Ashlyn Harris Out 8 Weeks


Orlando shared the unfortunate news that star goalkeeper and captain Ashlyn Harris will be out approximately eight weeks after an injury suffered against the Seattle Reign this past Sunday.  Orlando reports that she’s suffered a quadriceps injury near her hip

Harris went down with a non-contact injury in the 24′, taking a goal kick and then collapsing in pain on the field. Though Harris walked off under her own power, Orlando was forced to make an early substitution, and sent new signing Caroline Stanley out into the box to keep the powerful Reign at bay for the rest of the match. Stanley and the team fought hard to earn a draw and a point despite losing their captain in an unfortunate and somewhat shocking way.

Stanley will stay with the team in the meantime, and it seems that Aubrey Bledsoe, the backup who was ruled out of last week’s match and prompted Stanley’s pickup, may have been replaced as the Pride’s #2 keeper.

As for Harris, this means fans will not see her play with the National Team in their upcoming June friendlies against Sweden and Norway in Europe, and and her status for the recently announced Tournament of Nations to take place on the West Coast later this summer is in jeopardy, leaving Jane Campbell as the likely candidate to fill the #2 GK spot on the UWSNT roster.

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