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Nashville SC: Walker Zimmerman continues MLS-first approach

While some teams around the league invested in record-breaking signings and chased after big names, Nashville SC has stood strong. After a successful Expansion Draft and SuperDraft which saw the additions of Jack Maher, Alistair Johnston, Elliot Panicco, Joe Willis, and Daniel Lovitz to name a few, the roster began to take shape.

But after a very quiet offseason since then, it was clear this club was taking a different approach to building their team, an approach that just needed a little time and domestic focus.

When you look at the trend of the rest of MLS, this approach — having only one Designated Player on the roster, largely focusing on MLS players — is troubling considering the important role the DP slots and international players have played in successful MLS teams.