The Orlando Pride have acquired an international roster spot from the Chicago Red Stars for the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season, the team announced Tuesday.
In exchange for the roster spot, Chicago receives Orlando’s second-round selection in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.
The Pride, which finished their inaugural NWSL season in second-to-last place, have made several off-season moves ahead of the 2017 campaign, including the signing of U.S. women’s national team defender Ali Krieger in November. Krieger is coming off a 2016 season in which she led the Washington Spirit to the NWSL final as the team’s captain.
This year, Orlando will play its matches in Orlando City SC’s new 25,500-seat stadium, which is set to open March 5 for the start of the Major League Soccer (MLS) season.
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JUST IN: The Pride have acquired an international roster spot from Chicago via trade. #FilledWithPride
— Orlando Pride (@ORLPride) February 14, 2017
The 2017 NWSL season begins in April.