back Daniel Lovitz, a recent regular in the US Mens National Team squads.
Nashville SC currently have 15 players signed to their senior roster. They'll begin play in MLS on February 29, 2020, against Atlanta United at Nissan Stadium.