Orlando City SC acquires Corey Ashe from Houston Dynamo
ORLANDO (Via Orlando City SC) – Orlando City SC has acquired two-time Major League Soccer (MLS) All-Star and MLS Cup Champion Corey Ashe from the Houston Dynamo the club announced today, trading general allocation money and a second round selection in the 2017 MLS SuperDraft.
Ashe will be available for selection in the Lions’ home game against the New York Red Bulls on Saturday, July 18, strengthening City’s backline.
“Corey brings a high level of experience and league success to the Lions,” said General Manager Paul McDonough “We expect to see his immediate contributions to the Club and look forward to having him in Orlando City purple.”
The speedy left-back joins Orlando City after making over 200 appearances with the Houston Dynamo – ranking second on the Dynamo’s all-time appearance list. Ashe’s career highlights also include an MLS Cup (2007), two MLS All-Star appearances (2011 and 2013), and a CONCACAF Gold Cup Championship with the U.S. Men’s National Team (2013).
The Virginia Beach, Virginia, native began his career in 2007 with the Dynamo after a standout four-year career with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ashe featured in 22 games and six starts in his inaugural campaign – the most by a Dynamo rookie – prior to becoming a crucial piece of the team during his nine-year tenure with the club.
Transaction: Orlando City SC Acquires Defender Corey Ashe
Name: Corey Ashe
Weight: 154 lbs.
Birth Date: 03-14-1986
Birthplace: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Citizenship: United States of America