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Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod agrees to new contract with NWSL's Pride

Veteran Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod has agreed to a new contract that will keep her with the Orlando Pride through the 2023 National Women's Soccer League season.

Veteran has been with Orlando since 2020, has started each of the team's 4 regular-season games this season

Erin McLeod, seen saluting the crowd in Vancouver at 2015 Women’s World Cup, has won 120 caps for Canada. (Rich Lam/Getty Images)

Veteran Canadian goalkeeper Erin McLeod has agreed to a new contract that will keep her with the Orlando Pride through the 2023 National Women's Soccer League season.

The 39-year-old from St. Albert, Alta, has won 120 caps for Canada.

McLeod, who has been with Orlando since 2020, has started each of the Pride's four regular-season matches in 2022.

"Erin is an integral part of our club and we're excited to be able to extend her time in Orlando. She is a fantastic athlete, a strong leader, and a pleasure to work with on a daily basis," Orlando Pride general manager Ian Fleming said in a statement. "Erin exemplifies what it means to be a professional. Her positive influence and support of her teammates are traits that we want to be the foundation of what we're building, and having her as a member of our Pride for an additional year was an easy decision for everyone involved."

McLeod began her club career with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the now-defunct USL W-League in 2004. She has also played for the Washington Freedom (2009), Sweden's Dalsjofors GoIF (2011-12), Chicago Red Stars (2013), Houston Dash (2014-15), Sweden's FC Rosengard (2016-17) and Vaxjo DFF (2018-19) before joining the Pride.

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