The Quakes hot stove has heated up with a trade.
First up this past weekend Nick Lima has been dealt to expansion outfit Austin FC for $500k of General Allocation Money. The team, which is scheduled to debut in 2021, is currently assembling a roster to compete in MLS.
Also, in the Austin FC expansion draft forward Danny Hoesen was picked along with Jared Stroud (midfielder New York Red Bulls), Brady Scott (goalkeeper Nashville), Joe Corona (midfielder LA Galaxy), and Kamal Miller (defender Orlando City). Hoesen, who was out of contract and was not tendered a new one with the Quakes, joins Lima with the hope of making the team and playing for their upcoming inaugural season.
With the pick, the Quakes are exempt from having a player selected in the 2022 draft with Charlotte FC slated to debut that year. Also an addition $50k of General Allocation Money was received for the exposed pick.
Oswaldo Alanis will be returning for the 2021 season. That deal was announced on December 9.
Once again Doug at The Beautiful Blog has the deets on the Roots and the direction they plan to take in their USL Championship debut next year. In addition to the players who will be joining the club either from the old NISA outfit or elsewhere, the team plans to take the field in May when fans are allowed safely back into the stadium. Also some upgrades will be coming to Laney College. Check it out.