Nashville SC, Charlie Dennis part ways after knee surgery

Charlie DennisNashville Soccer Club has parted ways with midfielder Charlie Dennis, the team announced Friday.

Dennis is a rookie from England who played two seasons for Palm Beach University after starting his college career at Shorter University. He scored 31 goals at the college level after representing England at the U-16, U-17 and U-18 levels.

Before the opening friendly against Atlanta United, the team announced Dennis would not play in the match due to injury. He never saw action in subsequent games, either.

According to the team’s news release, “Nashville SC and Charlie Dennis have mutually agreed to terminate the midfielder’s contract due to a season-ending injury. The club wishes Charlie the best in his future soccer endeavors.”

Dennis was interviewed by the Palm Beach Post at the Honda Classic PGA tournament in West Palm Beach, Florida on Feb. 25. According to his interview, Dennis was on crutches and said he was in West Palm Beach to rehab after surgery on Feb. 6 for a torn knee ligament.

The team announced Dennis’s signing on January 23 along with Martim Galvao and Ramone Howell.

Charlie compares very well to Brek Shea, a naturally left-footed player with very good pace and power,” Nashville SC Head Coach Gary Smith said at the time. “He has played a number of positions in his young career, but it’s as an attacking wide player that I see his best attributes coming to the forefront.”

Dennis was expected to provide depth for the squad rather than serving as a regular contributor.

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