Orlando Pride releases Saskatoon-born soccer player Kaylyn Kyle
Kyle cut because of lack of Soccer Canada subsidy
A well-known Saskatoon-born soccer player has been released from her team, Orlando Pride.
On Wednesday, the National Women's Soccer League team announced Kaylyn Kyle did not receive an international subsidy from Soccer Canada this year. As a result, the team passed on retaining her rights and made her available to be drafted by other teams.
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On Twitter, Kyle admitted she was disappointed.
Shocked & devastated is an understatement, I wore my heart on my sleeve for this club, team & community! I have so many people to thank. <a href="https://t.co/nOgkhjFEru">pic.twitter.com/nOgkhjFEru</a>—@KaylynKyle
Kyle played for Canada in the 2012 London Olympics and won a bronze medal. She also played for Team Canada at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, where the team made it to the quarter-finals.
She has played for a number of professional teams, too, including the Vancouver Whitecaps, Seattle Reign and Portland Thorns.
Kyle's teammate, Josee Belanger, was also released, and plans to return to Montreal to prepare for upcoming matches with the Canada Women's National Team.