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OCT 27
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Teams announce 2018 rosters
The NWSL season begins on March 24
Midge Purce (Portland Thorns FC) and Stephanie McCaffrey (Chicago Red Stars) in action during a preseason game in March. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)
Midge Purce (Portland Thorns FC) and Stephanie McCaffrey (Chicago Red Stars) in action during a preseason game in March. (Photo credit: Craig Mitchelldyer/isiphotos.com)

On Monday, teams released their official rosters ahead of the 2018 season, which begins on Saturday, March 24. The full rosters are below.

Christen Press is not listed on the roster for the Houston Dash. She has not reported to the team, the club said, and does not count against their roster limit.

The Dash also announced that they had waived Camille Levin and Cari Roccaro. Levin announced on Instagram on Sunday that she had decided to pursue opportunities in Europe. Former Boston Breakers forward Tiffany Weimer, acquired by Houston in a trade with the Washington Spirit this offseason, is also not on the roster for the Dash.

Michele Dalton is not on the roster for the Chicago Red Stars, who have two goalkeepers listed in Alyssa Naeher and draft pick Emily Boyd. Dalton had been a member of the Red Stars since 2015.

Also on Monday, Utah Royals FC officially signed defender Rachel Corsie. Corsie had been with the team as a non-roster invitee this preseason. She was waived by Seattle Reign FC in January, and now rejoins her former coach Laura Harvey in Utah. Brittany (Taylor) Kolmel is taking a leave of absence from her professional career, Utah also announced.

Sky Blue FC said that they are currently negotiating a contract with Savannah McCaskill (selected in the dispersal draft) and that is why she does not appear on their roster at this time.

 

Additional details about each roster can be found by clicking each team’s name on the list below.

Active roster:
  • FED (Federation Player): Any player assigned to a roster by virtue of being a Federation Player
  • INTL (International Player): Any player using an international roster spot
Rostered players not counted against active limit:
  • D45 (45-Day Disabled List): Any player on the 45-Day disabled list
  • SEI (Season Ending Injury List): Any player on the season ending injury list
  • NTR (National Team Replacement): Any player replacing a player who is with their National Team.
  • GKR (Goalkeeper Replacement): Any goalkeeper replacing a goalkeeper on the roster due to injury.
  • MAT (Maternity): Any player out for an extended period due to maternity
  • LOA (Loan): Any player who is loaned out to another club
  • PEN (Pending): Any player signed that will join club on a future date
  • DD (Dispersal Draft): Contracted players (including allocated players) and 2018 College Draft picks acquired via the Dispersal Draft

 

Chicago Red Stars

Rostered Players (21 of 20 spots filled)

Goalkeepers (2): Emily Boyd, Alyssa Naeher (FED-USA)

Defenders (6): Taylor Comeau, Arin Gilliland, Sarah Gorden, Samantha Johnson, Katie Naughton, Casey Short (FED-USA)

Midfielders (8): Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernardo, Julie Ertz (FED-USA), Lauren Kaskie, Alyssa Mautz, Nikki Stanton, Michele Vasconcelos, Rosie White (INT-NZL/PEN/DD)

Forwards (5): Summer Green, Sofia Huerta, Sam Kerr (INT-AUS), Stephanie McCaffrey, Yuki Nagasato (INT-JPN)

Federation Players (FED): 3

International Roster Spots Filled (INTL): 3


Houston Dash

Rostered Players (19 of 20 spots filled)

Goalkeepers (3): Jane Campbell (FED-USA), Bianca Henninger, Sammy Jo Prudhomme (DD)

Defenders (5): Lindsay Agnew, Amber Brooks, Rachel Daly (INTL-England), Lotta Ökvist (INTL-Sweden, DD), Janine Van Wyk (INTL-South Africa)

Midfielders (6): Claire Falknor, Michaela Hahn, Kristie Mewis, Linda Motlhalo (INTL-South Africa), Meleana Shim, Allison Wetherington 

Forwards (5): Savannah Jordan, Thembi Kgatlana (INTL-South Africa), Kealia Ohai, Nichelle Prince (FED-Canada), Kyah Simon (INTL-Australia)

 

Federation Players (FED): 2
International Roster Spots Filled (INTL): 6


North Carolina Courage

Rostered Players (23 out of 20 spots filled)

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

Defenders (8): Abby Erceg (INTL-NZ), Abby Dahlkemper (FED-USA), Jaelene Hinkle, Merritt Mathias, Allysha Chapman (FED-CAN/DD), Kaleigh Kurtz, Julie King (DD), Yuri Kawamura (INTL-JPN/D45)

Midfielders (7): McCall Zerboni, Samantha Mewis (FED-USA), Denise O’Sullivan (INTL-IRL), Debinha (INTL-BRA), Elizabeth EddyMeredith SpeckMakenzy Doniak (SEI)

Forwards (6): Lynn Williams (FED-USA), Crystal Dunn (FED-USA), Jessica McDonald, Darian Jenkins, Kristen Hamilton, Frannie Crouse

Federation Players (FED): 6
International Roster Spots Filled (INTL): 4


Orlando Pride

Rostered Players (21 of 20 spots filled)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Ashlyn Harris (FED-USA), Haley Kopmeyer

DEFENDERS (6): Poliana (INTL-BRA), Monica (INTL-BRA), Ali Krieger, Carson Pickett, Toni Pressley, Shelina Zadorsky (FED-CAN)

MIDFIELDERS (7): Kristen Edmonds, Alanna Kennedy (INTL-AUS/PEN), Camila (INTL-BRA/D45), Christine Nairn, Emily van Egmond (INTL-AUS/PEN), Dani Weatherholt

FORWARDS (6): Danica Evans, Rachel Hill, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan (FED-USA), Chioma Ubogagu, Marta (INTL-BRA)

Federation Players (FED): 3
International Roster Spots Filled (INTL): 5


Portland Thorns FC

Rostered Players  (21 of 20 spots filled)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Britt Eckerstrom, Adrianna Franch

DEFENDERS (7): Elizabeth Ball, Ellie Carpenter (INTL-AUS, PEN), Meghan Klingenberg, Emily Menges, Midge Purce (DD), Katherine Reynolds, Emily Sonnett (FED-USA)

MIDFIELDERS (5): Andressinha (INTL-BRA, PEN), Celeste Boureille, Tobin Heath (FED-USA), Lindsey Horan (FED-USA), Angela Salem (DD)

FORWARDS (7): Caitlin Foord (INTL-AUS, PEN), Tyler Lussi, Meg Morris, Ifeoma Onumonu (DD), Hayley Raso (INTL-AUS, PEN), Christine Sinclair (FED-CAN), Mallory Weber

Federation Players (FED): 4

International Roster Spots Filled (INTL): 4


Seattle Reign FC

Rostered Players  (21 of 20 spots filled)

Goalkeepers (2): Lydia Williams, Michelle Betos

Defenders (8):  Lauren Barnes, Yael Averbuch, Kristen McNabb, Theresa Nielsen (INTL-DEN), Megan Oyster (DD), Maddie Bauer, Christen Westphal (DD), Steph Catley (INTL)

Midfielders (5): Jessica Fishlock, Morgan Andrews (DD), Rumi Utsugi (INTL-JPN), Allie Long (FED-USA), Elizabeth Addo (INTL-GHA/DD)

Forwards (6): Beverly Yanez, Jasmyne Spencer, Kiersten Dallstream, Megan Rapinoe (FED-USA), Nahomi Kawasumi (INTL-JPN), Jodie Taylor

Federation Players (FED): 2

International Roster Spots Filled (INTL): 5


Sky Blue FC

Rostered Players (23 of 20 spots filled)

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

DEFENDERS (8): Mandy Freeman, Amanda Frisbie (PEN), Christina Gibbons, Kayla Mills, Amandine Pierre-Louis (INTL-CAN), Domi Richardson, Erin Simon (D45), Erica Skroski, Rebekah Stott (INTL-NZL)

MIDFIELDERS (6): Daphne Corboz (LOA), Sarah Killion, Carli Lloyd (FED-USA), Raquel Rodriguez (INTL-CRC), Thaisa Moreno (INTL-BRA), Madison Tiernan

FORWARDS (8): Michaela Abam, Janine Beckie (FED-CAN), Shea Groom, Jen Hoy, Katie Johnson, Adriana Leon (FED-CAN, DD), McKenzie Meehan

Federation Players (FED): 4
International Roster Spots Filled (INTL): 4


 

Utah Royals FC

Rostered Players (24 of 20 spots filled)

Goalkeepers (2): Nicole Barnhart, Abby Smith (DD)

Defenders (7): Rachel Corsie (INTL-SCO), Brooke Elby (DD), Sydney Miramontez, Rebecca Moros, Kelley O’Hara (FED-USA), Becky Sauerbrunn (FED-USA), Alex Arlitt (D45)

Midfielders (10): Gunhildur Yrsa Jónsdóttir (INTL-ICE), Maegan Kelly (INTL-CAN), Lo’eau LaBonta, Mandy Laddish, Taylor Lytle, Diana Matheson (FED-CAN), Alexa Newfield, Desiree Scott (FED-CAN), Erika Tymrak, Katrina Gorry (INTL-AUS) 

Forwards (5): Katie Bowen (INTL-NZ), Brittany Ratcliffe, Katie Stengel (DD), Elise Thorsnes (INTL-NOR), Amy Rodriguez (FED-USA, D45)

 

Federations Players (FED): 5

International Roster Spots Filled (INTL): 5


Washington Spirit

Rostered Players (23 of 20 spots filled):

Goalkeepers (3): Aubrey Bledsoe, DiDi Haracic, Kelsey Wys

Defenders (5): Whitney Church, Caprice Dydasco, Estelle Johnson, Rebecca Quinn (FED-CAN), Taylor Smith (FED-USA)

Midfielders (9): Yanara Aedo (INTL-CHI), Estefanía Banini (INTL-ARG), Meggie Dougherty HowardTori Huster, Rose Lavelle (FED-USA, DD), Joanna Lohman, Morgan Proffitt, Havana Solaun, Andi Sullivan

Forwards (6): Cali Farquharson, Ashley Hatch, Francisca Ordega (INTL-NGA), Mallory Pugh (FED-USA), Arielle Ship (D45), Cheyna Matthews (MAT)

Federation Players (FED): 4

International Roster Spots Filled (INTL): 3

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