Nashville SC sign free agent midfielder Amar Sejdić

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC announced the signing of free agent midfielder Amar Sejdić on Thursday. Sejdić, 27, is signed through the 2024 season with an option for 2025.

Drafted by CF Montréal in 2019 after four years at the University of Maryland, the Louisville native played 23 matches for the Impact, scoring twice and assisting once. He was traded to Atlanta United in the middle of the 2021 season, where he played 56 matches, adding four assists.

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Typically deployed as a defensive midfielder, Sejdić can also play in a more box-to-box role. He’s a different profile of passer than Nashville’s other midfielders, and will look to open the field with quick diagonals out to the wings. For a team that typically struggles to break down a defense, Sejdić provides a needed option in midfield.

Sejdić won’t replace Dax McCarty, but he’s a similar profile of player and will give Gary Smith another rotation piece to call on in a busy season.

Nashville SC roster (as of February 8, 2024)

Goalkeepers: Joe Willis (1), Elliot Panicco (30), Ben Martino (67)
Defenders: Dan Lovitz (2), Lukas MacNaughton (3), Jack Maher (5), Joey Skinner (13), Shaq Moore (18), Josh Bauer (22), Taylor Washington (23), Walker Zimmerman (25)
Midfielders: Amar Sejdić (6), Randall Leal (8), Tyler Boyd (11), Jacob Shaffelburg (14), Dru Yearwood (16), McKinze Gaines (17), Alex Muyl (19), Aníbal Godoy (20), Brian Anunga (27), Isaiah Jones (47), Sean Davis (54)
Forwards: Sam Surridge (9), Hany Mukhtar (10), Teal Bunbury (12), Forster Ajago (21), Adem Sipić (77)

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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