Nashville SC loan Tom Judge to Pittsburgh Riverhounds

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC announced Tuesday that defender Tom Judge has been loaned to Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the USL Championship for the 2021 season. The left-back was selected in the 2021 SuperDraft and signed to an MLS contract in June. From the club’s press release:

Nashville Soccer Club announced today it has loaned defender Tom Judge to Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC of the USL Championship through the 2021 season. Nashville SC has the ability to terminate the loan agreement at any point throughout the loan.

Judge, who signed his Major League Soccer contract with Nashville SC on June 17, was originally selected from James Madison University with the club’s first pick in the Second Round of the 2021 SuperDraft, presented by adidas. Following the draft, the defender returned to JMU for his senior season where he was named MAC Hermann Trophy Semifinalist as he led the Dukes to a 5W-1L-1D record, a goal differential of plus seven and five shutouts.

The move is in line with Nashville’s draft pick philosophy; get them meaningful minutes in USL in their first season before letting them fight for a place in year two. Judge is the sixth player to be loaned out from Nashville this season, and the third currently playing in the USL Championship. He’ll be available for selection for their home match against Loudoun United on July 17.

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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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