MLS Moves: NYCFC signs Allsvenskan Defender of the Year

New York City FC made its first signing of the offseason when it picked up Swedish right back Anton Tinnerholmon a free transfer from Allsvenskan champion Malmo FF.



Tinnerholm, 26, was named the 2017 Allsvenskan Defender of the Year. He has seven caps and will join NYCFC after attending a Swedish winter camp in preparation for the 2018 World Cup.

“As soon as I heard NYCFC was interested, I really wanted to join,” Tinnerholm, the 2017 Allsvenskan Defender of the Year, told NYCFC.com. "I spoke to [head coach Patrick Vieira] and there are ambitions to go and win the title and I’m a player who always wants to play in a top team."

Tinnerholm play for Malmo in the 2015 UEFA Champions League group stage against Real Madrid, Paris St. Germain and Shakhtar Donetsk.

2018 New York City FC roster:
Goalkeepers: Sean Johnson, *Andre Rawls
Defenders: Maxime Chanot, Alexander Callens, *Ronald Matarrita, James Sands, *Ben Sweat, Anton Tinnerholm (Malmo FF/SWE, free agent)
Midfielders: Alex Ring, *Kwame Awuah, Yangel Herrera (on loan from Man. City until Dec. 31, 2017), Maxi Moralez, Tommy McNamara.
Forwards: David Villa, Jack Harrison, Rodney Wallace, Jonathan Lewis, *Khiry Shelton.
*2018 options picked up.

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