Angel City earned defender Madison Hammond from OL Reign in exchange for a second round draft topic and a $ 45,000 quota.
Hammond was the first non-list invitee to join OL Reign prior to the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup. She later signed to the team and made her NWSL debut in September 2020. During the 2021 season, she played in 13 games, scoring 23 clearances, 9 intercepts and 4 blocks.
“I hope Madison will be the best performer on his new adventure with Angel City FC, and thank you for the time, professionalism and many contributions to the club and community at OL Reign.” Nick, General Manager of OL Reign, said. Perera.
The addition of Hammond adds depth to the backline of Angel City, which lost defender Sarah Gordon. For knee injuries During the pre-season. Gorden was seen in a full knee brace on an Instagram post, but it’s unclear what the exact nature of the injury is. In her announcement, the club said her injury “will keep her out of competition for a period of time.”
Defender Julie Ertz, who was acquired by Angel City in a deal with Chicago, has no plans to join the team this season.
With the addition of Hammond, Angel City has six defenders: Vanessa Gilles, Paige Nielsen, Ali Riley, Allison Swabi, and MA Vinora.
The club will begin its first season by joining the rookie franchise San Diego Wave during the first match of the NWSL Challenge Cup on March 19.