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Red Bulls acquire D Dylan Nealis from Nashville

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Jul 17, 2021; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville SC defender Dylan Nealis (18) passes the ball while defended by Chicago Fire defender Jonathan Bornstein (3) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 17, 2021; Nashville, TN, USA; Nashville SC defender Dylan Nealis (18) passes the ball while defended by Chicago Fire defender Jonathan Bornstein (3) during the second half at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Red Bulls acquired defenseman Dylan Nealis from Nashville SC on Thursday for $125,000 in general allocation money.

The amount back to Nashville could surge to $200,000 if performance markers are met.

“I am pleased to see the addition of Dylan to our team,” RBNY coach Gerhard Struber said in a statement. “His ability to get forward into the attack and create for his team will be helpful. He also understands the defensive side, takes pride in his defending and shutting down attacking players.”

Nealis joins his brother, Sean, in the backfield for the Red Bulls.

Nealis, 23, has spent the last two seasons in MLS, first with Inter Miami then with Nashville SC. Since being drafted third overall in 2020 MLS SuperDraft, Nealis has tallied 12 starts and 23 total appearances with 1,252 minutes played.

–Field Level Media