Nashville SC loan Josh Bauer to Sacramento Republic

Nashville SC announced Friday that they’ve loaned center back Josh Bauer to Sacramento Republic of the USL Championship. The loan extends through the remainder of the 2022 season, and Nashville have the option to recall him at any point.

Bauer, 24, was drafted by Nashville in the first round of the 2021 Re-Entry Draft. He was in the match for 18 of Nashville’s matches this season, but didn’t make an appearance in any competition.

With Robert Castellanos back to health after an ankle fracture early in the season and Nashville’s desire to switch to a back four, competition for minutes will increase. Going to Sacramento will give Bauer playing time for one of the best sides in USL, as well as the chance to potentially play in a US Open Cup final.

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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