Kellond-Knight joins Matildas teammates at Washington Spirit

NWSL side Washington Spirit have acquired Westfield Matildas midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight in a mid-season trade with Reign FC. 

Kellond-Knight, 28, will join Matildas teammates Chloe Logarzo and Amy Harrison at the Spirit.

The 109-time Matilda, who scored in the Round of 16 at the recent FIFA Women's World Cup in France, will join the Spirit in exchange for goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme, and wear the Number 28 jersey. 

"I’m absolutely thrilled to add another World Cup player to our roster for the remainder of the 2019 campaign," said Spirit head coach Richie Burke.

"Elise is one of those incredibly experienced players with over a century of international caps to her name, a veteran of 3 World Cups with the Matildas and a player who can play in multiple roles for our club.” 

"[Kellond-Knight] was brought in to give us flexibility and balance in midfield, but she is quite adept at left-back too and has a very educated left foot. I can’t wait to integrate her into our squad and hope to get her into the team with immediate effect.

"This is a fantastic acquisition for our club and bringing a player of this caliber to the Spirit for the second part of the season is a major coup."

Spirit are fourth in the NWSL table, one point above the play-offs cut off. 

Their next game is against Houston Dash on July 20. 

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