Kansas City Current Trades Darian Jenkins to Orlando Pride; Acquires 2023 Second Round Draft Pick, Allocation Money Kansas City Current

Kansas City Current Trades Darian Jenkins to Orlando Pride; Acquires 2023 Second Round Draft Pick, Allocation Money

KANSAS CITY (Jan. 11, 2022) — The Kansas City Current have acquired the Orlando Pride’s natural second round draft pick in the 2023 NWSL Draft, along with $75,000 in allocation money. In exchange, the Pride will receive forward Darian Jenkins.

“Darian was a very important part of our inaugural season and one of the hardest workers on the field,” said Huw Williams, Director of Soccer Operations. “We wish her the nothing but the best in her future.”

Jenkins came to Kansas City prior to the 2021 season through a trade with OL Reign. She made 22 appearances for KC in the regular season, starting in 18 games and scoring three goals. 

The Kansas City Current kicks off preseason for the 2022 season on February 1. Matches begin on March 19 as a part of the NWSL Challenge Cup. 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 has 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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