Yesterday, Nashville SC put out a tweet that got everyone in Middle Tennessee buzzing.
If you look closely under Christiano Ronaldo’s left side, you’ll notice their trickey and that their word was held true. The club announced the signing of Martim Galvao Tuesday. Galvao was one of three signings announced by the club Tuesday, which will conclude Nashville SC’s roster expanditure.
Considered one of the club’s top youth prospects, the Portuguese midfielder spent the past year playing in the Nashville SC U23 side in the USL Premier Development League. He made 13 appearances, logging 995 minutes played, scoring seven goals and dishing out four assists. He was also a collegiate star at Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, scoring 22 goals and adding 45 assists during his collegiate career, earning NCAA D-II All-American honors twice along the way.
Fans of Nashville SC can look forward to Galvao possibly making an immediate impact on the club. He may not be a starter immediately, but he has enough talent to provide a spark as a sub in certain situations. Here’s a couple of highlights of him when he was a member of the U23 squad.
In addition to Galvao, the club has signed Ramone Howell and Charlie Dennis. Dennis scored 15 goals and nine assists in two years at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and was named a United Soccer Coaches All-American and Div. II Conference Commissioners Association South Region Player of the Year and All-American his senior year, when he helped guide the Sailfish to a 9-0- 1 conference record and top-10 national ranking.
Howell comes from Valparaiso, where he scored seven goals and seven assists during his collegiate career.
Nashville SC has also announced Oumar Ballo will not be joining Nashville SC in 2018 due to visa complications.