NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC announced Friday that they have loaned defender/midfielder Tanner Dieterich to USL League One side Chattanooga Red Wolves for the remainder of the 2020 season. The loan move includes a recall clause, allowing Nashville to bring back Dieterich should the need arise.
“Player development is a key element in allowing our top young players to grow. Sending players out on loan is a great way to do so, and even more when it’s in close proximity at a club like Chattanooga.” said Nashville SC General Manager Mike Jacobs in the club’s press release. “It is a concept we have used this year for our young players, and we’re excited to continue that method to see positive results.”
“Tanner is a great addition to our roster,” said Chattanooga Head Coach and Technical Director Jimmy Obleda. He has a great level of experience playing at the highest levels which we hope will transcend with us. We are looking forward to him being another piece of the puzzle that will help us be successful in League One.”
Dieterich, 22, was selected by Nashville with the 28th pick of the 2020 MLS SuperDraft, after making 75 collegiate appearances for the Clemson Tigers. A Nashville native, Dieterich played a year of soccer for Father Ryan highschool before joining the IMG residency program in Bradenton, FL, where he was a part of the United States youth team at the 2015 U-17 World Cup. According to Chattanooga’s statement, Dieterich will report this week, and after adhering to club health and safety guidelines, will begin traning next week. Dieterich could make his debut against Union Omaho next Wednesday.
Nashville SC look set to resume play next week, reportedly taking on FC Dallas next Wednesday in their first match since the 2020 season was suspended due to Covid-19.