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All 10 NWSL clubs announce final rosters

Ifeoma Oumonu won a contract to play as a rookie on the 2017 Boston Breakers (photo: Boston Breakers)
Ifeoma Oumonu won a contract to play as a rookie on the 2017 Boston Breakers (photo: Boston Breakers)

Ifeoma Oumonu won a contract to play as a rookie on the 2017 Boston Breakers (photo: Boston Breakers)

NWSL clubs announced final rosters on Monday, reducing to between 18 and 20 players ahead of this weekend’s opening of the regular season. Before the announcements the Reign announced a contract for No. 6 overall pick Maddie Bauer and the Breakers did the same for No. 8 pick Ifeoma Onumonu. Also the Dash grabbed Sarah Hagen off waivers from the Orlando Pride and settled their months-long goalkeeping conundrum by waiving Bianca Henninger and contracting Jane Campbell to play with Lydia Williams.

The league and clubs also began using standardized roster statuses to make it easier for fans to keep track of which players count against the 20-woman limit and also what players who don’t count are up to.

Active players count against the roster limit of 18-20. Some active players are designated FED for Federation Plater, followed by the country that is paying their NWSL salary. Some others are labeled INTL because they require an international spot to roster them. The country they represent follows.

There are several available statuses for players who do not count against the active roster limit. They are:
Out of Market (OOM): player is under contract either to the team or the federation but is currently out of market
45-day Disabled List (D45): player is on the 45-day disabled list
Season-Ending Injury (SEI): player has an injury requiring her to miss the remainder of the season.
Goalkeeper Reserve (GKR): player is replacing a goalkeeper on the roster due to injury
Maternity List (MAT): player is out of action for an extended period due to pregnancy
Loan (LOA): player is on loan to another club

The list of statuses does not cover drafted players like Rachel Hill (Pride) and Tyler Lusi (Thorns), who elected to finish school before joining their respective clubs for good. Crystal Dunn, currently playing for Chelsea in the FA WSL, is also currently without status.

Boston Breakers

Active Roster

Goalkeepers (2): 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

Not counted against active roster

GKR (1): Sammy Jo Prudhomme (GK)

Chicago Red Stars

Active Roster

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)

Not counted against active roster

None

FC Kansas City

Active Roster

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)

Not counted against active roster

None

Houston Dash

Active roster

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 (5): 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

Not counted against active roster

OOM (1): Carli Lloyd (M; FED-USA)

North Carolina Courage

Active Roster

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 (5): Makenzy Doniak, Lynn Williams (FED-USA), Jessica McDonald, Kristen Hamilton, Ashley Hatch

Not counted against active roster

D45 (1): Darian Jenkins (F)

Orlando Pride

Active Roster

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

Not counted against active roster

OOM (2): Alex Morgan (F; FED-USA), Marta (F; INTL-BRA)

Portland Thorns FC

Active

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), Hayley Raso (INTL-AUS), Christine Sinclair (FP-CAN)

Not counted against active roster

OOM (1): Ashleigh Sykes (F; INTL-AUS)

Seattle Reign FC

Active Roster

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 (5): Christine Nairn, Lindsay Elston, Jessica Fishlock, Kristen McNabb, Rumi Utsugi (INTL-JPN)
Forwards (5): Beverly Yanez, Kiersten Dallstream, Megan Rapinoe (FED-USA), Nahomi Kawasumi (INTL-JPN), Katie Johnson

Not counted against active roster

D45 (1): Larissa Crummer (F)
SEI (1): Diana Matheson (M; FED-CAN)

Sky Blue FC

Active Roster

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 (6): Kim DeCesare, Leah Galton (INTL-ENG), Maya Hayes, Sam Kerr (INTL-AUS), McKenzie Meehan, Kelley O’Hara (FED-USA)

Not counted against active roster

D45: Tasha Kai (F)

Washington Spirit

Active Roster

Goalkeepers (2): Didi Haracic, Stephanie Labbé (FED-CAN)
Defenders (5): Whitney Church, 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 (6): Lindsay Agnew, Francisca Ordega (INTL – NGA), Arielle Ship, Havana Solaun, Katie Stengel, Cheyna Williams

Not counted against active roster

D45 (3): Caprice Dydasco (D), Cali Farquharson (F), Kelsey Wys (GK)

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