Taylor Kornieck Flint has been traded by the San Diego Wave to Racing Louisville in exchange for $150,000 in allocation money.
The midfielder has spent the last two seasons with the Wave, making 37 regular season appearances. She scored seven goals and tallied four assists in the timespan, helping the club become the first expansion team in league history to make the playoffs in its debut. A year later, she helped San Diego win the NWSL Shield.
“We want to thank Taylor for her time with the club, and wanted to respect her request to pursue a new opportunity within the league,” said San Diego Wave FC General Manager Molly Downtain. “Taylor was a true professional on and off the field and we wish her all the best in this next step of her career.”
Kornieck, who got married in the offseason and is now Taylor Flint, was originally acquired by the Wave via a trade from the Orlando Pride ahead of the club’s inaugural season. Across all NWSL competitions, she’s made 74 appearances and scored 10 career goals.
The No. 3 pick in the 2020 NWSL draft, she ranks in the 90th percentile or higher in aerials won, blockade shots, clearances, interceptions, shot attempts and touches in the attack area per 90 minutes when compared to fellow midfielders in leagues around the world.
“I’m super excited to have a chance to represent this organization,” Flint said. “New beginnings are usually tough, but if the amount of support I have already received says anything about the future, this is going to be a special place.”
While with San Diego, Flint received her first U.S. women’s national team call-up, becoming the tallest player in program history to earn a cap with the national team. In her USWNT debut, Kornieck scored in the 90th minute.
“We are so excited for Taylor to join our group!” said Racing head coach Bev Yanez. “She’s dynamic and has such a strong presence on both sides of the ball. She provides versatility with a wealth of league experience, which will be a huge addition to the squad.”