Orlando Pride Announce Preseason Opening Day Roster

Orlando Pride Announce Preseason Opening Day Roster

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 9, 2020) - Orlando Pride will begin its fifth National Women’s Soccer League season with 38 players on its preseason roster, with 26 of those players reporting for camp on Day 1 of training at Sylvan Lake Park. Orlando will see 12 additional players come in over the coming weeks, with many away on international duty or finishing offseason campaigns in Australia’s Westfield W-League. 

The Pride will be welcoming 17 new faces to Orlando this preseason, with seven currently under contract including U.S. WNT defender Emily Sonnett, New Zealand captain Ali Riley and Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod. Orlando has also signed three of its seven 2020 NWSL College Draft picks ahead of the season. 

Nine Pride players are currently away on international duty, while Emily van Egmond, Alanna Kennedy and Claire Emslie will begin W-League postseason play next weekend. They will report to Orlando following the conclusion of their Australian seasons. Alex Morgan will not yet report to camp due to pregnancy. 

Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger, Morgan and Sonnett have been allocated to the Pride from the U.S. Soccer Federation, while Shelina Zadorsky will again be allocated from Canada. 

The Pride open the 2020 regular season on Sunday, April 19, hosting Sky Blue FC at Exploria Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET. 


2020 Orlando Pride Preseason Roster:

GOALKEEPERS (5): Lainey Burdett, Jaelyn Cunningham (NRI), Ashlyn Harris (NYR; FED/USA), Erin McLeod (NYR; INTL/CAN), Brittany Wilson (NRI)
DEFENDERS (15): Madison Duncan (NRI), Erin Greening, Julie King, Ali Krieger (NYR; FED/USA), Carrie Lawrence, Phoebe McClernon (CDP), Courtney Petersen (CDP), Carson Pickett, Konya Plummer (CDP), Toni Pressley, Morgan Reid, Ali Riley (NYR), Cheyenne Shorts (CDP), Emily Sonnett (NYR; FED/USA), Shelina Zadorsky (NYR; FED/CAN)
MIDFIELDERS (11): Bridget Callahan, Claire Emslie (NYR; INTL/SCO), Alanna Kennedy (NYR; INTL/AUS), Taylor Kornieck (CDP), Jordyn Listro (NRI), Camila Martins Pereira, Savanah Uveges (NRI), Emily van Egmond (NYR; INTL/AUS), Marta Vieira da Silva (NYR; INTL/BRA), Marisa Viggiano, Chelsee Washington (CDP)
FORWARDS (7): Kristen Edmonds, Abby Elinsky, Caitlin Farrell (NYR), Kate Howarth (NRI), Abi Kim (CDP), Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan (NYR; FED/USA)


Key:
CDP - 2020 NWSL College Draft pick
NRI - Non-Roster Invitee
NYR - Not Yet Reported to Camp
FED - 2020 Federation Player
INTL - International Player

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