ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Orlando Pride has acquired Canada Women’s National Team defender Shelina Zadorsky from the Washington Spirit, in exchange for goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe and Orlando’s natural first-round pick in the 2019 NWSL Draft.
“Shelina brings strong defensive qualities [to Orlando]. The way we play, one of our emphases this year is that we need to be less vulnerable defensively,” Pride Head Coach Tom Sermanni said. “Bringing in Shelina who is an out-and-out center back who also has extensive international experience with the Canadian National Team will be a big asset for us.”
Zadorsky, 25, joins the Pride after playing for the Washington Spirit in 2016 and 2017, where she served as the team’s captain in the latter year.
Information provided by Orlando Pride.