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Nashville SC sign Amar Sejdic, FC Cincinnati add Pavel Bucha to midfield

Sejdic is the newest Nashville SC player

Clubs around Major League Soccer continue to add to their rosters with the 2024 campaign less than two weeks away.

Two clubs from both conferences have made additions to their backlines by bringing in experienced defenders, while a former CF Montreal and Atlanta United player has joined Nashville SC.

Here’s all the latest MLS transfer news you may have missed.

Sejdic is the newest Nashville SC player

Sejdic is the newest Nashville SC player / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville SC have signed free-agent midfielder Amar Sejdic to a to a one-year contract through the 2024 season with an option for 2025.

Sejdic arrives at GEODIS Park having spent the last three seasons with rivals Atlanta United. Prior to his time with the Five Stripes, Sejdic suited up for Canadian outfit CF Montreal.

“Amar is a connector in midfield who is outstanding in possession and balances the other central players on our roster really well,” Nashville general manager Mike Jacobs said in a release. 

“His mentality on the field as well as in the locker room makes him a really strong fit for our group.”

The 27-year-old has managed 78 league appearances and lifted the 2019 Canadian Championship with Montreal.

Pavel Bucha

Bucha joins the Supporters’ Shield winners / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

FC Cincinnati have secured the signing of midfielder Pavel Bucha from Viktoria Plzen on a three-year deal through the 2026 season with an option for 2027.

The 25-year-old departs his native Czech Republic after managing 161 appearances for Viktoria, scoring 28 goals in the process. Bucha also suited up for Mlada Boleslav and Slavia Prague in the Czech top flight.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Pavel to the club,” Cincinnati general manager Chris Albright said in a statement.

“His understanding of the game, ability to cover ground, and experience at the top levels of European soccer make him a valuable addition. He’s also an exceptional teammate who will fit seamlessly into the group.”

David Brekalo

Orlando strengthens their backline with the addition of Brekalo / Soobum Im/GettyImages

Orlando City have signed center-back David Brekalo from Norwegian outfit Viking through the 2027 campaign with an option for 2028.

Brekalo makes the switch to Major League Soccer after spending his entire professional career thus far in Europe with NK Bravo in his native Slovenia and Viking. The 25-year-old registered 112 appearances for Bravo before joining Viking in August 2021, where he suited up 74 times.

“We’re very excited to be able to bring David to Orlando and to have him…

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