Draft Day is a time for wheeling and dealing, and Nashville has traded $75,000 in General Allocation Money to the Colorado Rapids for the No. 11 pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft. That pick has been used on Wake Forest defender Alistair Johnston.
A senior, Johnston played his first two seasons at St. John’s before transferring to Wake. In his final two years with the Deacons, he played in all 43 of the team’s games, entering as a substitute in each during his junior year and starting them all as a senior.
Also capable of playing as a wingback or winger, Johnston is primarily a right back – one of the few positions on the Nashville roster that doesn’t have a ton of depth, potentially giving him the opportunity to play as a rookie. He scored six goals and recorded 10 assists in his two years in Winston-Salem.
A native of Canada, it’s unclear whether he requires an international slot. More to come on Johnston.
Alistair Johnston photo courtesy Wake Forest University.