Seattle Reign FC trades for U.S. national team midfielder Allie Long

Seattle Reign FC acquired U.S. international Allie Long from Portland Thorns FC for a conditional second-round draft pick in the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League college draft and the rights to Caitlin Foord.

Seattle Reign FC acquired U.S. international Allie Long from Portland Thorns FC for a conditional second-round draft pick in the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League college draft and the rights to Caitlin Foord.

Seattle received the rights to Foord from Sky Blue FC in a trade for defender Rebekah Stott and forward Katie Johnson.

“Strengthening our midfield with a world-class player like Allie Long is a big step forward for our squad,” said Reign FC coach Vlatko Andonovski.

“Allie has been a massively impactful player for Portland over the past five years, and we believe she can have a similar impact in our team,” Andonovski said.

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Long signed with Portland in 2013 and became a U.S. women’s national-team player in 2017.

During her time in Portland, Long made 104 appearances and recorded 31 goals and 13 assists.

Internationally, Long has 33 caps and six goals for the U.S., most recently appearing in a 1-1 tie with Canada in November.

Long was also named to the 2016 Rio Olympics roster, starting in three of four matches.

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