Pride Acquire International Roster Spot, Pair of 2020 Draft Picks

Orlando Pride Acquire 2019 International Roster Spot, Pair of 2020 NWSL Draft Picks

ORLANDO, Fla. (Feb. 26, 2019) - Orlando Pride has acquired an international roster spot for the 2019 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season, as well as a pair of 2020 NWSL College Draft picks from the Houston Dash. In exchange for Houston’s natural third and fourth round picks, the Dash receive the rights to midfielder Christine Nairn.
“On behalf of the entire Orlando Pride organization, I would like to thank Christine for her dedication and contributions to the Pride last year. We wish her the best of luck in Houston,” Orlando Pride General Manager Erik Ustruck said.
Nairn, 28, was acquired by the Pride in January 2018 from Seattle Reign FC. In her lone season with the Pride, the Penn State product made 20 appearances, scoring one goal and adding four assists over 1,115 minutes.
The Pride begin their 2019 season on April 14, hosting Portland Thorns FC at Orlando City Stadium. Season and group tickets for that match are currently on sale at or by calling (855) ORL-CITY. Single game tickets will be on sale at a later date.
TRANSACTION: Orlando Pride acquire a 2019 international roster spot, a natural 2020 NWSL Draft third round pick and a natural 2020 NWSL Draft fourth round pick from the Houston Dash in exchange for the rights to midfielder Christine Nairn.


UPDATE: April 17, 2020 - Based on the most recent government guidance, Major League Soccer has extended the postponement of its matches until at least June 8. Major League Soccer remains focused on playing the entire 2020 season, and is evaluating all options, including pushing back the end of the season and playing MLS Cup in December or later. Throughout this process, MLS will continue to prioritize the safety of our fans, players, employees and partners and to coordinate with federal and local public health authorities as well as other sporting organizations.