HOW ACQUIRED: Selected No. 10 overall in 2019 SuperDraft. Signed a Generation adidas contract
The 21-year-old defender made nine appearances, including one start, during his rookie season before undergoing successful surgery to repair a core muscle injury in late October. A left back, who can also feature on the right side of defense and midfield, he could push for first team minutes in 2020.
OUTSIDE MLS: He started in seven matches for the reigning USL League One champion North Texas Soccer Club, playing 630 minutes.
INTERNATIONAL: Nelson has been called up to U.S. youth national teams and competed in the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.
COLLEGE: Nelson played two seasons with North Carolina starting in 41 matches for the Tar Heels. He was named to the 2017 All-ACC Freshman team and named to the second-team All-ACC member during his sophomore year.