Orlando Pride granted a special license to goalkeeper Ashyln Harris after the star of the United States women's team asked not to play the game against Houston Dash. Harris's request was because her grandmother passed away in the week and she is not feeling well enough to be in the Orlando Pride arc.
These are very difficult hours for Harris's family after the death of his grandmother, so the goalkeeper and captain of Orlando Pride prefer to stay supporting her mother. The soccer game is not more important than the family, so the match against Houston Dash for the Challenge Cup will be lost.
Harris is very important to the Orlando Pride team as in addition to being the goalkeeper, she is the captain. From the arc she guides all her teammates and gives her the security they need to carry out the matches. Her classmates said that they will feel the lack of Harris but it is more important that she is well and accompany her family at this time.
Brittany Wilson will be Harris' replacement at Orlando Pride. The rookie goalkeeper will make her first participation in the Challenge Cup in a match as difficult as Houston Dash is. Wilson came to Orlando Pride in the last draft of the NWSL and has all the confidence of the coaches to occupy that important place.