Nashville SC academy player Alejandro Carrillo named to MLS NEXT All-Star roster

Nashville SC’s Alejandro Carrillo was named to the MLS NEXT All-Star Game on Wednesday. The 17-year-old Nashville native has been a standout center back for the for the Nashville SC at the U-17 level, joining the club’s youth system after playing with the Nashville United Soccer Academy.

“Alejandro had a great year in our academy and was rewarded with a preseason invite with our first team in January,” said Nashville SC General Manager Mike Jacobs. “His play in our defense has been a key in that group’s success, and we are proud to see his performances recognized.”  

“Alejandro joined the Academy in our first year after being identified at a local youth club here in Nashville. He was identify by our scouting department for showing his ability as a player but he also displayed the competitive character necessary to succeed in an MLS Academy environment,” said Nashville SC Academy Director Kevin Flanagan. “He is a player that sets high standards for himself and that level of commitment has helped earn him this opportunity and recognition. I’m sure he will enjoy the experience and represent the club well in Minnesota.”  

The MLS NEXT All-Star game will take place on Wednesday, August 10, ahead of the MLS All-Star game in Minnesota. 45 players will compete in an East vs. West format.

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.

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