Nashville SC Players to Watch – Randall Leal
Randall Leal is a 5’7” 163 pound attacking midfielder/winger from Costa Rica. Leal was acquired on September 6, 2019 from Deportivo Saprissa. If you’ve followed MLS in the CCL, you should be familiar with Saprissa. They are the big club in Costa Rica and Leal was starter for them when Nashville SC bought him. Leal is also starting to break through with the Costa Rican national team. At just 23, he has eleven appearances for the Ticos. If you follow the USMNT, then you know Costa Rica is and has been the 3rd best team in CONCACAF (behind Mexico and USA) for quite some time.
A lot is expected from Leal, both this season and in the future. Nashville doesn’t have a lot of options in the attack and Leal will need to contribute heavily if the club as any chance of making the playoffs. With Hany Mukhtar playing as the number 10, Leal will be placed out wide as a winger. It will be interesting to see if Leal is played as the 10 in matches where Mukhtar doesn’t start. You can follow Randal Leal on Instagram @randallleal_97 and on Twitter @randall_leal
Not many highlight videos on YouTube of Leal, but this one should give you a little flavor for what he’ll bring the Nashville SC attack.