Tah Brian Anunga will join Major League Soccer side, Nashville SC, prior to the start of their inaugural season in the league following a completed medical.
Charleston has agreed to a significant transfer fee, for a USL team, with the Major League Soccer club. The deal also includes incentives based on appearances and a sell-on percentage. “We wish Tah the greatest of success in Nashville,” said Chief Operating Officer Mike Kelleher. “We thank him for his services to the club and look forward to providing the platform for many more young players, like Tah, in reaching their full potential.”
Anunga joined the Battery prior to the start of the 2017 season quickly establishing himself as one of Charleston's most consistent and reliable midfield players. In all, Anunga made seventy-eight starts for the Battery logging over 6,800 minutes in eighty-five appearances. Under the direction of coach Michael Anhaeuser, Anunga showcased his ability to control the midfield and developed into one of the best midfielders in the USL Championship.
"I'm excited, it's always good to be part of something new," Anunga said ahead of his move to the Music City. "It's been great in Charleston, especially working with coach Mike and coach Dusty driving me everyday on and off the pitch." Anunga was named to the 2018 USL All-League First Team in arguably his best season in Charleston.
Anunga joins a growing list of Battery players that have made the move to Major League Soccer following their time playing professionally in the Lowcountry. Most recently, midfielders Justin Portillo and Maikel Chang joined Real Salt Lake while Forrest Lasso spent time with FC Cincinnati during the club's inaugural season in MLS. "That's been the goal, to try and play at the highest level," said Anunga.