Seattle Reign has announced they've signed Matildas midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight for the 2019 NWSL season.
It will be her first NWSL season having previously played in Germany with 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam in Germany for two seasons before joining Hammarby in Sweden’s Damallsvenskan for the recent off-season.
“I’m so happy to have finally come to an agreement with the NWSL to join Seattle Reign FC in the upcoming 2019 NWSL season,” said Kellond-Knight.
“They are a class team who play a style of football that I can see myself enjoying,” she said.
The announcement comes after Kellond-Knight was unable to make the move to Reign earlier this year due to North Carolina Courage saying they had already "discovered" her.
The NWSL uses the discovery system, which essentially allows clubs to spot talent and effectively ‘dibs’ them.
“We’re excited to have Elise on the team. We’ve been working a long time to find a way to bring her to the club,” said Seattle Reign FC head coach Vlatko Andonovski.
“She’s a very talented player who will add another dimension to our midfield. We can’t wait to get started and see Elise on the pitch.”
Reign made the NWSL Playoffs after finishing third on the table but eventually fell to 2017 Champions Portland Thorns. It was the first time they had returned to the playoffs in two seasons.
Kellond-Knight will join Matilda teammates Steph Catley and Lydia Williams in Seattle.