Meredith in a former life. Photo courtesy Major League Soccer
From Club release:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 21, 2022) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today that the club has re-signed 10-year Major League Soccer veteran Bryan Meredith to a one-year contract for the 2022 MLS season with a club option for 2023.
“Bryan fits into our group so well, and we are happy to have him return for 2022.” – Nashville SC General Manager Mike Jacobs.
Meredith has been influential in the matchday preparation alongside Joe Willis, solidifying a top tier veteran goalkeeping tandem for Nashville SC. Since joining the club in early 2021, the keeper has featured in every matchday roster in the regular season and Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. Career-wise, Meredith has made 25 appearances across MLS and U.S. Open Cup competition.Nashville SC release
This was the obvious outcome (at some point) to the “out of contract but negotiating” situation he’s been in since roster decisions – though of course it could have gone sideways at some point in there, or it’d have been resolved immediately.
With Meredith’s signing, NSC has 27 players under contract – though Rodrigo Piñeiro’s loan to Chile remains likely, if not yet official from the Nashville end of things – and two draft picks yet to sign. That leaves three roster slots available (four if/when Piñeiro departs), with two of them likely spoken for if Longmire and Meyer impress enough in preseason to earn spots on NSC’s senior roster.