REPORT: Nashville SC to sign Uruguayan winger Rodrigo Piñeiro

Nashville SC are close to signing the new international attacker General Manager Mike Jacobs teased last week. First reported by Sport 890‘s Martin Charquero and confirmed by Broadway Sports, Nashville will sign Uruguayan winger Rodrigo Piñeiro as their newest Designated Player.

Piñeiro, 21, currently plays for Danubio F.C., a Montevideo-based club in the Uruguayan Primera División. Piñeiro scored three goals and assisted two more in 14 appearances since joining Danubio last January. Primarily a right-winger, Piñeiro is capable of playing anywhere on the attacking line underneath the striker.

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Before joining Danubio, Piñeiro played at Peñarol, where MLS standouts such as LAFC’s Diego Rossi and Brian Rodríguez made their name.

While Randall Leal currently occupies one of Nashville’s three Designated Player spots, his contract is in the range to be bought down with allocation money. Broadway Sports understands that Nashville intends to buy down his deal and sign Piñeiro as a DP.

More to come on this signing once it’s officially announced.

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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