Orlando Pride re-sign Kristen Edmonds, Carson Pickett and Emily van Egmond to new deals


The Orlando Pride continued building for the upcoming National Women’s Soccer League season.

Kristen Edmonds, Carson Pickett, and Emily van Egmond signed new one-year contracts with the Pride, the club announced Friday.

Pickett’s deal includes an option for an additional year.

“We’re very excited that Emily, Carson and Kristen have signed for the new season,” Orlando Pride coach Marc Skinner said. “Coming off a strong season in Australia, we are really pleased to have Emily back in Orlando and look forward to continuing her great form and showing all of her qualities in a Pride jersey.”

“It’s important that we continue to have players with technical qualities to compete at a really high level, and Carson fits that mold,” added Skinner. “Kristen has the ability to excel in 1v1 areas and this allows her to be a real threat. We’re looking forward to Kristen producing her best performances in the coming season.”

Other Pride news this week… 

Draft picks signed 

Defenders Courtney Petersen and Konya Plummer signed two-year contracts with an option for an additional year with the Pride on Tuesday.

Petersen and Plummer were selected as the No. 7 and No. 10 overall pick during January’s NWSL College Draft. Petersen was selected from the University of Virginia.

Plummer played recently with the UCF women’s soccer team.

Preseason schedule

Tues., March 24 at Florida State University
3:30 p.m.  | Seminole Soccer Complex
Sat., April 4 at University of Central Florida
12 p.m.  | UCF Soccer and Track Complex
Sat., April 11 vs. University of South Florida

The Pride will open up the 2020 NWSL season on Sunday, April 19 against Sky Blue FC at Exploria Stadium at 5 p.m.

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Photo: Terrance Coakley / Orlando Soccer Journal


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