NASHVILLE – Nashville SC has agreed to trade forward Michael Cox to Saint Louis FC of the United Soccer League (USL) in exchange for an international roster spot.
Each team is given seven international roster spots at the beginning of the season, and they can be traded, bought or sold throughout the year. The acquisition of the roster spot brings the team’s total to eight for the rest of the 2018 season. That number will reset to seven before the 2019 season.
Cox will head to Saint Louis who has struggled with injuries at the forward position this season.
“Michael was a good ambassador for Nashville Soccer Club, and we are happy for the opportunity that he will have in St. Louis. We would like to wish him the best of luck in the future,” Nashville SC technical director and VP of soccer operations Mike Jacobs. “This transaction will allow us the flexibility to actively explore potential additions during the summer transfer window, and to continue to put Gary [Smith] and his coaching staff in the best possible position to succeed.”
Cox appeared in five games for Nashville SC in 2018 with three starts, totaling 263 minutes. His only goal of the season came on a penalty kick against Bethlehem Steel in a 1-0 win for Nashville on March 31.
Nashville SC will be back in action on the road on July 21 against Ottawa Fury FC. Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. CST.