Nashville SC Adds Fabrice-Jean ‘Fafà’ Picault, Trades For GAM & Pick In 2023 MLS SuperDraft

Nashville SC is making offseason moves before Thursday’s (Nov. 10) trade window closes. The team has acquired General Allocation Money (GAM), a pick in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft and traded for Houston Dynamo winger Fabrice-Jean “Fafà” Picault.

The club picked up Picault in exchange for $50,000 of its 2023 GAM, $50,000 of 2024 GAM and up to a conditional $150,000 in 2024 GAM if certain performance metrics are achieved.

Picault is coming off a two-year stretch in which the winger ranked seventh in MLS for most combined goals and assists since 2021 in his position, recording 18 goals and eight assists across the 2021-22 seasons. The 31-year-old is also ranked fourth in MLS wingers in 2021 with most goals scored.

After spending most of his senior career overseas, the native New Yorker joined MLS in 2017, making 168 MLS regular season appearances ,and amassing 42 goals and 22 assists. The speedster had a career-year in his first season in Houston, scoring a personal best 11 goals while tying his career-high in assists with five.

Prior to his arrival in MLS, Picault played in Europe from 2014 through 2017. He originally made the move to Czech First-Division AC Sparta Prague and then moved to FC St. Pauli in Germany where he contributed seven goals in 22 appearances.

Before the move for Picault, Nashville SC made a move to acquire $725,000 in 2023 GAM and a natural second-round pick in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft in exchange for four international spots.

Here are the details of the move:

  • $200,000 in GAM from St. Louis City SC
  • $175,000 in GAM and a natural second-round pick in the 2023 MLS SuperDraft, presented by adidas, from Chicago Fire FC
  • $175,000 in GAM from FC Dallas
  • $175,000 in GAM from Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Steven Boero