Seattle Sounders have been able to increase the versatility in the squad by trading Handwalla Bwana to Nashville SC.Bwana recently made a request to be traded and this has resulted in Jimmy Medranda coming the opposite way. Seattle Sounders will be able to make a greater use ofthe new asset, as Medranda is particularly versatile whileBwana did not feature much towards the latter end of his Seattle days. There are also reports that Sounders might receive an allocation money.Bwana has not featured for Seattle in the last nine matches. GM Garth Lagerwey made the call to Nashville and made the best offer forMedranda.
“It was a strong opinion from Garth and myself that we would have preferred to keep Bwana here. If a player doesn’t want to be here, we make decisions that are best for the club and player. Any coach will tell you they want to have players who believe and work and fight and play for their positions. He felt there was a logjam with Jordan [Morris] playing in his position. That’s a decision that we made,” said Brian Schmetzer.