Following a 2-0 season-opening loss to the Portland Thorns, the Orlando Pride made its first roster move of the 2017 National Women’s Soccer League season.

On Tuesday, the club announced a trade that sent defender Cami Levin to the Houston Dash. In return, the Pride received Houston’s natural third-round pick in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.

“I would like to thank Cami for her commitment to the Pride and for being an integral part of our squad in our inaugural season,” Pride head coach Tom Sermanni said, per the press release. “I wish her every success with her move to Houston and look forward to her NWSL career continuing to flourish.”

The 26-year-old started eight of her 10 appearances in 2016. Her lone assist in 2016 helped forward Sarah Hagen, also a former member of the Pride, score against the Washington Spirit.

Houston’s third-round pick is Orlando’s only draft pick in 2018. The Pride traded away picks to acquire forward Chioma Ubogagu, the rights to Rachel Hill and an international spot that was eventually used to sign Brazilian forward Marta Vieira da Silva.

The Pride open their home schedule with a match against the Washington Spirit on Saturday at 4 p.m.


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