Australian internationals join preseason camp as four internationals depart for national team duty
ORLANDO, Fla. – March 28, 2016 – With the first two weeks of training complete, Orlando Pride continues prepping for its first-ever match with its final two preseason friendlies this week against University of South Florida and Florida State University.
This week also marks the arrival of the team’s Australian players, as Steph Catley and Laura Alleway are expected to participate in their first training session with the Pride on Tuesday.
U.S. Women’s National Team members Alex Morgan and Ashlyn Harris depart camp this week to join the USA as it preps for two friendly matches against Colombia on April 6 and April 10. Canadian international Josée Bélanger and Brazilian Monica Hickmann Alves have also been called to their respective national teams and will report next week.
Goalkeeper Julia Kantor is also expected to join camp on Friday, while Kim Reynolds and Chelsea Leiva have departed.
The complete, current preseason roster is below.
Orlando Pride will open its inaugural season on the road, traveling to Portland Thorns FC on April 17. The Club then hosts its first-ever match at the Orlando Citrus Bowl on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. against the Houston Dash. Tickets to that game, and all Pride home games, can be purchased at orlando-pride.com/singlegametickets.
Season tickets for the Pride are already available, starting at just $15 per game. To purchase season tickets, fans can call 855-ORL-CITY or visit: orlando-pride.com/tickets.
The full 2016 Pride schedule is now available at orlando-pride.com/schedule.
2016 Orlando Pride Preseason Roster (as of March 28, 2016)
Goalkeepers (3): Aubrey Bledsoe, Ashlyn Harris^, Julia Kantor^**
Defenders (9): Laura Alleway, Monica Hickmann Alves, Steph Catley, Kristen Edmonds, Maddy Evans, Cami Levin, Toni Pressley, Jackie Simpson**, Samantha Witteman*
Midfielders (7): Becky Edwards, Leah Fortune**, Kaylyn Kyle, Sierra Lelii**, Lianne Sanderson, Lauren Smith**, Dani Weatherholt*
Forwards (7): Josée Bélanger, Christina Burkenroad*, Jamia Fields, Sarah Hagen, Alex Morgan^, Jasmyne Spencer, Allie Wisner**
*2016 NWSL Draft Pick
^Not Currently in Camp