Orlando Pride trade Jordyn Listro to Kansas City in exchange for future draft pick


Courtesy of Orlando Pride

The Orlando Pride continued to adjust their roster ahead of April’s 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup competition.

On Tuesday, the team announced the trade of Canadian midfielder Jordyn Listro to incoming NWSL expansion side Kansas City in exchange for a third-round pick of the 2022 draft.

“Jordyn has been a consummate professional during her time with the Pride, putting in the work every day since joining us for the Fall Series last season and being a great teammate for the locker room,” Orlando Pride General Manager Ian Fleming said in a statement.

Fleming added: “Jordyn’s short-term goals have evolved positively as a result of her recent international call-ups and we’re happy to come to a deal that not only provides her with an opportunity to meet those goals, but that gives the Pride a valuable asset for the future. We want to wish her the best of luck in Kansas City and thank her for all she has given to the Club and community over the last year.”

The future third-round draft pick could convert to a 2022 or 2023 second round pick, acording to the release sent out by the Pride

Listro, 25, played with the Pride in the 2020 NWSL Fall Series after signing a short-term contract. But after an impressive outing in the competition, Orlando officially signed Listro to a one-year contract with an additional option year in January.

The midfielder, who played college soccer at the University of South Florida in Tampa, suddenly received a call-up to the Canadian women’s national team for the SheBelieves Cup in February where she became a regular fix.

Orlando kicks off its run in the NWSL Challenge Cup on Saturday, April 10 on the road against expansion side Racing Louisville at Lynn Family Stadium. The match will kickoff at 7 p.m. ET and will stream on Paramount Plus.

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