Down to 25: NWSL Preseason Rosters Updated

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Teams across the league released updated preseason rosters, cutting down from their 30+ player lists to just 25. Just an FYI if, like us, you find yourself counting names, a few teams will have more than 25 players listed, due to listing selected players as “Out of Market” or NYR (not-yet-returned) at the moment–these are players who have not reported for one reason or another. For example, Julie Ertz, nee Johnston, who is currently on her honeymoon, and Natasha Kai, who is recovering from a late-season injury.  Also, most teams still contain a number of players listed as NRI, or non-rostered invitee.

The date for final season rosters is still several weeks away, but already it’s clear how some teams are shaping up their squad in anticipation of the fifth season.

By April 10 the rosters must be between 18 and 20.


Boston Breakers

Did not release updated roster, currently at or under 25 players:

Goalkeepers (3): Sammy Jo Prudhomme, Abby Smith, Libby Stout

Defenders (7): Allysha Chapman (FP-CAN), Brooke Elby, Amanda Frisbie, Julie King, Megan Oyster, Kylie Strom, Christen Westphal

Midfielders (6): Morgan Andrews (Draft Pick), Amanda DaCosta, Rose Lavelle (Draft Pick), Angela Salem, Tiffany Weimer, Rosie White

Forwards (6): Hayley Dowd (Draft Pick), Natasha Dowie, Emilie Haavi, Adriana Leon (FP-CAN), Ifeoma Onumonu (Draft Pick), Margaret Purce (Draft Pick)

 

Chicago Red Stars

Goalkeepers (2): Michele Dalton, Alyssa Naeher (FP-USA)

Defenders (6): Arin Gilliland, Sarah Gorden, Samantha Johnson, Julie Ertz (FP-USA, Out-of-Market), Katie Naughton, Casey Short

Midfielders (11): Jackie Altschuld (NRI), Danielle Colaprico, Taylor Comeau, Vanessa DiBernardo, Sofia Huerta, Lauren Kaskie (Draft Pick), Mary Luba, Alyssa Mautz, Morgan Proffitt (Draft Pick), Courtney Raetzman, Brittany Ratcliffe (NRI)

Forwards (7): Jannelle Flaws (NRI), Summer Green, Jen Hoy, Simone Kolander (NRI), Stephanie McCaffrey, Christen Press (FP-USA), Cara Walls

 

Houston Dash

Did not release updated roster, currently at or under 25 players:

Goalkeepers (3): Jane Campbell (Draft Pick), Bianca Henniger, Lydia Williams

Defenders (9): Bruna Benites, Megan Crosson (NRI) Claire Falknor, Jaylyn Odermann (NRI), Stephanie Ochs, Cami Privett, Poliana, Cari Roccaro, Erin Smith (Draft Pick), Janine Van Wyk

Midfielders (7): Andressa, Morgan Brian (FP-USA), Amber Brooks, Anna Maria Gilbertson, Caity Heap, Carli Lloyd (FP-USA), Denise O’Sullivan

Forwards (6): Janine Beckie (FP-CAN), Rachel Daly, Melissa Henderson, Amber Munnerlyn (NRI), Kealia Ohai, Nichelle Prince (FP-CAN)

 

FC Kansas City

Goalkeepers (4): Nicole Barnhart, Kaela Little (NRI), Cat Parkhill, Danielle Rice (NRI)

Defenders (9): Alex Arlitt, Yael Averbuch, Rashida Beal (Draft Pick), Katie Bowen, Becca Moros, Toriana Patterson (NRI), Brianne Reed, Becky Sauerbrunn (FP-USA), Brittany Taylor

Midfielders (9): Christina Gibbons (Draft Pick), Maegan Kelly (NRI), Lo’eau LaBonta, Mandy Laddish, Sydney Miramontez (NRI), Alexa Newfield, Desiree Scott (FP-CAN), Josie Steiver (NRI), Erika Tymrak

Forwards (3): Shea Groom, Sydney Leroux (FP-USA), Amy Rodriguez (FP-USA)

 

NC Courage

Goalkeepers (2): Katelyn Rowland, Sabrina D’Angelo (FP-CAN)

Defenders (9): Elizabeth Eddy, Abby Erceg, Taylor Smith, Abby Dahlkemper, Jaelene Hinkle, Courtney Niemiec, Meredith Speck, Claire Wagner (Draft Pick), Tina Iordanou (NRI)

Midfielders (8): Michaela Hahn, Samantha Mewis (FP-USA), McCall Zerboni, Samantha Witteman, Rosana, Debinha, Maria Lubrano-Lavadera (NRI), Megan Lindsay (NRI)

Forwards (6): Makenzy Doniak, Lynn Williams, Jessica McDonald, Kristen Hamilton, Ashley Hatch (Draft Pick), Darian Jenkins (Draft Pick)

 

Orlando Pride

Goalkeepers (3): Aubrey Bledsoe, Ashlyn Harris (FP-USA), Hannah Seabert (NRI)

Defenders (8): Laura Alleway, Steph Catley, Monica Hickmann Alves, Alanna Kennedy, Ali Krieger (FP-USA), Cami Levin, Camila Martins Pereira, Toni Pressley

Midfielders (5): Jocelyn Blankenship (NRI), Nickolette Driesse (Draft Pick), Kristen Edmonds, Maddy Evans, Dani Weatherholt

Forwards (9): Christina Burkenroad, Danica Evans (Draft Pick), Jamia Fields, Sarah Hagen, Rachel Hill (NRI), Carol Rodrigues (NRI), Jasmyne Spencer, Tabitha Tindell (NRI), Chioma Ubogagu

 

Portland Thorns

Did not release updated roster, currently at or under 25 players:

Goalkeepers (3): Emily Armstrong (NRI), Britt Eckerstrom, Adrianna Franch

Defenders (9): Ellie Boon (NRI), Meghan Cox (NRI), Caroline Flynn (Draft Pick), Kelli Hubly (NRI), Kendall Johnson, Meghan Klingenberg (FP-USA), Emily Menges, Katherine Reynolds, Emily Sonnett (FP-USA)

Midfielders (7): Celeste Boureille, Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Amandine Henry, Lindsey Horan (FP-USA), Allie Long (FP-USA), Mana Shim, Mallory Weber

Forwards (6): Tobin Heath (FP-USA), Ashley Herndon (NRI), Nadia Nadim, Christine Sinclair (FP-CAN), Meg Morris, Hayley Raso

 

Seattle Reign

Goalkeepers (3): Haley Kopmeyer, Maddie Schiffel, Brianna Smallridge (NRI)

Defenders (10): Elli Reed, Merritt Mathias, Lauren Barnes, Rachel Corsie, Carson Pickett, Anjel Brown (NRI), Maddie Bauer (Draft Pick, Out-of-Market), Kristen McNabb (Draft Pick), Rumi Utsugi, Rebekah Stott

Midfielders (9): Veronica Perez (NRI), Christine Nairn, Jordan Jesolva (NRI), Haley Rosen (NRI), Mimi Rangel (NRI), Lindsay Elston, Paige Nielsen (NRI), Jessica Fishlock, Diana Matheson (FP-CAN, Out-of-Market)

Forwards (6): Beverly Yanez, Kiersten Dallstream, Megan Rapinoe (FP-USA), Nahomi Kawasumi, Katie Johnson (Draft Pick), Larissa Crummer (Out-of-Market)

 

Sky Blue FC 

Goalkeepers (3): Caroline Casey, Kristyn Shea (NRI), Kailen Sheridan (FP-CAN, Draft Pick)

Defenders (6): Mandy Freeman (Draft Pick), Kayla Mills (Draft Pick), Christie Rampone, Domi Richardson, Erin Simon, Erica Skroski

Midfielders (8): Catrina Atanda (Draft Pick), Kelly Conheeney, Daphne Corboz, Sarah Killion, Taylor Lytle, Raquel Rodriguez, Nikki Stanton, Madison Tiernan (Draft Pick)

Forwards (8): Kim DeCesare, Leah Galton, Maya Hayes, Sam Kerr, McKenzie Meehan (Draft Pick), Kelley O’Hara (FP-USA), Danielle Schulmann, Catherine Zimmerman

 

Washington Spirit 

Goalkeepers (4): Kori Butterfield (NRI), Didi Haracic, Stephanie Labbé (FP-CAN), Kelsey Wys (Out-of-Market)

Defenders (6): Whitney Church, Caprice Dydasco, Estelle Johnson, Kassey Kallman, Alyssa Kleiner, Shelina Zadorsky (FP-CAN)

Midfielders (7): Cameron Castleberry (Draft Pick), Meggie Dougherty Howard (Draft Pick), Tori Huster, Lauren Lazo (NRI), Joanna Lohman, Kristie Mewis, Line Sigvardsen Jensen

Forwards (9): Lindsay Agnew (Draft Pick), Gloria Douglas (NRI), Cali Farquharson (Out-of-Market), Francisca Ordega, Arielle Ship (Draft Pick), Havana Solaun, Katie Stengel, Crystal Thomas (NRI), Cheyna Williams