NASHVILLE (Aug. 13, 2020) –Nashville Soccer Club announced today the acquisition of winger Alex Muyl from the New York Red Bulls in exchange for Nashville’s 2020 and 2021 international picks and an additional $50,000 in GAM in 2021, if Muyl meets certain performance-based metrics. The winger is set to join Nashville as the club resumes its inaugural season in Major League Soccer on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at FC Dallas.
“Alex displays all the qualities we look for in a player as we continue to build the foundation of our club,” commented Nashville SC General Manager Mike Jacobs. “He is a proven winner, industrious, and is an absolute nightmare to play against. His ability to create and finish scoring chances makes him a constant threat.”
The NYRB Homegrown Player joins Nashville after four full seasons with the Red Bulls’ senior squad. During his time there, Muyl appeared in 113 Regular Season matches, playing a vital role in New York’s success which saw the Red Bulls win the MLS Supporter’s Shield with a record of 22-7-5 and 71 points in 2018.
A proven reliability for the Red Bulls, Muyl appeared in a minimum of 24 MLS Regular Season matches in every season he was in New York. In 2019 Muyl began the year with three Champions League starts and became the 24th player in Red Bull franchise history to tally at least 10 goals and 10 assists.
In the 2018 Supporters Shield winning campaign, Muyl tied his career high with 30 appearances. The winger started all five Champions League matches and scored the eventual game-winning goal in Leg 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Columbus Crew SC.
Nashville made history on Wednesday night after the club earned its first MLS win in franchise history with a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas after David Accam’s 86th minute game-winning goal. Nashville SC and FC Dallas will wrap up its two-match series with FC Dallas in Frisco, Texas on Sunday as part of the league’s continuation of regular season play plan.
Following this series, the Boys in Gold will face Southeastern regional foes Atlanta United FC, Inter Miami CF and Orlando City SC as part of a six-match schedule through Sept. 12. The remainder of the schedule will be announced by early September.
Transaction: Nashville SC acquires Alex Muyl from New York Red Bulls in exchange for Nashville’s 2020 and 2021 international picks and an additional $50,000 in GAM in 2021, if Muyl meets certain performance-based metrics.
Birthdate: Sept. 30, 1995
Hometown: Manhattan, New York
Nationality: United States
Last club: New York Red Bulls
How Acquired: Acquired in trade with New York Red Bulls on Aug. 9 in exchange for Nashville’s 2020 and 2021 international picks and an additional $50,000 in GAM in 2021, if Muyl meets certain performance-based metrics.