ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 1, 2021) - Orlando Pride midfielder Chelsee Washington and defender Ally Haran will join Canberra United of Australia’s A-League Women, the country’s top-flight, it was announced today. Washington will join the side on loan until April 3, 2022, with the Pride electing to exercise her 2022 club option via the transaction, while Haran has been permanently transferred to the capital-based club.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for both Chelsee and Ally to play the minutes they need to continue on their development paths. For Chelsee, we're excited to see how she will apply what she has learned here in Orlando to her experience in Australia, and conversely, what she will bring back to our Club when she returns,” General Manager Ian Fleming said. “Additionally, we wish nothing but the absolute best for Ally as she takes her career abroad. She has been a great member of our group and has earned the chance to regularly show off what she brings to the field.”
Selected at No. 30 overall in the 2020 NWSL College Draft out of Bowling Green State University, Washington has made 15 appearances for the Pride through all competitions since inking a contract ahead of the Fall Series a year ago. Through the 2021 campaign, the 23-year-old has appeared 10 times, with one assist to her credit.
Haran, 25, joined the Pride via a one-year contract ahead of the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season after featuring for the Club on a short-term contract the year prior. The Wake Forest University product has appeared four times as a member of the Pride across all competitions, most notably scoring her first professional goal in second half stoppage time against North Carolina, overcoming a 3-0 deficit to tie the Courage 3-3 on the afternoon.