MLS Player Roundup

We take a look at the players confirmed to be joining Nashville SC for their debut in Major League Soccer in 2020.


Mukhtar has been a consistent fixture in Brøndby's XI this season. The future Nashville DP has played all but two minutes of Brøndby's last three matches, and scored in their 5-2 win over Randers with a tidy left-footed finish to the top corner.

Mukhtar's Brøndby team will take on Silkeborg on Monday at noon central. That match is not available for streaming via ESPN+, but follow us @SoccerSpeedway for updates on Mukhtar's performance.

ANĺBAL GODOY (San Jose Earthquakes)

Godoy's season with San Jose ended on the final day of the MLS regular season. Godoy officially joins Nashville SC at the start of the transfer window on January 1, but was introduced to Nashville fans ahead of their playoff match against Charleston Battery this past weekend.

Aníbal Godoy | Photo by Casey Gower / Speedway Soccer

DAVID ACCAM (Columbus Crew)

Like Godoy, Accam's season in Columbus ended at the close of the MLS regular season. Accam has been in Nashville to start getting transitioned to Nashville. He'll officially join the club on January 1.

David Accam watching Nashville SC's final regular season match against Atlanta | Photo by Ben Wright / Speedway Soccer

RANDALL LEAL (Deportivo Saprissa)

Leal has played 341 minutes in Deportivo Saprissa's last four matches, going the full 90 in three of those contests. He scored a goal in their victory over Cartaginés:

Leal also assisted Christian Bolaños's opener in a 2-1 win over Herediano:

Leal's Saprissa take on Olimpia in the second leg of the CONCACAF League semifinal Thursday, 10/31 at 9PM central. The match can be streamed on Yahoo Sports.


Nashville's first-ever MLS signing followed up a brace against Atlanta United 2 with a well-taken headed goal against Charleston Battery. The strike would end up being the winner in Nashville's first-ever playoff victory.

Ríos will take on Indy Eleven this Saturday at First Tennessee Park. He scored against Indy in an earlier meeting this season at Nissan Stadium.


The reigning USL Golden Boot winner came off the bench in Nashville's 3-0 win over Atlanta United 2, but was missed their playoff match against Charleston with an ankle injury. He hasn't broken the 1,000 minute mark for Nashville in a season that's been beyond disappointing.


The midfielder has returned from injury and become one of the first options off the bench for Nashville, playing in a more advanced role than we've seen previously. Jones replaced Lebo Moloto in Nashville's win over Charleston, and scored his first goal in gold. Jones picked up the ball in midfield, beat three defenders, and somehow found the back of the net after being brought down in the box.

Jones will have a hard time breaking into the starting lineup ahead of Bolu Akinyode and Matt LaGrassa, but he looks like a big part of Gary Smith's postseason plans as a second half option.

As always, follow us @SoccerSpeedway for the latest updates on all things Nashville soccer.

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