Huntsville City FC sign defender Nick DePuy

Huntsville City FC announced the addition of defender Nick DePuy on Friday.

DePuy, 29, has 64 career MLS appearances since being drafter as a striker by the Montreal Impact in 2017. After transitioning to center back, DePuy signed with LA Galaxy in 2020, where he was a borderline starter and key rotation option.

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He was acquired by Nashville SC ahead of the 2023 season as a potential partner for Walker Zimmerman, but never made an appearance, placed on the season-ending injury list with a pre-existing Achilles injury before his option was declined at the end of the season.

DePuy has remained with Nashville in the offseason, continuing his rehab process in view of keeping him with the organization. Signing DePuy to Huntsville gives him a chance to return to full fitness, possibly with the potential working his way back to the first team down the road. With Huntsville’s new philosophy of giving the bulk of minutes either to Academy products or players with first-team potential, DePuy’s time in Nashville may not be over.

Huntsville City FC roster

Goalkeeper: 1 – Simon Jillson, 67 – Ben Martino*, 99 – Jake Grekowicz^
Defenders: 2 – Chris Applewhite^, 3 – Tomás Ritondale, 5 – Joel Sangwa, 13 – Joey Skinner*, 14 – Charly Dealmonte^, 20- Nick DePuy, 21 – Kessy Coulibaly, 25 – Fernando Ciceron, 36 – Scott Cheevers^, 45 – Owen Bland^
Midfielders: 4 – Patrick Amarh, 6 – Sergi Oriol, 7 – Brennan Creek, 8 – Isaiah Johnston, 10 – Ollie Wright, 17 – Jonathan Bolaños, 18 – Braxton Hayes^, 24 – Alejandro Velazquez-Lopez^, 35 – Ashton Flowers^, 40 – Faiz Opande, 47 – Isaiah Jones*, 55 – Jonathan Hernández^, Zion Jones^
Forwards: 9 – Forster Ajago*, 19 – Cannon Scretchen^, 22 – Maximus Ekk, 23 – Dominic Wilson^, 46 – Tristan Tropeano^, 77 – Adem Sipić*, 78 – Tyler Pasnik, 89 – Woobens Pacius*
* – Nashville SC
^ – Nashville SC Academy

Author: Ben Wrightis the Director of Soccer Content and a Senior MLS Contributor for Broadway Sports covering Nashville SC and the US National Team. Previously Ben was the editor and a founder of Speedway Soccer, where he has covered Nashville SC and their time in USL before journeying to Major League Soccer since 2018. Raised in Louisville, KY Ben grew up playing before a knee injury ended his competitive career. When he is not talking soccer he is probably producing music, drinking coffee or hanging out with his wife and kids. Mastodon

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