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Teams announce 2017 rosters
The NWSL season kicks off on Saturday
(Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)
(Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

The NWSL preseason has come to an end and the regular season is just days away. On Monday, each team released their 20 player rosters for the the 2017 season.

Among the notable moves made, the Houston Dash claimed Sarah Hagen (formerly of the Orlando Pride) from the league waiver wire and waived goalkeeper Bianca Henninger.

Also noted on the rosters are recent signings by the North Carolina Courage (Japan’s Yuri Kawamura) and the Orlando Pride (Brazil’s Marta).

 

Check out the full rosters.

 

Boston Breakers

Rostered Players (20 of 20 spots filled):

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

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

MIDFIELDERS (6): Rose Lavelle (FED-USA), Morgan Andrews, Amanda Da Costa, Angela Salem, Tiffany Weimer, Rosie White (INTL-NZL)

FORWARDS (5): Natasha Dowie (INTL-ENG), Emilie Haavi (INTL-NOR), Adriana Leon (INTL-CAN), Ifeoma Onumonu, Margaret Purce

 

Chicago Red Stars

Rostered Players (20 of 20 spots filled):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Michele Dalton, Alyssa Naeher (FED-USA)

DEFENDERS (6): Julie Ertz (FED-USA), Arin Gilliland, Sarah Gorden, Samantha Johnson, Katie Naughton, Casey Short (FED-USA)

MIDFIELDERS (8): Taylor Comeau, Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernardo, Sofia Huerta, Lauren Kaskie*, Mary Luba, Alyssa Mautz, Morgan Proffitt*

FORWARDS (4): Summer Green*, Jen Hoy, Stephanie McCaffrey, Christen Press (FED-USA)

 

Houston Dash

ROSTERED PLAYERS (20 of 20 spots filled):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jane Campbell, Lydia Williams

DEFENDERS (6): Bruna Benites(INTL-BRA), Claire Falknor, Cami Privett, Poliana(INTL-BRA), Cari Roccaro, Janine Van Wyk (INTL-RSA)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Andressa (INTL-BRA), Morgan Brian (FED-USA), Amber Brooks, Caity Heap, Carli Lloyd (FED-USA, OOM), Denise O’Sullivan (INTL-IRE)

FORWARDS (7): Janine Beckie (FED-CAN), Rachel Daly (INTL-ENG), Sarah Hagen, Melissa Henderson, Kealia Ohai, Nichelle Prince (FED-CAN), Stephanie Ochs

 

FC Kansas City

ROSTERED PLAYERS (18 of 20 spots filled):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicole Barnhart, Cat Parkhill

DEFENDERS (7): Alex Arlitt, Yael Averbuch, Katie Bowen (INTL-NZ), Becca Moros, Brianne Reed, Becky Sauerbrunn (FED-USA), Brittany Taylor

MIDFIELDERS (6): Christina Gibbons, Lo’eau LaBonta, Mandy Laddish, Alexa Newfield, Desiree Scott (FED-CAN), Erika Tymrak

FORWARDS (3): Shea Groom, Sydney Leroux (FED-USA), Amy Rodriguez (FED-USA)

 

North Carolina Courage

ROSTERED PLAYERS (20 of 20 spots filled):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Katelyn Rowland, Sabrina D’Angelo (FED-CAN)

DEFENDERS (8): Elizabeth Eddy, Abby Erceg (INTL-NZ), Taylor Smith, Abby Dahlkemper, Jaelene Hinkle, Courtney Niemiec, Meredith Speck, Yuri Kawamura (INTL-JAPAN)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Samantha Mewis (FED-USA), McCall Zerboni, Samantha Witteman, Rosana (INTL-BRA), Debinha (INTL-BRA)

FORWARDS (6): Makenzy Doniak, Lynn Williams (FED-USA), Jessica McDonald, Kristen Hamilton, Ashley Hatch, Darian Jenkins (D45)

 

Orlando Pride

ROSTERED PLAYERS (20 of 20 spots filled)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Aubrey Bledsoe, Ashlyn Harris (FED-USA)

DEFENDERS (8): Laura Alleway (INTL-AUS), Mackenzie Berryhill (SEI), Steph Catley (INTL-AUS), Monica Hickmann Alves (INTL-BRA), Alanna Kennedy (INTL-AUS), Ali Krieger (FED-USA), Cami Levin, Toni Pressley

MIDFIELDERS (5): Nickolette Driesse, Kristen Edmonds, Maddy Evans, Camila Martins Pereira (INTL-BRA), Dani Weatherholt,

FORWARDS (7): Christina Burkenroad, Danica Evans, Jamia Fields, Alex Morgan (FED-USA, OOM), Jasmyne Spencer, Chioma Ubogagu, Marta Vieira da Silva (INTL-BRA, OOM)

 

Portland Thorns FC

ROSTERED PLAYERS (19 of 20 spots filled):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Britt Eckerstrom, Adrianna Franch

DEFENDERS (5): Kendall Johnson, Meghan Klingenberg (FED-USA), Emily Menges, Katherine Reynolds, Emily Sonnett (FED-USA)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Celeste Boureille, Dagny Brynjarsdottir (INTL-ISL), Amandine Henry (INTL-FRA), Lindsey Horan (FED-USA), Allie Long (FED-USA), Mana Shim, Mallory Weber

FORWARDS (6): Tobin Heath (FED-USA), Meg Morris, Nadia Nadim (INTL-DEN), Christine Sinclair (FP-CAN), Hayley Raso (INTL-AUS), Ashleigh Sykes (INTL-AUS, OOM)

Seattle Reign FC

ROSTERED PLAYERS (20 of 20 spots filled):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Haley Kopmeyer, Madalyn Schiffel

DEFENDERS (7): Elli Reed, Merritt Mathias, Lauren Barnes, Rachel Corsie (INTL-SCO), Carson Pickett, Maddie Bauer, Rebekah Stott (INTL-NZL)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Christine Nairn, Lindsay Elston, Jessica Fishlock, Diana Matheson (FED-CAN, SEI), Kristen McNabb, Rumi Utsugi (INTL-JPN)

FORWARDS (6): Beverly Yanez, Kiersten Dallstream, Megan Rapinoe (FED-USA), Nahomi Kawasumi (INTL-JPN), Katie Johnson, Larissa Crummer (INTL-AUS, D45)

 

Sky Blue FC

ROSTERED PLAYERS (20 of 20 Spots Filled):

GOALKEEPERS (2): Caroline Casey, Kailen Sheridan (FED-CAN)

DEFENDERS (6): Mandy Freeman, Kayla Mills, Christie Rampone, Domi Richardson*, Erin Simon, Erica Skroski

MIDFIELDERS (6): Daphne Corboz, Sarah Killion, Taylor Lytle, Raquel Rodriguez (INTL-CRC), Nikki Stanton, Madison Tiernan*

FORWARDS (7): Kim DeCesare, Leah Galton (INTL-ENG), Maya Hayes, Tasha Kai (OOM, D45), Sam Kerr (INTL-AUS), McKenzie Meehan*, Kelley O’Hara (FED-USA)

 

Washington Spirit

ROSTERED PLAYERS (19 of 20 spots filled):

 GOALKEEPERS (3): Didi Haracic, Stephanie Labbé (FED-CAN), Kelsey Wys (OOM, D45)

DEFENDERS (6): Whitney Church, Caprice Dydasco (D45), Estelle Johnson, Kassey Kallman, Alyssa Kleiner, Shelina Zadorsky (FED-CAN)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Cameron Castleberry, Meggie Dougherty Howard, Tori Huster, Joanna Lohman, Kristie Mewis, Line Sigvardsen Jensen (INTL – DEN)

FORWARDS (7): Lindsay Agnew, Cali Farquharson (OOM, D45), Francisca Ordega (INTL – NGA), Arielle Ship, Havana Solaun, Katie Stengel, Cheyna Williams

 

Key:

ACTIVE ROSTER:

FED – Federation Player

INTL – International Roster Spot

ROSTERED PLAYERS NOT COUNTED AGAINST ACTIVE LIMIT:

D45 – 45-Day Disabled List

SEI – Season Ending Injury List

GKR – Goalkeeper Replacement

MAT – Maternity

LOA – Loan

OOM – Out of Market

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