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Nashville SC acquire Bwana from Sounders

Field Level Media
22 Oct 2020, 04:05 GMT+10

Expansion Nashville SC acquired forward Handwalla Bwana from the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday in exchange for midfielder Jimmy Medranda as well as $225,000 in General Allocation Money, the teams announced.

Bwana, 21, has recorded one goal and one assist in five matches this season. He has four goals and three assists in 32 career contests with the Sounders.

"Handwalla is one of the exciting young attacking prospects in the league, and we feel very fortunate to be able to add him to our group," Nashville general manager Mike Jacobs said in a club statement. "His ability to threaten defenses both on and off the ball makes him a constant attacking presence, and his work rate on both sides of the ball make him a menace to play against."

Medranda, 26, has made one appearance with Nashville since being selected by the club in the 2019 Expansion Draft.

He has collected five goals and as many assists in his previous 96 MLS matches with Sporting Kansas City (2013-19).

"We would like to thank Handwalla for his contributions to our organization, and we wish him success in the next step of his journey with Nashville," said Garth Lagerwey, the Sounders general manager and president of soccer.

"We are pleased to welcome Jimmy to the club, and we look forward to working him into our squad as quickly as possible. Additionally, the General Allocation Money being acquired as part of this agreement gives us valuable roster flexibility for the future."

--Field Level Media

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