Defender Nick Hinds made 60 appearances with Tacoma Defiance in the Championship since joining the club in 2018 before being acquired by Nashville SC this past February. | Photo courtesy Isaiah J. Downing / Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC
AUSTIN, Texas – Austin Bold FC announced on Thursday the club had acquired goalkeeper Elliot Panicco and defender Nick Hinds on loan from Major League Soccer’s Nashville SC, pending league and federation approval.
“Elliot and Nick are two incredibly talented players and we’re happy to have them with The Bold this season. They have both proven themselves multiple times, with Elliot at the collegiate level and Nick within USL Championship, and we’re excited to see what they can do in 2021,” said Austin Bold FC Head Coach Marcelo Serrano. “I’ll like to thank the Nashville SC organization for trusting us with two of their young rising players.”
Pannicco impressed during his collegiate career at UNC-Charlotte, where he was named the 2019 Conference USA Goalkeeper of the Year and finished with a school record of 35 shutouts. Nashville SC selected Panicco with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2020 Major League Soccer SuperDraft. The 24-year-old was signed to an MLS contract in 2020 and is yet to make his debut with Nashville SC.
Hinds spent time in the Seattle Sounders FC academy before playing collegiately with the University of Akron. During his two seasons with the Zips, he helped lead the team to back-to-back conference championships. Hinds then signed with the Championship’s Tacoma Defiance in 2018 and made 60 appearances for the club before being acquired this past February by Nashville, which traded for his Homegrown Player rights with Sounders FC.