Dave Romney

Can a player be underrated if observers consistently point out that he’s underrated? Not if he’s Dave Romney, the only Nashville SC outfield player who, as of press time, has played every minute of every game in the club’s Major League Soccer history. The 28-year-old doesn’t grab the spotlight of his main central defense partner Walker Zimmerman or show up in highlights the way outside backs Dan Lovitz and Alistair Johnston regularly do. But that’s the point: Every good team needs an anchor who quietly does his job, rarely makes mistakes and almost always is in the right spot at the right time. For doing that, Romney is worth his weight in gold.

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