Nashville SC Adds Six Players Through Expansion Draft, Trades

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

  1. Ben Sweat - Left back - 28 - NYCFC

  2. Alvas Powell - Right back - 25 - FC Cincinnati

  3. Lee Nguyen - Attacking midfielder - 33 - LAFC

  4. Luis Argudo - Midfielder - 23 - Columbus Crew

  5. Bryan Meredith - Goalkeeper - 30 - Seattle Sounders

NASHVILLE SC

  1. Abu Danladi - Forward - 24 - Minnesota United

  2. 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.

  3. Jalil Anibaba - 31 - Center back/Right back - New England Revolution

  4. Brandon Vazquez* - 21 - Forward - Atlanta United - traded to FC Cincinnati for $150k in 2020 TAM and $50k in 2021 GAM

  5. 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.


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