The New York Pink Bulls have accomplished the signing of Dylan Nealis from Nashville SC.
The 23-year-old right-back is the youthful brother of Pink Bulls center-back Sean Nealis and was initially picked up by Inter Miami within the 2020 MLS SuperDraft.
However after only one season with the Herons, wherein he made 20 appearances, he left to affix Nashville for $175k Basic Allocation Cash (GAM). His time in Tennessee has been irritating, although, with Nealis solely taking to the sphere 3 times in 2021.
He’ll hope for extra success alongside his brother with the Pink Bulls, who’ve paid $125k GAM up-front for his companies, with an extra $75k to come back if sure efficiency situations are reached.
“We’re happy so as to add Sean’s brother Dylan to our roster,” RBNY head of sport Kevin Thelwell mentioned in an official press launch. “Since Dylan has been drafted into the league, he has gained expertise on the skilled stage. We hope to see him proceed to develop and assist construct upon our defensive success from final season.”
Nealis will supply welcome reinforcements for the Pink Bulls within the right-back division after standout 2021 performer Kyle Duncan departed for Belgian facet KV Oostende on a free switch. The one-time United States worldwide was first amongst his teammates within the 2021 MLS common season for interceptions (59) and profitable dribbles (58), and second for tackles (146).
Head coach Gerhard Struber is especially excited to see how Nealis can supply help within the attacking third, a lot as Duncan did.
“I’m happy to see the addition of Dylan to our workforce,” mentioned the Austrian. “His capability to get ahead into the assault and create for his workforce might be useful. He additionally understands the defensive facet, takes pleasure in his defending and shutting down attacking gamers.”