Nashville SC Adds Six Players Through Expansion Draft, Trades

NASHVILLE, TN – The picks came fast and furious at Ole Red, where Nashville SC selected five players in the 2019 MLS Expanion Draft. Fellow expansion side Inter Miami CF announced their picks from Miami, and the event was broadcast on Below is a recap of each side’s pick.

  • PICK #1: Miami selects left-back Ben Sweat from NYCFC
  • PICK #2: Nashville selects forward Abu Danladi from Minnesota United
  • PICK #3: Miami selects right-back Alves Powell from FC Cincinnati
  • PICK #4: Nashville selects right-back Zarek Valentin from Portland Timbers, trades Valentin to Houston Dynamo for Joe Willis
  • PICK #5: Miami selects midfielder Lee Nguyen from LAFC
  • PICK #6: Nashville selects defender Jalil Anibaba from New England Revolution
  • PICK #7: MIami selects midfielder Luis Argudo from Columbus Crew
  • PICK #8: Nashville selects forward Brandon Vazquez from Atlanta United, trades Vazquez to FC Cincinnati for $150k TAM
  • PICK #9: Miami selects goalkeeper Bryan Meredith from Seattle Sounders
  • PICK #10: Nashville selects winger Jimmy Medranda from Sporting Kansas City

In addition to their selection, Nashville SC made two trades immediately following the draft. They sent $50k in GAM, $125k in TAM and a 2020 international spot to Sporting Kansas City for backup ‘keeper Adri├ín Zendejas. They also traded $50k in GAM, $50k in TAM and a 2020 international roster spot to Montreal Impact for left-back Daniel Lovitz, a recent regular in the US Men’s National Team squads.

Shop MLS Jerseys at

Nashville SC currently have 15 players signed to their senior roster. They’ll begin play in MLS on February 29, 2020, against Atlanta United at Nissan Stadium.

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

Leave a Reply