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TRANSFER TRACKER STATUS: Trade

Nashville SC added more attacking help on Sunday, acquiring forward Ethan Zubak from the LA Galaxy in exchange for the club’s natural first-round pick (21st overall) in the 2022 MLS SuperDraft presented by adidas, it was announced as part of the league’s half-day trade window.

“Ethan has the potential to be a unique attacking player with his combination of athleticism and tenacity,” Nashville SC general manager Mike Jacobs said in a statement. “He is dangerous in and around the box and is a constant threat. He is a really good fit for our club.”

The 23-year-old, who was originally signed to a Homegrown contract by the Galaxy in 2019, had three goals and one assist in 36 regular-season appearances across three seasons after making the jump from Galaxy II, where he had 27 goals and six assists in 103 career regular-season appearances.

Zubak was credited with helping Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez thrive at the start of the 2021 season. The Mexican star had five goals in his first two games of the campaign, with Zubak helping create space as a secondary striker.

Zubak is the second forward Nashville SC added Sunday, also trading for veteran Teal Bunbury from the New England Revolution in exchange for up to $150,000 in General Allocation Money if certain performance-based incentives are met.

Nashville SC also acquired $250,000 in GAM from FC Dallas in exchange for an international slot after trading two international slots to Charlotte FC in exchange for $500,000 GAM.