Nashville SC, Liam Doyle Agree to Mutually Part Ways
NASHVILLE -- Nashville Soccer Club announced this afternoon that the club has mutually parted ways with defender Liam Doyle. The 27-year-old from the Isle of Man was an original member of Nashville SC, signing prior to the club's inaugural professional season in 2018.
In his two years with Nashville, Doyle made 54 appearances with the club, including a team-high 53 starts. He scored one goal and added four assists as a centerback. He was a centerpiece of Nashville's second-ranked USL Championship defense last season, playing the most minutes of any outfield player in Championship matches.
This season, Doyle has 17 appearances and starts and boasts the fourth-most minutes played on the team. Doyle was not named in the matchday squad in Nashville SC's most recent match as the club has added two centerbacks on loan in July for the rest of the season in Jimmy Ockford and Forrest Lasso, who both started last time out.
Fans will always remember Doyle for his role in the club's first ever goal against Atlanta United in the 2018 preseason. Doyle played a perfect long ball to the head of Tucker Hume who flicked forward to Alan Winn. Winn crossed to Ropapa Mensah who buried the shot to pandemonium at First Tennessee Park.
Doyle's lone goal for Nashville SC was also a beaut as he scored from outside the box on a low, driving free kick past the Charleston Battery keeper in May of 2018. That goal earned Nashville SC an important road result against a team that went on to make the USL Cup Playoffs.
Nashville SC will return to the pitch on Saturday night in Kansas City against Swope Park Rangers at 7 p.m. Fans can head to Nashville SC's watch party at HQ Beercade on 2nd Ave.
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