MLS Transfer Updates: Dax McCarty to Nashville, Quakes Sign Second Youngest Player in League History

Expansion side Nashville SC adds veteran Dax McCarty from Chicago while San Jose signs 14-year-old goalkeeper Emmanuel Ochoa as MLS off-season's transfer action kicks off. In other news, David Villa has confirmed his involvement in a new USL team based in Queens, New York.
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As Seattle continues to celebrate its recent MLS Cup victory, the rest of the league continues to build and strengthen for next year's campaign. After expansion side Inter Miami acquired Victor Ulloa from FC Cincinnati, Nashville SC responded by adding veteran Dax McCarty from Chicago. The club also sent $50,000 in General Allocation Money, $50,000 in Targeted Allocation Money (TAM) and a second-round pick in the 2021 SuperDraft to the Fire. In addition, it also added LA Galaxy defender Dave Romney to its roster. The Galaxy will receive an additional $50,000 in GAM if Romney meets certain performance requirements.

"“I’m incredibly excited to be involved in Nashville SC’s inaugural MLS season,” said Romney. “It’s such a unique experience. You are at the ground floor of shaping what the club’s legacy will be for years to come. It’s something I’ve always been intrigued about doing and I couldn’t be happier that it’s in an amazing city with such a passionate fanbase.” 

Meanwhile San Jose signed 14-year-old goalkeeper Emmanuel Ochoa on a Homegrown Contract, making him the second-youngest player ever to sign for an MLS club and the youngest through the league's HP rule.

A New USL Team in Queens

In other news, Former NYCFC star, league MVP and Spanish legend David Villa confirmed earlier reports from ESPN's Jeff Carlisle and originally from The Athletic's Pablo Maurer he's a lead investor in a USL Championship expansion team, which is headed to Queens, NY.

Queensboro FC aims to play in 2021 in a new stadium at York College in Jamaica, Queens and some other fixtures at New York Mets' Citi Field. 

"Bringing professional football to Queens' diverse community is an exciting and unique opportunity,” Villa said in his statement. “The beautiful game already lives here, thanks to the melting pot of cultures who are so passionate about the sport. I can't think of a better place for QBFC to grow. I'm proud to be part of this project.”