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.
Jacobs: “Covid has made it harder to get green cards. Someone like Randall Leal has all he needs for his green card, but it’s been hard to get a green card appointment at the visa office in Saprissa.”— Ben Wright (@benwright) July 8, 2021
Nashville have traded away seven of their eight 2023 international roster slots, bringing in a total of $1,250,000 in General Allocation Money.