Nashville SC continues to make history even before playing their first game in the USL.
The Club announced Wednesday that it has completed its first transfer, acquiring former San Antonio FC midfielder and captain Michael Reed. His transfer fee has not been announced yet.
For those new to the transfer rule, a transfer occurs when a club pays a certain amount to acquire the services of a player who currently plays on another club who is still under contract. The contract is then picked up by the club who obtains the new player after paying a transfer fee.
Reed brings some valuable experience to an upstart midfield that, prior to his signing, only had four players for that position on the Nashville SC roster. He was a constant staple for San Antonio FC, appearing in 27 games and starting in 24 as captain in 2017.
Reed was also a pivotal part in helping guide San Antonio FC to a second place finish in the Western Conference, and an appearance in the quarterfinals of the USL cup. He tallied five goals and four assists during his two years in South Texas.
Luckily for Reed, he’s coming into a situation where there are a lot of familiar faces around him. Reed played for Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith in 2015 as a member of the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL, where he was teammates with midfielder Josh Hughes, defender Kosuke Kimura, and keeper C.J. Cochran. He also played at Minnesota United with recent signing Justin Davis.
Reed will certainly look to be one of the favorites to land a starting gig in the midfield.