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Nashville SC acquire defender Dylan Nealis in trade with Inter Miami


Nashville SC have acquired defender Dylan Nealis in a trade with Inter Miami CF, it was announced on Saturday.

Miami will receive $175,000 in General Allocation Money and an additional $50,000 if Nealis meets certain performance-based metrics. The No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 MLS SuperDraft is signed through the 2021 season with options for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.

Nealis joins a staunch Nashville SC defense, which set a record for an expansion side with a goals-against average of 0.956 per game in 2020.

“Dylan is an outstanding defender who can contribute on both sides of the ball and has the potential to fit into our group really well,” Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs said in a release. “He has a lot of the positive attributes we look for in players and will be a welcome addition.”

Nealis joined Inter Miami via the 2020 SuperDraft after a standout four-year career at Georgetown, which saw him lead the Hoyas to the 2019 NCAA Division I national title and get named as a MAC Hermann Trophy finalist as a senior. Nealis was also the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, named to the All-Big East First Team and earned United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American honors.

The 22-year-old was a regular for Inter Miami during the club's 2020 expansion season, starting 10 of his 19 appearances and logging 1,103 minutes.