Nashville SC trade for Jacob Shaffelburg

NASHVILLE, TN – As part of their end-of-season roster decisions, Nashville SC announced that they’ve triggered the purchase option for winger Jacob Shaffelburg from Toronto FC for $250,000 in General Allocation Money, plus an additional $50,000 of conditional GAM.

As part of the trade, Shaffelburg has signed a four year contract with Nashville SC, with an additional club option for the 2027 season.

Shaffelburg, 22, joined Nashville on loan in August 2022, playing in nine matches and scoring twice. The Nova Scotia native gave Nashville a much-needed spark on the wings, injecting pace and directness into a side that had grown all too predictable.

A fringe player for the Canadian national team, Shaffelburg saw his career revitalized in Music City after a difficult spell in Toronto. With FafĂ  Picault acquired last week, Nashville now have a pair of goal dangerous, vertical wingers to stretch the field and hopefully add more goals in 2023.

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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