National Women's Soccer League

NWSL clubs announce opening day rosters

With the 2014 season set to kick off on Saturday, all nine NWSL clubs were required to cut their preseason rosters down to 18-20 players. Here are the rosters that have come in so far and check back throughout the day for updates:

Boston Breakers:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Jami Kranich (Villanova), Alyssa Naeher (Boston Breakers)
DEFENDERS (6): Jazmyne Avant (Boston Breakers), Bianca D’Agostino (Boston Breakers), Courtney Jones (FC Kansas City) Julie King (Boston Breakers), Chelsea Stewart (Canadian National Team/UCLA), Cat Whitehill (Boston Breakers)
MIDFIELDERS (8): Maddy Evans (Boston Breakers), Ashley Grove (WNY Flash), Kaylyn Kyle (Seattle Reign FC), Joanna Lohman (Boston Breakers), Kristie Mewis (FC Kansas City), Heather O’Reilly (Boston Breakers), Mollie Pathman (Duke), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers)
FORWARDS (4): Lisa De Vanna (Sky Blue FC), Nkem Ezurike (Michigan), Jazmine Reeves (Virginia Tech), Katie Schoepfer (Boston Breakers)

Chicago Red Stars:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Karina LeBlanc* (Portland Thorns FC), Taylor Vancil (Chicago Red Stars)
DEFENDERS (6): Taryn Hemmings (Chicago Red Stars), Samantha Johnson (USC), Kecia Morway (Colorado College), Rachel Quon* (Chicago Red Stars), Jackie Santacaterina (Chicago Red Stars), Michelle Wenino (Chicago Red Stars)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx* (Chicago Red Stars), Zakiya Bywaters (Chicago Red Stars), Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Vanessa DiBernardo (Univ. of Illinois), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara), Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars), Julianne Sitch (Chicago Red Stars)
FORWARDS (5): Hayley Brock (Univ. of Maryland), Jen Hoy (Chicago Red Stars), Adriana Leon* (Chicago Red Stars), Christen Press* (Tyresö FF), Melissa Tancredi* (Dolsjofors GolF)

FC Kansas City:

GOALKEEPERS (3) – Nicole Barnhart (FC Kansas City), Sara Keane (West Virginia University), Cecilia Santiago** (Boston Breakers)
DEFENDERS (6) – Kassey Kallman (Florida State), Amy LePeilbet (Chicago Red Stars), Nikki Phillips (San Diego Sea Lions), Leigh Ann Robinson (FC Kansas City), Becky Sauerbrunn (FC Kansas City), Nia Williams (FC Kansas City)
MIDFIELDERS (10) – Jen Buczkowski (FC Kansas City), Katrina Gorry* (Brisbane Roar), Sarah Hagen* (Bayern Munchen), Lauren Holiday (FC Kansas City), Maegan Kelly (Marquette University), Mandy Laddish (Notre Dame), Merritt Mathias (FC Kansas City), Jenna Richmond (UCLA), Frances Silva (West Virginia University), Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City)
FORWARDS (4) – Liz Bogus (Seattle Reign FC), Melissa Henderson (FC Kansas City), Morgan Marlborough (Santa Clara University), Amy Rodriguez (Seattle Reign FC)
* – Will report to team in June 2014
** – Injured

Houston Dash:

Goalkeepers (2):Bianca Henninger (FC Kansas City), Erin McLeod ( Chicago Red Stars)
Defenders (6): Marissa Diggs (Central Florida), Whitney Engen (Tyresö FF), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyresö FF), Arianna Romero ( Seattle Reign FC), Lauren Sesselmann (FC Kansas City), Kika Toulouse ( Washington Spirit), Nikki Washington ( Portland Thorns FC)
Midfielders (4):Brittany Bock (Sky Blue FC), Becky Edwards ( Portland Thorns FC), Jordan Jackson ( Nebraska ), Teresa Noyola (FC Kansas City)
Forwards (6):Ella Masar ( Chicago Red Stars), Tiffany McCarty ( Washington Spirit), Stephanie Ochs ( Washington Spirit), Kealia Ohai ( North Carolina ), Rafaelle Souza (Ole Miss)


Portland Thorns FC:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Nadine Angerer (Brisbane Roar), Michelle Betos (Boston Breakers)
DEFENDERS (4): Nikki Marshall (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Menges (Georgetown Univ.), Rebecca Moros (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland Thorns FC)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Amber Brooks (Bayern Munich), Sinead Farrelly (FC Kansas City), Sarah Huffman (Western New York), Angie Kerr (Portland Thorns FC), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Meleana Shim (Portland Thorns FC)
FORWARDS (5): Jackie Acevedo (Houston Aces), Jessica McDonald (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan (Portland Thorns FC), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns FC), Elisabeth Sullivan (Mississippi State University)

Midfielder Tobin Heath and forward Veronica Boquete will join the Thorns following PSG and Tyreso finish its respective UEFA Champions League runs. Australian defender Stephanie Catley will join the club in June following the Matildas’ participation in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup.

Seattle Reign FC:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Haley Kopmeyer (Seattle Reign FC), Hope Solo (Seattle Reign FC)
DEFENDERS (9): Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign FC), Megan Brigman (University of North Carolina), Steph Cox (Seattle Reign FC), Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign FC), Kate Deines (Seattle Reign FC), Kendall Fletcher (Canberra United), Amanda Frisbie (University of Portland), Carmelina Moscato (Boston Breakers), Elli Reed (Seattle Reign FC)
MIDFIELERS (4): Jess Fishlock (Seattle Reign FC), Kim Little (Arsenal LFC), Mariah Nogueira (Boston Breakers), Keelin Winters (Seattle Reign FC)
FORWARDS (5): Danielle Foxhoven (Portland Thorns FC), Bev Goebel (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Nahomi “Naho” Kawasumi (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Sydney Leroux (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe (Olympique Lyonnais)

Sky Blue FC:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Brittany Cameron (Sky Blue FC) and Jill Loyden (Sky Blue FC)
DEFENDERS (9): CoCo Goodson (Sky Blue FC), Cami Levin (Western Sydney Wanderers), Lindsi Cutshall (Sky Blue FC), Kendall Johnson (Sky Blue FC), Hayley Haagsma* (Texas Tech), Maddie Thompson (Sky Blue FC), Caitlin Foord (Sydney FC), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue FC) and Christie Rampone (Sky Blue FC)
MIDFIELDERS (5): Ashley Nick (WFK Zorky), Katy Freels (Sky Blue FC), Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue FC), Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue FC) and Nanase Kiryu (NTV Beleza)
FORWARDS (3): Maya Hayes (Penn State), Monica Ocampo (Sky Blue FC), and Jonelle Filigno (Rutgers)

*Expected to miss the 2014 season due to injury

Washington Spirit

GOALKEEPERS (3): Ashlyn Harris (Tyreso FF), Chantel Jones (Perth Glory FC), Adelaide Gay (Portland Thorns FC)
DEFENDERS (7 ): Toni Pressley (Ryazan VDV), Robyn Gayle (Washington Spirit), Ali Krieger (Tyreso FF), Cecilie Sandvej (Perth Glory FC), Crystal Dunn (UNC), Bianca Sierra (Auburn), Tori Huster (Western Sydney)
MIDFIELDERS (7 ): Colleen Williams (Washington Spirit), Yael Averbuch (Goteborg FC), Lori Lindsey (Canberra United), Christine Nairn (Seattle Reign FC), Diana Matheson (Team Strømmen), Veronica Perez (Western New York Flash), Jordan Angeli (Boston Breakers)
FORWARDS (4 ): Danesha Adams (Sky Blue FC), Tiffany Weimer (Portland Thorns FC), Renae Cuellar (FC Kansas City), Carolina Miller (Washington Spirit), Jodie Taylor (Sydney FC)

Western New York Flash:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Lydia Williams (Canberra United), Kelsey Wys (Florida State University)
DEFENDERS (7): Amy Barczuk (WNY Flash), Kristen Edmonds (FC Rossiyanka), Haley Palmer (San Diego State), Katherine Reynolds (WNY Flash), Brittany Taylor (WNY Flash), Kathryn Williamson (Portland Thorns FC), Courtney Verloo (Stanford University)
MIDFIELDERS (6): Vicky Losada (FC Barcelona), Carli Lloyd (WNY Flash), Kristen Meier (Seattle Reign FC), Angela Salem (WNY Flash), Courtney Wetzel (Portland Thorns FC), McCall Zerboni (WNY Flash)
FORWARDS (5): Adriana Martin (WNY Flash), Samantha Kerr (WNY Flash), Emma Kete (Sydney FC), Jasmyne Spencer (Washington Spirit), Abby Wambach (WNY Flash)

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