OL Reign continues to add to its roster, with the club confirming initial reports from The Athletic that the team has agreed to terms with Paris Saint-Germain for Jordyn Huitema.
The Canadian forward joins OL Reign from PSG in exchange for a transfer fee, which included allocation money. Huitema’s contract with OL Reign lasts through the 2023 NWSL season with an option to extend to 2024. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Jordyn has shown her ability to play at the highest level at both the club and international level,” OL Reign head coach Laura Harvey said in a statement. “We understand how much potential she has and think that she could have an important role on this team.”
The Canadian Olympic gold medalist has been with PSG since the start of her club career. As an 18-year-old in 2019, the forward opted out of attending college in favor of the pros. In 2021, she won the Division 1 Féminine title with PSG as well as the 2022 Coupe de France.
In 45 appearances with PSG, Huitema had six goals. She’s also made 49 international appearances for Canada, notching 14 goals.
She’s the second high-profile addition the Reign have made during the trade window, with the club also making a deal with Racing Louisville FC to acquire the rights to Tobin Heath.
They’ve also added Arsenal’s Kim Little off of loan this summer. Little is a two-time NWSL MVP, having won back-to-back awards in 2014 and 2015.
The Reign appear to be adding some much-needed scoring depth, as the team has only scored six goals through eight games despite having the second-most shots on goal this season.
This article has been updated to include OL Reign’s official release featuring Huitema’s signing.