National Women's Soccer League

Opening day rosters set for NWSL clubs

All nine NWSL clubs announced their opening-day rosters, though both Chicago and Houston are still waiting for two signings to be announced and the Flash have listed only 19 players. Houston’s missing players are Jessica McDonald, who was acquired in a draft day trade with Portland, and draftee Carleigh Williams.

Chicago elected not to name the remaining two players, though draft picks Rachel Tejada and Cara Walls remained unsigned. Western New York did not indicate any pending signings but have only filled 3 of 6 international slots.

Here is each team’s roster:


GOALKEEPERS (2): Jami Kranich, Alyssa Naeher
DEFENDERS (7): Maddy Evans, Kassey Kallman, Julie King, Mollie Pathman, Bianca Sierra, Cat Whitehill, Rachel Wood
MIDFIELDERS (7): Amy Barczuk, Bia, Kristie Mewis, Suzane Pires, Rafinha, Katie Schoepfer, Stephanie Verdoia
FORWARDS (4): Nkem Ezurike, Ketlen, Morgan Marlborough, Stephanie McCaffrey


GOALKEEPERS (1): Karina LeBlanc
DEFENDERS (7): Abby Erceg, Arin Gilliland, Taryn Hemmings, Samantha Johnson, Julie Johnston, Michelle Lomnicki, Rachel Quon
MIDFIELDERS (5): Shannon Boxx, Zakiya Bywaters*, Lori Chalupny, Vanessa DiBernardo, Danielle Colaprico, Alyssa Mautz
FORWARDS (5): Jen Hoy, Sofia Huerta, Adrianna Leon, Christen Press, Melissa Tancredi

*will miss 2015 season with season-ending hip injury and does not count towards 20-member roster
Hayley Brock has opted to not play in 2015 in order to focus on her studies


Goalkeepers (2): Erin McLeod, Bianca Henninger
Defenders (7): Rachael Axon, Allysha Chapman, Niki Cross, Meghan Klingenberg, Ella Masar, Stephanie Ochs, Lauren Sesselmann
Midfielders (5): Brittany Bock, Morgan Brian, Jordan Jackson, Carli Lloyd, Ashley Nick
Forwards (4): Melissa Henderson, Tiffany McCarty, Kealia Ohai, Stephanie Roche

Kansas City:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicole Barnhart, Katelyn Rowland.
DEFENDERS (5): Amy LePeilbet, Becky Sauerbrunn, Becca Moros, Leigh Ann Robinson, Domi Richardson.
MIDFIELDERS (9): Lauren Holiday, Heather O’Reilly, Kaysie Clark, Jen Buczkowski, Yael Averbuch, Erika Tymrak, Liz Bogus, Mandy Laddish, Frances Silva.
FORWARDS(3): Amy Rodriguez, Sarah Hagen, Shea Groom.

*Kaysie Clark, Katelyn Rowland and Dominique Richardson are pending completion their contracts. Per league and team policies, terms of the contracts will not be disclosed.


GOALKEEPERS (2): Nadine Angerer, Michelle Betos
DEFENDERS (8): Steph Catley, Kendall Johnson, Kaylyn Kyle, Emily Menges, Courtney Niemiec, Rachel Van Hollebeke, Rhian Wilkinson, Kat Williamson
MIDFIELDERS (6): Sinead Farrelly, Tobin Heath, Allie Long, Sarah Robbins, Mana Shim, McCall Zerboni
FORWARDS (5): Genoveva (Ayo) Añonma (will join in May), Alex Morgan, Christine Sinclair, Jodie Taylor, Hanna Terry


GOALKEEPERS (2): Haley, Kopmeyer, Hope Solo
DEFENDERS (6): Lauren Barnes, Rachel Corsie , Stephanie Cox, Michelle Cruz, Kendall Fletcher, Elli Reed
MIDFIELDERS (6): Amber Brooks, Jess Fishlock , Kim Little , Mariah Nogueira, Havana Solaun, Keelin Winters
FORWARDS (5): Kiersten Dallstream, Danielle Foxhoven, Merritt Mathias, Megan Rapinoe , Beverly Yanez (Goebel)

**Wambach, who was acquired in a trade with the Flash last week, is unlisted after previously declaring she would not play in NWSL this season.

Sky Blue FC:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Aubrey Bledsoe, Brittany Cameron
DEFENDERS (8): Lindsi Cutshall, Caitlin Foord, Kristin Grubka, Hayley Haagsma, Cami Levin, Meg Morris, Kelley O’Hara, Christie Rampone
MIDFIELDERS (5): Katy Freels, Shawna Gordon, Sarah Killion, Taylor Lytle, Nikki Stanton
FORWARDS (6): Jonelle Filigno, Maya Hayes, Samantha Kerr, Lo’eau LaBonta, Nadia Nadim , Monica Ocampo

Washington Spirit:

Goalkeepers (2): Ashlyn Harris, Kelsey Wys
Defenders (8): Ali Krieger, Crystal Dunn, Whitney Church, Alex Singer, Estelle Johnson, Megan Oyster, Katherine Reynolds, Caprice Dydasco
Midfielders (5): Christine Nairn, Tori Huster, Angela Salem, Amanda Da Costa, Joanna Lohman
Forwards (5): Laura del Rio, Francisca Ordega, Estefania Banini, Caroline Miller, Tiffany Weimer

Western New York Flash:

GOALKEEPERS (2): Sabrina D’Angelo, Chantel Jones
DEFENDERS (6): Kristen Edmonds, Whitney Engen, Jaelene Hinkle, Toni Pressley, Chelsea Stewart, Brittany Taylor
MIDFIELDERS (5): Jordan Angeli, Abby Dahlkemper, Becky Edwards, Amanda Frisbie, Samantha Mewis
FORWARDS (6): Kristen Hamilton, Camilla Kur, Sydney Leroux, Ajara Nchout Njoya, Jasmyne Spencer, Lynn Williams

*India Trotter suffered an ACL tear in preseason and will miss the 2015 season.
Haley Palmer has opted to sit out the 2015 season.

USWNT players will join their clubs this week and be available until May 1.


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