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Nashville SC Signs Four

November 22, 2019 - Major League Soccer (MLS) - Nashville SC News Release

NASHVILLE - Nashville Soccer Club announced today the signing of midfielder Matt LaGrassa, defenders Ken Tribbett and Taylor Washington and forward Alan Winn from the USL Championship. The foursome moves to Major League Soccer after playing for Nashville SC's USL Championship side.

"We are really proud of Matt, Ken, Taylor and Alan for what they've been able to provide during the course of these past two USL Championship seasons, and excited for them to continue their development on this journey into Major League Soccer," said Nashville SC General Manager Mike Jacobs.

LaGrassa, one of Nashville SC's first USL Championship signings, served an integral part in the club's game plan, helping Nashville reach the playoffs in back-to-back seasons. A resolute and hard-working central midfielder, who has amassed 65 appearances with the Boys in Gold (57 starts), LaGrassa brings a defensive determination in the middle of the field as well as an ability to recover possession and create attacking chances in transition.

Tribbett was an important part of Nashville SC's defensive line in 2019. A determined, reliable defender, his versatility allowed him to play as a center back and a defensive midfielder interchangeably. Even from his place on the back line, Tribbett contributed to the offensive agenda, registering four goals and two assists in the course of 25 matches (22 starts) with the club. Coming into MLS, Tribbett spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons with Philadelphia Union, registering 24 matches (20 starts) while helping the Union reach the 2016 playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Washington brings an appreciation and willingness to defend as well as an aggressiveness to join into the attack. A bright left-footed defender, Washington featured regularly with 62 appearances (50 starts) in Nashville's last two seasons in the league. Prior to his time in the USL Championship, the defender captained D.C. United's U-23 side before being drafted with the 23rd overall pick by the Philadelphia Union in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft.

A young dynamic attacking player capable of breaking down opponents with his skill and speed on the ball, Winn has proven his worth with 55 appearances (35 starts) during the past two seasons. Quick on offense and able to drop back and play defensively, Winn's pace and ability to read the field earned him seven goals and four assists. Prior to joining Nashville SC in Feb. 2018, Winn was drafted by the Colorado Rapids as the 25th overall pick during the 2018 MLS SuperDraft.

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Transaction: Nashville SC signs midfielder Matt LaGrassa, defenders Ken Tribbett and Taylor Washington and forward Alan Winn.

MATT LAGRASSA

Position: Midfielder

Height: 6-0

Weight: 174

Birthdate: Jan. 27, 1993

Age: 26

Hometown: Elk Grove, Calif.

Nationality: United States of America

Last club: Nashville SC (USL Championship)

How Acquired: Signed by Nashville SC on Nov. 22, 2019

KEN TRIBBETT

Position: Defender

Height: 6-2

Weight: 170

Birthdate: Aug. 25, 1992

Age: 27

Hometown: Centennial, Colorado

Nationality: United States of America

Last club: Nashville SC (USL Championship)

How Acquired: Signed by Nashville SC on Nov. 22, 2019

TAYLOR WASHINGTON

Position: Defender

Height: 5-10

Weight: 174

Birthdate: Aug. 16, 1993

Age: 26

Hometown: Somers, New York

Nationality: United States of America

Last club: Nashville SC (USL Championship)

How Acquired: Signed by Nashville SC on Nov. 22, 2019

ALAN WINN

Position: Forward

Height: 5-10

Weight: 165

Birthdate: Feb. 18, 1996

Age: 23

Hometown: Garland, Texas

Nationality: United States of America

Last club: Nashville SC (USL Championship)

How Acquired: Signed by Nashville SC on Nov. 22, 2019

****NASHVILLE SC PLAYERS AS OF NOV. 22, 2019

Name Position Birthday Nationality Last Club Signed Roster

David Accam Midfielder Sept. 28, 1990 Ghana Columbus Crew SC May 16, 2019 Domestic

Jalil Anibaba Defender Oct. 19, 1988 United States of America New England Revolution Nov. 19, 2019 Domestic

Abu Danladi Forward Oct. 18, 1995 Ghana Minnesota United FC Nov. 19, 2019 Domestic

Aníbal Godoy Midfielder Feb. 10, 1990 Panama San Jose Earthquakes Aug. 7, 2019 Domestic

Derrick Jones Midfielder Mar. 3, 1997 United States of America Philadelphia Union May 9, 2019 Domestic

Matt LaGrassa Midfielder Jan. 27, 1993 United States of America Nashville SC Nov. 22, 2019 Domestic

Cameron Lancaster Forward Nov. 5, 1992 England Louisville City Dec. 20, 2018 International

Jimmy Medranda Defender Feb. 7, 1994 Colombia Sporting KC Nov. 19, 2019 Domestic

Randall Leal Midfielder Jan. 14, 1997 Costa Rica Deportiva Saprissa Sep. 6, 2019 International

Daniel Lovitz Defender Aug. 27, 1991 United States of America Montreal Impact Nov. 19, 2019 Domestic

Dax McCarty Midfielder April 30, 1987 United States of America Chicago Fire Nov. 12, 2019 Domestic

Hany Mukhtar Midfielder Mar. 21, 1995 Germany Brondby IF Aug. 27, 2019 International

Dave Romney Defender June 12, 1993 United States of America LA Galaxy Nov. 12, 2019 Domestic

Ken Tribbett Defender Aug. 25, 1992 United States of America Nashville SC Nov. 22, 2019 Domestic

Taylor Washington Defender Aug. 16, 1993 United States of America Nashville SC Nov. 22, 2019 Domestic

Daniel Ríos Forward Feb. 22, 1995 Mexico North Carolina FC Nov. 20, 2018 International

Joe Willis Goaleeper Aug. 10, 1988 United States of America Houston Dynamo Nov. 19, 2019 Domestic

Alan Winn Forward Feb. 18, 1996 United States of America Nashville SC Nov. 22, 2019 Domestic

Adrían Zendejas Goalkeeper Aug. 30, 1995 Sporting KC Sporting KC Nov. 19, 2019 Domestic

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