Angel City FC continues to build outs its roster ahead of the 2022 season, acquiring Savannah McCaskill from Racing Louisville FC in exchange for the No. 6 overall pick in the Saturday’s College Draft and $25,000 in allocation money.
“We are delighted to welcome Savannah McCaskill to Angel City FC,” ACFC Sporting Director Eni Aluko said in a statement. “Savannah is a highly technical and versatile midfielder that has a unique ability to create opportunities for her team and unlock opposition defenses. Savannah had a strong season this past season and her experience being part of an expansion team will serve us well in our first season.”
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McCaskill started 22 of the 23 games she appeared in for Racing Louisville in 2021, scoring one goal and adding three assists. Playing mostly in the attack, she recorded a 68 percent passing success rate and 31 key passes on the season.
Prior to her time in Louisville, McCaskill played in 18 games for the Chicago Red Stars and 26 games for Sky Blue FC, who selected her second overall in the 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft after the Boston Breakers folded. Over those 44 games, she scored four goals. McCaskill, 25, also has six caps with the U.S. women’s national senior team.
In a separate deal on Friday, Angel City acquired goalkeeper Brittany Wilson from the Orlando Pride in exchange for a 2023 fourth-round draft pick. The Pride have been active this offseason as they rebuild for the 2022 season, sending goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris and defender Ali Krieger to NJ/NY Gotham FC and Alex Morgan to San Diego FC.
Friday’s trade leaves the Pride with a goalkeeping depth chart of Erin McLeod and Kaylie Collins, the club’s 34th overall pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft.