Nashville SC trades Derrick Jones to Houston Dynamo

Nashville SC announced a surprising move on Thursday minutes before the 2021 MLS SuperDraft began, sending midfielder Derrick Jones to Houston Dynamo in return for $100,000 in 2021 General Allocation Money and $150,000 in 2022 GAM.

Jones, 23, played in 18 of Nashville’s 26 matches last season. The natural midfielder largely played as an no. 10, even filling in as a forward when Nashville went through an injury crisis. Jones contributed one assist in 2020.

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Nashville originally acquired Jones from Philadelphia Union in the summer of 2019 for $175k in GAM, where he played a handful of matches around an injury for Nashville’s USL side, including a memorable solo goal in the playoffs.

It’s an interesting move for Nashville, who used Jones heavily last season. Jones also occupied a homegrown roster spot, minimizing his hit to Nashville’s roster budget, as well as allowing them to maintain all of his transfer fee should he be sold outside the league.

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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