The Orlando Pride announced on Tuesday an update to their preseason roster ahead of next month’s NWSL Challenge Cup.
The Pride announced that forward Abi Kim (pictured above) was signed to a two-year contract with an option for an additional year. Kim was drafted by the Pride in the 2020 NWSL Draft, but did not play with the team last season. Instead, the team sent her on loan to Fiorentina Women’s FC, where she appeared in seven matches, scoring two goals.
As for Orlando’s four 2021 NWSL draft picks — Viviana Villacorta, Mikayla Colohan, Kerry Abello and Kaylie Collins — they remain with their respective universities, which are competing in the NCAA spring season. The Pride will retain the NWSL rights to all four players.
The Pride also added two new non-roster players invited to preseason camp: Goalkeeper Gabby English and defender Lauren Silver. Both are local Floridians, with English a grad of Winter Park High. These two join Ally Haran, who is a NRI that has been with the team since preseason began.
Orlando are scheduled to play their first preseason match in a closed-door friendly on Wednesday against incoming NWSL expansion side Kansas City.
Orlando Pride preseason roster (as of March 2, 2021):
Goalkeepers (4): Gabby English (NRI), Ashlyn Harris (ALL/USA), Erin McLeod (ALL/CAN), Brittany Wilson
Defenders (9): Ally Haran (NRI), Ali Krieger (ALL/USA), Carrie Lawrence, Phoebe McClernon, Courtney Petersen, Konya Plummer (INTL/JAM), Toni Pressley, Ali Riley, Lauren Silver (NRI)
Midfielders (8): Meggie Dougherty Howard, Gunny Jónsdóttir, Taylor Kornieck, Jordyn Listro, Jade Moore (INTL/ENG), Erika Tymrak, Marisa Viggiano, Chelsee Washington
Forwards (5): Abi Kim, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan (ALL/USA), Crystal Thomas, Marta Vieira da Silva (INTL/BRA)
ALL: Denotes 2021 Allocated Player
INTL: Denotes International Player
NRI: Non-Roster Invitee
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