Nashville SC Trades $450,000 In Allocation To Columbus Crew For DP David Accam
Nashville SC announced a trade for what should be its first designated player in David Accam. Just barely over a week since trading for Derrick Jones of the Philadelphia Union, the club grabs another player that was with that team just a week ago. The trade was technically with Columbus Crew, but it was actually a three way deal given the Crew had just acquired Accam last week from the Philadelphia Union. Nashville traded $350,000 in General Allocation Money and $100,000 in Targeted Allocation Money to the Crew for the player. The deal will be made official with Major League Soccer on January 1, 2020, and Accam will continue to play for the Crew in 2019. Accam was aware that the Crew were essentially renting him for six months when he was traded last week from Philadelphia and knew Nashville was his final destination.
Nashville SC Acquires Derrick Jones From Philadelphia Union Via Trade
Nashville SC made the third addition to their 2020 MLS roster and the first by trade. Thursday, May 9, 2019 the club announced it acquired midfielder Derrick Jones from the Philadelphia Union in exchange for $175,000 in General Allocation Money. The deal will be made official with Major League Soccer on January 1, 2020 and Jones will be loaned to Nashville for the remainder of the 2019 USL Championship season.
Gary Smith Named First Nashville SC MLS Manager
Nashville SC named current USL manager Gary Smith the clubs first ever MLS manager March 6, 2019. The news that he will stay on in 2020 was met with mixed reviews. You can certainly see the case for it. First, Gary not only has MLS experience but he previously won MLS Cup with Colorado. He is already familiar with all the players and has a good working relationship with Ian Ayre and Mike Jacobs. He also certainly knows how to play defense. Yet, despite all that good, there are some definite questions. First, why now? Why make a
Nashville SC MLS Crest Launch Party
Nashville unveiled their MLS name, crest and hashtag at a launch party last night February 20, 2019 at Marathon Music Works. It was a nice party and the brand kept the Nashville SC team name (no surprise) and the blue and gold colors. However, there reviews were mixed at best online. Sara Walsh got things going with a quick walk down Nashville soccer history.