Who is Nashville SC's newest signing, Alex Muyl?

By Ben Sundock
Aug. 12, 2020

Nashville SC made a trade on Tuesday that flew severely under the radar.

The Boys in Gold swapped an international roster spot for the 2020 and 2021 season for 24-year-old winger Alex Muyl from New York Red Bulls.

The restructured MLS secondary transfer window opened today and will remain open until October 29. Muyl featured in 121 games for the Red Bulls after making his debut for the club in 2016.

He is a talented player who uses his pace and ability to play in space to create chances. Muyl is also multi-faceted and could play an immediate role for NSC. He can play on either wing or even as an attacking midfielder if needed.

He has been consistently making appearances in the New York lineup since making that debut in 2016 and has totaled 12 goals and 13 assists in his career.

Nashville is doing a good job limiting their international roster spots and using them as trading pieces in the market, which is a good thing since no players are being lost.

Remember, Nashville sent another international roster spot to LAFC when they acquired center back Walker Zimmerman, another American talent who has stunning in MLS for several years.

This move could have also been made keeping in mind that captain Dax McCarty actually played with Alex Muyl during the winger's first season with the Red Bull first team in 2016. That connection could help the player settle in quicker.

Even though he only appeared twice as a substitute at the MLS is Back tournament in the group stage, there is plenty of upside surrounding Muyl. He could quickly become a super-sub while he learns Gary Smith's system and gets acclimated with his new teammates.