Portland Thorns FC on Monday traded defender Rebecca Moros to FC Kansas City in exchange for an international spot in the 2015 and 2016 seasons, as reported by The Equalizer’s Dan Lauletta on Friday.
Thorns coach Paul Riley tells The Equalizer that the international slot — the team’s fifth — will be used on a new player who will not miss NWSL games for the World Cup.
English forward Jodie Taylor was traded from Washington to Portland on Friday during the draft. Taylor is the Thorns’ fourth international player, joining Australian defender Stephanie Catley, Germany goalkeeper Nadine Angerer and Spain midfielder Vero Boquete.
On draft day the Thorns traded forward Jessica McDonald to Houston for second-round picks in 2015 and 2016, then Portland immediately flipped those to Washington for Taylor.
Moros started 13 games for the Thorns in 2014, joining the club from Japan after two seasons with INAC Kobe Leonessa.
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