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As I reported last week, the Orlando Pride-Gotham FC trade for Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris has now been officially announced by the clubs.
Pride picks up a bunch of coins, but no player in return. According to the release, they include: “A selection from the first round of the 2022 NWSL Draft, a natural pick of the third round of the 2023 NWSL Draft and $ 50,000 in allowance.” The 2022 pick is one Gotham FC received from the Chicago Red Stars in a previous trade, with the selection number officially locked at 8 p.m. ET on December 17. “
Gotham Acting General Manager Yael Averbuch West said in the statement, âAli and Ashlyn are incredibly important additions to our club. I saw their knowledge of the game, their dedication to their teammates and their desire to win firsthand. I know they will have a huge impact on the pitch and in the locker room while helping us consolidate our presence in this market.
The wording of this last element of the line is interesting, especially with some concerns about the club’s setback after Carli Lloyd’s departure in terms of reach for the crowded New Jersey and New York markets. Krieger and Harris are tied, but two players won’t solve a club’s marketing woes in their entirety.
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