Tah Brian Anunga has made 78 starts for the Charleston Battery since 2017.

Charleston Battery midfielder Tah Brian Anunga will join Major League Soccer side, Nashville SC, prior to the start of its inaugural season in the league following a completed medical.

Charleston has agreed to a significant transfer fee, for a USL team, with the Major League Soccer club. The deal also includes incentives based on appearances and a sell-on percentage.

“I’m excited, it’s always good to be part of something new,” said Anunga, who was named to the 2018 USL All-League First Team in arguably his best season in Charleston.. “It’s been great in Charleston, especially working with coach Mike and coach Dusty driving me everyday on and off the pitch.”

Anunga joined the Battery prior to the start of the 2017 season quickly establishing himself as one of Charleston’s most consistent and reliable midfield players. In all, Anunga made 78 starts for the Battery logging over 6,800 minutes in 85 appearances. Under the direction of coach Michael Anhaeuser, Anunga showcased his ability to control the midfield and developed into one of the best midfielders in the USL Championship.

“We wish Tah the greatest of success in Nashville,” Battery Chief Operating Officer Mike Kelleher said. “We thank him for his services to the club and look forward to providing the platform for many more young players, like Tah, in reaching their full potential.”

Anunga joins a growing list of Battery players that have made the move to Major League Soccer following their time playing professionally in the Lowcountry. Most recently, midfielders Justin Portillo and Maikel Chang joined Real Salt Lake while Forrest Lasso spent time with FC Cincinnati during the club’s inaugural season in MLS.

“That’s been the goal, to try and play at the highest level,” Anunga said.