Randall Leal acquires green card, no longer occupies international roster spot

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville SC’s Randall Leal has acquired his permanent resident card (“green card”) ahead of the 2023 Major League Soccer season, a club spokesperson confirmed. The Costa Rican midfielder will no longer require and international roster spot on Nashville’s roster.

Leal, 25, joined Nashville as a Designated Player ahead of their inaugural 2020 season from Costa Rican powerhouse Saprissa. He’s been close to a green card since early 2021, but post-pandemic delays at the Costa Rican visa office hindered the process.

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Nashville have traded away seven of their eight 2023 international roster slots, bringing in a total of $1,250,000 in General Allocation Money.

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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