Kaylyn Kyle, Josée Bélanger named as Orlando Pride’s Canadian allocated players

The Orlando Pride announced on Monday some changes to its roster.

Josée Bélanger joined the expansion National Women’s Soccer League team as an allocated player of the Canadian national team from the Canadian Soccer Association.

Kaylyn Kyle, who joined Orlando in October, was also named as one of the Pride’s allocated players from Canada.

For Bélanger, it will be her first year as a Canadian national team allocated player.

Per the release, “The placement of Canada’s allocated individuals was accomplished using the league’s prior placement processes, as that process began prior to the adoption of the new rule. The new Player Allocation Process, which was announced on Jan. 15, 2016, will be in effect moving forward to distribute the rights to any new individuals to clubs in the league.”

Prior to joining the Pride, Bélanger spent eight years in Canadian and Swedish leagues, making 30-plus appearances. She is also a 2010 CONCACAF Women’s Championship gold medalist.

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