Kansas City Current Re-Sign Veteran Kristen Edmonds Kansas City Current

Kansas City Current Re-Sign Veteran Kristen Edmonds

KANSAS CITY (Jan. 18, 2022) — Kansas City Current defender/midfielder Kristen Edmonds has agreed to a new contract with the club through the 2022 season. 

“Kristen’s performance was incredibly valuable to this team last season,” said general manager Camille Levin. “Her leadership, experience and professionalism are qualities that are paramount to our success in 2022.”

Edmonds started her professional career in Iceland, leading Stjarnin to the Icelandic Women’s Cup Championship in 2011 before moving to WFC Rossiyanka of the Russian Premier League from 2012-2013.

Edmonds joined the NWSL in 2014, signing with Western New York. She recorded 29 starts in 31 appearances for the Flash. In December 2016, Edmonds was traded to the then-expansion Orlando Pride where she led the team in scoring and assists in her first season with the club. In five years with Orlando, the veteran from New Jersey tallied 72 appearances and scored 10 goals for the Pride.

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Edmonds came to Kansas City via trade with the Orlando Pride in January 2021. Edmonds displayed her versatility early in her tenure with the Current, starting at forward, midfield and defense in preseason and the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup. In the regular season Edmonds appeared most often on the backline. She led the team in starts (21), minutes played (1,721) and captained the squad through six matches. 

“I couldn’t be more excited to continue my career with my teammates and this club,” said Edmonds. “The KC Current is really setting the bar for the future of this league. This club is built on solid moral values that I can get behind while also setting a foundation to be a force in this league and I am grateful to be a part of that. I can’t wait to start this 2022 season! KC Baby!”

The 2022 preseason kicks off for Edmonds and the Kansas City Current Feb. 1 with the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup slated to begin March 19. For tickets and information, visit KansasCityCurrent.com.

About the Kansas City Current

Founded in December 2020, the Kansas City Current is led by the ownership group of Angie Long, Chris Long and Brittany Matthews. The team competes in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and played its first season in 2021. The Kansas City Current announced plans for the first stadium purpose-built for an NWSL team with expected completion in 2024. The team will play in 2022 at Children’s Mercy Park. For more information, visit KansasCityCurrent.com.

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