Nashville SC stadium update: Mid-December, 2019

Gotta preserve this… stuff. Tim Sullivan/For Club and Country Welcome back to your favorite local politics blog, For Club and Country! Construction has yet to begin on Nashville SC’s 30,000-seat MLS stadium, and indeed, demolition has not even begun at the Fairgrounds site. While new exposition buildings are built and in use, teardown for the building they’ve replaced has been put on hold. While the demolition … Continue reading Nashville SC stadium update: Mid-December, 2019

Jacobs, Ayre talk through Priority Draft decisions

NEW YORK – Nashville SC Chief Executive officer Ian Ayre and Mike Jacobs descended on Major League Soccer’s offices in Midtown Manhattan Sunday to draft… drafts. With the Boys in Gold entering the league as an expansion team come January, they’ll have access to a number of roster-building methods. They’ve already used a few: signing two players to their USL side a year in advance of … Continue reading Jacobs, Ayre talk through Priority Draft decisions

2020 expansion priority draft day is here

Mike Jacobs (left) and Ian Ayre (right) photo courtesy Nashville SC. That time that every young child aways with bated breath is finally upon us: that golden day where Nashville SC will flip a coin for first priority in roster-building mechanisms to enter Major League Soccer in 2020. For Club and Country will be at MLS Headquarters today for the priority draft! If you aren’t … Continue reading 2020 expansion priority draft day is here

Nashville SC officially signs Randall Leal

As reported yesterday, as official today: Nashville SC will add Costa Rica international Randall Leal to the inaugural MLS squad come January. From club release: NASHVILLE (Sep. 06, 2019) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today it has signed Costa Rican international Randall Leal to a Major League Soccer contract, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate (ITC) and P-1 Visa. The 22-year-old attacking midfielder will … Continue reading Nashville SC officially signs Randall Leal

Reports: Nashville SC signs Costa Rica international Randall Leal

Leal photo courtesy Deportiva Saprissa.  Nashville SC’s next international signing is on the way. As first reported by Teletica Deportes in Costa Rica, and confirmed by the sources of ESPN’s Jeffrey Carlisle, the Boys in Gold will be adding 22-year old attacker Randall Leal. He has 13 international caps with Costa Rica, though he has yet to record an international goal or assist for the Ticos. The … Continue reading Reports: Nashville SC signs Costa Rica international Randall Leal

Across the pond: Hany Mukhtar views from Denmark

Nashville SC fans are, by now, aware that their club signed a former German Youth International, with a transfer price around $3 million, and that Hany Mukhtar’s highlight reel is very impressive. What do those around his soon-to-be former club, Brøndby IF, think of him, though? I went to the source. Danish journalist Steffen Gronemann initially broke the Mukhtar transfer story, and he provides a local … Continue reading Across the pond: Hany Mukhtar views from Denmark

Mukhtar excited for his next challenge in Nashville

Mukhtar’s arrival in Nashville – Photo courtesy Nashville SC Nashville SC is slowly but surely building its inaugural Major League Soccer roster. This morning, the Boys in Gold added a key piece. German attacking midfielder Hany Mukhtar will return to his current club – the Danish Superligaen’s Brøndby IF – for the next four months, but come January, he’s all Nashville. The first Designated Player … Continue reading Mukhtar excited for his next challenge in Nashville