Nashville SC have made another significant move in the MLS trade market this offseason. A source has confirmed to Broadway Sports Media that Nashville have traded defender Alistair Johnston to CF Montréal for $1,000,000 in General Allocation Money. The deal also includes a percentage of any future transfer fee Montréal receive. The Athletic‘s Sam Stejskal was first to report the transfer.
Johnston, 23, was selected 11th overall by Nashville in the 2020 SuperDraft. The fullback went on to make 49 appearances in his two seasons in Music City, starting 44 matches and becoming a mainstay on Nashville’s backline.
Johnston also became a core member of the Canadian national team during his time in Nashville. After making his debut in a World Cup qualifying match against Bermuda in March, 2021, Johnston has earned 18 caps for Canada, including starting a 1-1 draw against the United States in Nashville and playing the full 90 minutes against Mexico on three occasions, the most recent being a 2-1 win in November.
The trade is the largest sum of allocation money Nashville have acquired in a single trade since entering MLS, and is the record amount of GAM traded for a fullback.