Rodrigo Piñeiro transfers to Unión Española

Unión Española announced the signing of winger Rodrigo Piñeiro on a three year contract, running through the 2025 season. Piñeiro, 23, was signed as Nashville SC’s first-ever U22 Initiative signing ahead of the 2021 season for a reported $1.7 million, but struggled to break into the team, playing just 16 minutes in 2021.

Piñeiro was quietly loaned out to Unión Española in the Chilean top flight in the offseason (Nashville never acknowledged the move), where he scored seven goals and added an assist in 21 appearances.

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Piñeiro’s contract with Nashville was guaranteed through the 2023 season with a further option for 2024. No details on the transfer fee have been reported. Nashville SC declined to comment.

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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