Sounders swap Ballard's Bwana to Nashville
By Tim Clinton
Ballard and University of Washington product Handwalla Bwana has been traded from the Seattle Sounders FC soccer team to Nashville SC it was announced Wednesday morning.
In return for the midfielder originally from Kenya the Sounders received defender/midfielder Jimmy Meranda from Colombia and $225,000 in General Allocation Money. An additional $25,000 could be received if Bwana meets certain performance standards in Nashville.
Seattle would also receive a percentage of any transfer fees if Bwana is moved out of Major League Soccer.
The homegrown player has participated in only five games in 2020 after getting in on 15 for last year's MLS championship team.
"We would like to thank Handwalla for his contributions to our organization and we wish him success in the next step of his journey with Nashville," said Sounders FC general manager and president of soccer Garth Lagerway.
Bwana contributed four goals and three assists in 1,234 minutes of play for the Sounders.