Entering the first week of the 2018 National Women’s Soccer League regular season, Orlando Pride has announced its roster for Opening Day. The Pride open their third campaign on Saturday evening, hosting expansion side Utah Royals FC at Orlando City Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET.
Midfielder Camila Martins Pereira has been placed on the 45-day disabled list to begin the season. The Brazilian international is currently recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament tear (ACL) and medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain in her right knee sustained on Sept. 30, 2017.
Australia's Alanna Kennedy and Emily van Egmond will report to Orlando following the conclusion of Australia’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying, which runs April 6-20 in Jordan.
2018 Orlando Pride Roster:
Rostered Players (21 of 20 spots filled):
GOALKEEPERS (2): Ashlyn Harris (FED-USA), Haley Kopmeyer
DEFENDERS (6):Poliana Barbosa Medeiros (INTL-BRA), Monica Hickmann Alves (INTL-BRA), Ali Krieger, Carson Pickett, Toni Pressley, Shelina Zadorsky (FED-CAN)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kristen Edmonds, Alanna Kennedy (INTL-AUS/PEN), Camila Martins Pereira (INTL-BRA/D45), Christine Nairn, Emily van Egmond (INTL-AUS/PEN), Dani Weatherholt
FORWARDS (6): Danica Evans, Rachel Hill, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan (FED-USA), Chioma Ubogagu, Marta Vieira da Silva (INTL-BRA)
Federations Players (FED): 3
International Players (INTL): 6
FED - 2018 Federation Player
INTL - International Player
D45 - 45-Day Disabled List
PEN - Pending Arrival