Nashville SC to make No. 2 overall pick in the 2020 MLS Expansion Draft and MLS SuperDraft presented by Adidas
NEW YORK (October 6, 2019) – Nashville SC selected the number one position in the Allocation Ranking Order and Penultimate position in MLS Re-Entry and End-of-Year Waiver Order following the club’s first official league event – the 2019 MLS Expansion Priority Draft on Sunday. The event kicked off an intense final day of the regular season as an introduction to MLSsoccer.com’s “Matchday Central: Decision Day presented by AT&T Pregame Show.”
From midtown Manhattan, Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre and General Manager Mike Jacobs joined Inter Miami CF Managing Owner & CEO Jorge Mas and Sporting Director Paul McDonough to select priorities in the five available player acquisition mechanisms.
· Video Highlights: 2019 MLS Expansion Priority Draft
· Nashville SC Soundbytes: CEO Ian Ayre and General Manager Mike Jacobs
· Quote sheet (attached): General Manager Mike Jacobs and CEO Ian Ayre
An opening coin toss awarded Nashville with the second pick, which was used to select No. 1 position in Allocation Ranking Order and the Penultimate position in the MLS Re-Entry and End-of-Year Waiver Order. Miami selected priority in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft and the 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas. The two clubs alternated subsequent picks until all five roster-building mechanisms were selected.
MLS Expansion Priority Draft Results
1. No.1 pick in 2019 MLS Expansion Draft: Inter Miami CF No. 1, Nashville SC No. 2
2. No.1 position in Allocation Ranking Order: Nashville SC No. 1, Inter Miami CF No. 2
3. No.1 pick in 2020 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas: Inter Miami CF No. 1, Nashville SC No. 2
4. Penultimate position in MLS Re-Entry and End-of-Year Waiver Order: Nashville SC No. 25, Inter Miami CF No. 26
5. Penultimate position in Discovery Player Ranking: Inter Miami CF No. 25, Nashville SC No. 26
The momentum for Nashville SC to strengthen its inaugural MLS roster will continue on Nov. 19 from Nashville with the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft, where the club will have the opportunity to select up to five current players from other MLS teams. Each current MLS team may protect up to 12 rostered players (11 in previous years) from inclusion on the eligible players list.
The complete list of players eligible for selection in the 2019 MLS Expansion Draft will be released on Saturday, Nov. 16.
Exempt clubs with players selected by FC Cincinnati in the 2018 Expansion Draft are D.C. United, Vancouver Whitecaps FC, FC Dallas, the Houston Dynamo, and the New York Red Bulls.
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About Nashville SC Nashville SC is Nashville’s professional soccer club and is in the midst of its second season in the USL Championship. The club will move to Major League Soccer in 2020. For more information, visit NashvilleSC.com and follow the club at @NashvilleSC on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Spotify.