Nashville SC’s Brady Scott selected by Austin in the MLS Expansion Draft

With the third pick of the 2020 MLS Expansion Draft, Austin FC selected goalkeeper Brady Scott from Nashville SC. Scott, 21, was signed from FC Köln II in Germany in August, before immediately joining Sacramento Republic in USL Championship.

With Joe Willis playing every minute of the 2020 season before signing a long-term extension, as well as the development of Elliot Panicco, Scott’s prospects of seeing action in the near future were slim. However, as a youth international with European experience, Scott has plenty of potential to develop into a first-choice MLS ‘keeper, a fact both Nashville and Austin are aware of.

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From a Nashville perspective, losing Scott isn’t ideal, but it’s a crowded position with a locked-in starter and a high-potential young ‘keeper ahead of him.

From a business side, flipping a player who had been signed on a free transfer and hadn’t played a minute for $50,000 in GAM and protection from next year’s draft isn’t a bad deal, either.

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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