NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 3, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today the acquisition of Uruguayan winger Rodrigo Piñeiro from Danubio FC in Uruguay’s First Division, pending receipt of his International Transfer Certificate. The 21-year-old’s contract is guaranteed through the 2023 season.
“Rodrigo has the pace and creativity to be a threat in the final third of the field, both on and off the ball. He adds a unique dynamic to our attack,” said Nashville SC General Manager, Mike Jacobs.
Piñeiro, 21, continues the trend of young attacking players to sign with Nashville SC, joining Designated Players Jhonder Cádiz, Randall Leal and Hany Mukhtar, striker Daniel Ríos and Homegrown wingers Handwalla Bwalla and Alex Muyl, all of whom are 25 years of age or younger. Nashville’s roster now consists of 13 players that are 25 years or younger.
The attacking midfielder can play wide and centrally, adding to the width and versatility to the current attacking core. Despite an unusual 2020 campaign, the Uruguayan was able to strongly produce while on loan with Danubio FC by recording three goals and three assists in 1,472 minutes of action. He started in 93 percent of Danubio FC’s matches and was involved in 41 percent of the club’s goals last season.
At the international level, Piñeiro has made two appearances for Uruguay’s U-20 squad, while sharing the pitch with fellow Major League Soccer standouts Diego Rossi and Brian Rodríguez.
Transaction: Nashville SC signs Rodrigo Piñeiro to a guaranteed contract through the 2023 season
Full Name: Rodrigo Piñeiro
Birthdate: May 5, 1999
Hometown: Montevideo, Uruguay
Last club: Danubio FC
How Acquired: Nashville SC signs Rodrigo Piñeiro to a guaranteed contract through the 2023 season