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KC NWSL acquires Edmonds from Orlando

Edmonds can contribute in multiple spots for Kansas City

SOCCER: JUN 27 NWSL - Houston Dash at Orlando Pride Photo by Andrew Bershaw/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Kansas City NWSL has announced a trade with the Orlando Pride. Kansas City receives Kristen Edmonds and Orlando’s second-round pick in 2022 in exchange Orlando receives midfielder Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir and the rights to midfielder Erika Tymrak.

Edmonds, will be entering her eight season in the NWSL after two seasons with Western New York and five with Orlando. In her first season with Orlando, Edmonds was the leading scorer for the expansion side with six goals.

The 33-year-old is a versatile player, capable of playing on all three lines, giving KC NWSL head coach Huw Williams more flexibility in the attacking style he wants to play.

“Kristen is a player who can play multiple positions as a winger, midfielder or as an outside defender. Her versatility and experience make her a great addition to our roster as we head into preseason training,” said Williams via press release. “We also want to wish Gunny and Erika all the very best moving forward.”

Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir was a constant for the Utah Royals in 2018, not only scoring the first goal in Utah Royal history but also playing every minute of that debut season. The Iceland native appeared in every match for the Royals.

Tymrak was se;ected in the draft by FC Kansas City and was the 2013 NWSL Rookie of the Year and helped the team to back-to-back NWSL Championships in 2014 and 2015. Tymrak announced her retirement prior to the 2020 NWSL season but it seems Orlando hoped the Florida native might come out of retirement.