ACQUIRED: Signed with Minnesota United on 7.10.2017
Nicholson joined MNUFC on July 10, 2017 and went on to feature in 12 games (eight starts) in his first season stateside, tallying one goal and one assist.
The Scotland native came up through Hearts’ youth academy, joining the senior team at the beginning of the 2013–14 season. He played a major role in helping the club earn promotion to the Premiership the following year, scoring a career-high five goals along with six assists.
He played nearly every match in the team's return to the Scottish top flight, generating a number of scoring chances for Hearts en route to a third-place finish and a spot in the Europa League. Nicholson was also a big part of the club’s run to the quarterfinals of the League Cup that year, assisting on half of Hearts’ goals in the tournament and scoring one himself.
2018: Made first start on March 3 at SJ...Scored first goal of the year on March 17 vs CHI...Provided first assist of the year on April 22 at SEA
2017: Made MLS debut on July 22 vs NY ... Scored first goal in MLS on September 30 at HOU ... Provided first assist of the year on October 3 at ATL
INTERNATIONAL: Nicholson has had numerous call-ups to Scotland’s youth national teams and took part in the under-21 squad’s European Championship qualification campaign.