Who are the trialists?

Nashville SC’s open preseason win over Birmingham Legion saw four un-named trialists involved, three of whom played significant minutes in the second half. Here’s who they are.

6. Amar Sejdić, midfielder

The 27-year old midfielder most recently was with Atlanta United, where he played from 2021-2023. Prior to that, he was with CF Montréal, who selected him in the 2019 SuperDraft from Maryland.

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Sejdić has 79 career MLS appearances and occupied a supplemental roster spot for Atlanta.

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29. Julian Gaines, winger/fullback

The younger brother of McKinze Gaines, Julian Gaines scored the winning goal for Nashville in the 96th minute on Wednesday. The 21-year-old came through the Barça Academy residency program, and has two MLS appearances for Los Angeles FC.

He’s also played for LAFC 2 in MLS NEXT Pro and Las Vegas Lights in USL Championship.

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44. Brent Kallman – center back

Brent Kallman is a veteran MLS defender. The 33-year-old center back has 115 career appearances, all with Minnesota United, where he played from 2017 to 2023.

90. Connor Sparrow – goalkeeper

Nashville fans will be familiar with Sparrow; the 29-year-old shot stopper played with the club in the USL Championship in 2019, backing up Matt Pickens and making nine appearances. Since then, he’s played for Chicago Fire (2020), Miami FC (2021-22) and Tampa Bay Rowdies (2023).

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