NJ/NY Gotham FC acquired defender Ali Krieger and goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris from the Orlando Pride in exchange for a 2022 NWSL Draft first-round selection, a 2023 NWSL Draft natural third-round pick and $50,000 in Allocation Money.
“We have great gratitude for Ashlyn and Ali, two players who have been so ingrained in our club and community, so this was an extremely difficult decision,” Pride General Manager Ian Fleming said in a club press release.
“However, we believe this will be in the long-term best interest of Ashlyn, Ali, and the Pride. We wish them nothing but the best in their new opportunity with Gotham FC. Each decision we make is not done in a vacuum, and with these acquired assets we will continue to work hard to develop our roster to best position this club for success and bring a championship to Orlando.”
Harris leaves the Pride as the Club’s all-time appearance leader, recording 89 games across all competitions during her six-year tenure. She was selected as the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NWSL Expansion Draft, standing as one of the organization’s first players.
She also served as team captain during the 2017 season.
Krieger first joined the Pride in 2017, recording 86 total appearances since signing. She served as the team’s co-captain since 2019, earning NWSL Team of the Month honors four times and NWSL’s Best XI in both 2017 and 2019.
“On behalf of the club and the Orlando community, we want to thank Ashlyn and Ali for their dedication and leadership at the Pride over the last six years,” Orlando Pride Owner and Chairman Mark Wilf said in the press release.
“They both have been great ambassadors for our organization as well as great players. We wish them the best of luck on this next chapter of their careers. As we move forward, we continue to be very optimistic about the future as we build the Pride toward long-term success on the field.”