Nashville SC continues to bolster its roster as it inches closer and closer to the Feb 4 home exhibition against Atlanta United. The Club announced Tuesday morning the addition of three new players being brought in. This brings the roster total up to 21 now.
It makes sense that the three players Nashville SC just brought on are defenders and an attacker, after loading up on midfield players over the past couple of weeks. Let’s take a look at these new players and what they can possibly bring to the club.
ROPAPA MENSAH, Forward
Summary: Mensah comes from Ghanaian club Inter Allies on loan, with an option to sign with Nashville SC. For those unfamiliar with the loan concept in soccer, a club basically agrees to lend the services of a player to another club for an extended period of time. Mensah, who led Harrisburg City Islanders– Now Penn FC– in goals scored with seven in 19 apperances in 2017, will provide an offensive spark. He has a strong awareness inside the box of where he and his teammates are, and can put the ball in the back of the net in a variety of different ways.
LONDON WOODBERRY, Defender
Summary: Like many players in the Nashville defense already, Woodberry has his fair share of MLS experience already under his belt. After being brought up by FC Dallas’ youth academy, he made 46 apperances with the New England Revolution over the last three seasons. Woodberry has also seen some time on the international stage, making three apperances for the U.S. Men’s National Team U-18 team en route to the team’s 2008 Gold Medal at the Australian International Olympic Festival. Woodberry’s experience certainly gives him a leg-up on some of his teammates, and we’ll see moving forward if that experience can help protect Nashville SC from conceding any goals.
JORDAN DUNSTAN, Defender
SUMMARY: Dunstan doesn’t have to travel too far for his new club, as he comes from Chattanooga FC of the National Premier Soccer League. He also played collegiately at Bryan College from 2014-2017 in Dayton, Tn. The Canadian should bring lots of energy to practices to prove that he deserves a spot in Gary Smith’s rotation.