The Orlando Pride have traded defender Ali Krieger and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris to NJ/NY Gotham FC, as first reported by The Athletic’s Meg Linehan.
New York’s Best Kept Secret Welcome to the club @Ashlyn_Harris and @alikrieger 👏 pic.twitter.com/a25zEl8Ao6— NJ/NY Gotham FC (@GothamFC) December 6, 2021
New York’s Best Kept Secret Welcome to the club @Ashlyn_Harris and @alikrieger 👏 pic.twitter.com/a25zEl8Ao6
In return, the Pride will receive a 2022 First Round Pick, a 2023 Third Round Pick and $50,000 in allocation money. The 2022 pick previously belonged to the Chicago Red Stars.
The Pride selected Harris in the 2016 expansion draft, and Krieger has been with the club since 2017.
This past season, Harris became the NWSL’s all-time saves leader, while Krieger appeared in 23 games and had a 78.4 percent pass success rate. She departs the club as their all-time appearance leader with 89 total appearances during her six years in Orlando.
“On behalf of the Club and the Orlando community, we want to thank Ashlyn and Ali for their dedication and leadership at the Pride over the last six years. They both have been great ambassadors for our organization as well as great players. We wish them the best of luck on this next chapter of their careers,” Orlando Pride Owner and Chairman Mark Wilf said in a release. “As we move forward, we continue to be very optimistic about the future as we build the Pride toward long-term success on the field.”
The move comes as part of a busy trade window ahead of the NWSL Expansion Draft for Angel City FC and San Diego Wave FC. The Chicago Red Stars have dealt six players thus far, while San Diego acquired Tegan McGrady from the NWSL champion Washington Spirit.
The addition of Harris comes after Gotham FC sent goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan to San Diego FC in exchange for draft protection and allocation money.