Nashville SC has two players out on loan abroad, and five MLS SuperDraft picks who will play for their teams this Spring before joining the Boys in Gold. What are they up to while wearing not Gold?
Winger David Accam
On loan to Hammarby IF in the Swedish Allsvenskan.
Hammarby IF’s season begins April 17. Accam is expected to be a key contributor for a team that finished mid-table last season. The season opener comes against a Mjällby AIF that finished a couple spots ahead of Hammarby last year.
Defender Miguel Nazarit
On loan to Independiente Santa Fe in Colombia’s Primera Liga.
The season is well under way in Colombia. Nazarit’s Independiente Santa Fe is 3-1-2 and eighth in the league to this point. Although Nazarit played extensively in the preseason – before he’d officially left Nashville – he has yet to make a matchday squad for Santa Fe.
Up next: Santa Fe v. América de Calí • Thursday 7:05 p.m. CST
University of Virginia
UVa went 3-4-1 in the ACC’s fall season, with Donasiyano leading the team in minutes played from the right wingback position. The Hoos host rival Virginia Tech in an exhibition game Monday, and the regular season resumes March 2. Virginia has eight games scheduled before the second ACC Tournament of the academic year.
Up next: Virginia v. Virginia Tech (exhibition) • Monday 1:00 p.m. CST
Drake – like most NCAA teams – did not play in the Fall. The Bulldogs have played two preseason exhibitions, tying Western Illinois and losing to Nebraska-Omaha, and have their final exhibition Friday before the season kicks off in just over a week.
Up next: Drake v. Quincy (exhibition) • Friday 2:00 p.m. CST
James Madison University
The Dukes did not play in the Fall, but will take the field soon. Their only preseason exhibition game was canceled, so the season will begin with a trip to George Mason next Saturday.
Up next: James Madison v. George Mason • Feb. 27 1 p.m. CST
Syracuse went 0-3-2 in the ACC’s Fall season. Norheim played in all six games, notching a goal and an assist in the process.
They began their Spring schedule last Friday with a 2-1 win over Hofstra University. Norheim played the full 90 for the Orange, and did not accrue any statistics (college soccer stats are very limited – certainly no event data – so get used to this). They play again this weekend against Albany and UMass.
Up next: Syracuse @ Albany • Friday 12:30 p.m. CST
Syracuse v. UMass • Monday 12:30 p.m. CST (Albany, N.Y.)
Coastal Carolina University
The Chanticleers went 6-1-1 in the Fall and won the Sun Belt Tournament (earning a trip to the NCAA Tournament this Spring) with Saunders playing every minute between the pipes. He recorded a save percentage of 86.1% and allowed 0.60 goals per game. CCU’s only tune-up game was canceled for this weekend, so they’ll hop right back into the regular season in just over a week.
Up next: Coastal Carolina v. Virginia Tech • Feb. 28 Noon CST