Commonwealth Bank Matildas' midfielder Emily van Egmond has re-signed with Orlando Pride until the end of the 2021 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season, pending receipt of a P-1 visa.
“We are all very pleased to have Emily returning to our Club and greatly look forward to her arrival," Orlando Pride GM Ian Fleming said.
"Emily is a proven talent in this league, already familiar with our environment, and has all the necessary abilities to slot into, reinforce, and make a strong positive impact upon our squad,”
"As we work through the visa process, which has unfortunately been delayed due to COVID, we’re hopeful Emily is able to get to Orlando in the coming weeks to provide our team additional talent to close out the season and this important playoff push.”
Van Egmond, 28, returns for her second stint with the Pride after competing with FA Women’s Super League side West Ham United during the 2020-21 season, where she was originally acquired via a loan from the Pride. Van Egmond made 21 total appearances for West Ham, netting four goals.
Prior to her stint in England, she Egmond spent over two seasons with the Pride, signing with the team on Feb. 14, 2018. The Australian made 25 appearances in purple in that span, recording two assists.
Before her time in The City Beautiful, van Egmond also enjoyed a Club career that spread across Australia’s W-League (now A-League Women), Germany and in the Women's Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Elite as a member of the Western New York Flash, winning a title in the 2012 season.
In addition to her sizable Club career, van Egmond possesses a lengthy international resume, having played with the Australian national team since the age of 15.
Van Egmond has played a vital role for her country, appearing in 106 matches and scoring 23 goals since her first call-up in 2010 and recently appeared in the squad for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, playing every minute of the Commonwealth Bank Matildas' historic fourth-placed run.