Reign FC has stayed busy in the offseason.
The team announced Tuesday that it has traded Kaylyn Kyle to the Boston Breakers in exchange for fellow Canadian international Carmelina Moscato, a defender.
Kyle played 1,752 minutes in 21 games for Seattle this past season, scoring three goals (all on penalty kicks). A natural midfielder, she also played for the Reign as a center back starting May 19 against Sky Blue FC.
According to a team release, Moscato and Kyle are among the group of Canadian players that will be allocated to NWSL clubs in 2014.
“Kaylyn was a terrific player for us and did a fantastic job when asked to move to the back line early in the season,” said Laura Harvey, coach and general manager, in the release. “The trade for Carm was a difficult decision, as Kaylyn was a leader on the club and a consistent presence for us on the pitch. We felt this swap will allow Kaylyn to return to her natural position on the pitch and will give Carm the chance to make an impact on the field each week.”
Moscato, 29, began the season with the Chicago Red Stars and played five games. She was traded to Boston on June 29 for Adriana Leon, another Canadian international, and played five more games for the Breakers.
A Penn State product, Moscato earned a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics with the national team, where she has played 78 games since 2002.