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NWSL clubs announce 2016 rosters

Many of these faces won't be back in Kansas City for title defense number two.

Many of these faces won’t be back in Kansas City for title defense number two.

NWSL clubs announced their opening day rosters on Monday. Teams had to reduce their rosters to between 18 and 20 players. Injured players count towards the roster total but players on maternity leave do not. Rosters are below. FP indicates player is a Federation Player, formerly known as an allocated player. International players are noted as INT’L followed by the country they represent. Only players who require clubs to use an international roster spot are listed as such.

Boston Breakers (20)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Abby Smith, Libby Stout
DEFENDERS (7): Brooke Elby, Whitney Engen (FP-USA), Julie King, Kassey Kallman, Mollie Pathman, Christen Westphal, Rachel Wood
MIDFIELDERS (7): Sinead Farrelly, Kristie Mewis, Angela Salem, Louise Schillgard, Katie Schoepfer, Stephanie Verdoia, McCall Zerboni
FORWARDS (4): Stephanie McCaffrey, Morgan Marlborough, Brittany Ratcliffe, Kyah Simon (INT’L-AUS)

Chicago Red Stars (19)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Michele Dalton, Alyssa Naeher (FP-USA)
DEFENDERS (6): Arin Gilliland, Sarah Gorden, Samantha Johnson, Katie Naughton, Casey Short, Julie Johnston (FP-USA)
MIDFIELDERS (7): Danielle Colaprico, Taylor Comeau, Amanda Da Costa, Vanessa DiBernardo, Mary Luba, Alyssa Mautz, Courtney Raetzman
FORWARDS (4): Jen Hoy, Sofia Huerta, Christen Press (FP-USA), Cara Walls

FC Kansas City (19)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Nicole Barnhart, Katelyn Rowland.
DEFENDERS (6): Becky Sauerburnn (FP-USA), Brittany Taylor, Amanda Frisbie, Katie Bowen (INT’L-NZL), Brianne Reed, Alex Arlitt.
MIDFIELDERS (8): Alexa Newfield, Desiree Scott (FP-CAN), Heather O’Reilly (FP-USA), Jen Buczkowski, Mandy Laddish, Yael Averbuch, Erika Tymrak, Frances Silva.
FORWARDS (3): Shea Groom, Caroline Kastor, Tiffany McCarty.

Houston Dash (19)

Goalkeepers (2): Bianca Henninger, Lydia Williams
Defenders (6): Ellie Brush (INT’L-AUS), Allysha Chapman (FP-CAN), Rebecca Moros, Stephanie Ochs, Poliana (INT’L-BRA), Cari Roccaro,
Midfielders (5): Andressa (INT’L-BRA), Morgan Brian (FP-USA), Amber Brooks, Carli Lloyd (FP-USA), Cami Privett,
Forwards (6): Janine Beckie (FP-CAN), Rachel Daly (INT’L-ENG), Melissa Henderson, Kealia Ohai, Denise O’Sullivan (INT’L-IRE), Chioma Ubogagu

Orlando Pride (18)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Aubrey Bledsoe, Ashlyn Harris (FP-USA)
DEFENDERS (7): Laura Alleway (INT’L-AUS), Josée Bélanger (FP-CAN), Steph Catley (INT’L-AUS), Kristen Edmonds, Monica Hickmann Alves (INT’L-BRA), Cami Levin, Toni Pressley
MIDFIELDERS (5): Becky Edwards, Maddy Evans, Kaylyn Kyle (FP-CAN), Lianne Sanderson, Sam Witteman
FORWARDS (4): Jamia Fields, Sarah Hagen, Alex Morgan (FP-USA), Jasmyne Spencer

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Portland Thorns FC (18)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Michelle Betos, Adrianna Franch
DEFENDERS (7): McKenzie Berryhill, Kendall Johnson, Meghan Klingenberg (FP-USA), Emily Menges, Katherine Reynolds, Emily Sonnett (FP-USA), Kat Williamson
MIDFIELDERS (5): Dagny Brynjarsdottir (INT’L-ISL), Tobin Heath (FP-USA), Lindsey Horan (FP-USA), Allie Long, Amandine Henry (INT’L-FRA)
FORWARDS (4): Nadia Nadim (INT’L-DEN), Mana Shim, Christine Sinclair (FP-CAN), Mallory Weber

Seattle Reign FC (18)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Haley Kopmeyer, Hope Solo (FP-USA)
DEFENDERS (6): Lauren Barnes, Rachel Corsie (INT’L-SCO), Elli Reed, Kendall Fletcher, Carson Pickett, Michelle Cruz
MIDFIELDERS (5) Kim Little (INT’L-SCO), Jessica Fishlock, Keelin Winters, Havana Solaun, Lindsay Elston
FORWARDS (5) Merritt Mathias, Manon Melis (INT’L-NED), Beverly Yanez, Kiersten Dallstream, Megan Rapinoe (FP-USA-)

Sky Blue FC (20)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Caroline Casey, Caroline Stanley
DEFENDERS (7): CoCo Goodson, Kristin Grubka, Maya Hayes, Kelley O’Hara (FP-USA), Christie Rampone (FP-USA), Erin Simon, Erica Skroski
MIDFIELDERS (7): Kelly Conheeney, Shawna Gordon, Sarah Killion, Taylor Lytle, Ashley Nick, Raquel Rodriguez (INT’L-CRC), Nikki Stanton
FORWARDS (4): Kim DeCesare, Tasha Kai, Sam Kerr (INT’L-AUS), Danielle Schulmann

Washington Spirit (20)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Stephanie Labbé (FP-CAN), Kelsey Wys
DEFENDERS (7): Whitney Church, Caprice Dydasco, Estelle Johnson, Alyssa Kleiner, Ali Krieger (FP-USA), Megan Oyster, Shelina Zadorsky (FP-CAN)
MIDFIELDER (5): Estefania Banini (INT’L-ARG), Tori Huster, Joanna Lohman, Diana Matheson (FP-CAN), Christine Nairn
FORWARDS (6): Laura del Rio, Crystal Dunn (FP-USA), Cali Farquharson, Francisca Ordega (INT’L- NGA), Katie Stengel, Cheyna Williams

Western New York Flash (20)

GOALKEEPERS (2): Sabrina D’Angelo (FP-CAN), Britt Eckerstrom
DEFENDERS (5): Abby Dahlkemper, Abby Erceg (INT’L-NZL), Jaelene Hinkle (FP-USA), Alanna Kennedy (INT’L-AUS), Courtney Niemiec
MIDFIELDERS (6): Lady Andrade (INT’L-COL), Halimatu Ayinde (INT’L-NGA), Elizabeth Eddy, Jeon Ga-Eul (INT’L-KOR), Michaela Hahn, Samantha Mewis (FP-USA),
FORWARDS (7): Makenzy Doniak, Kristen Hamilton, Adriana Leon (FP-CAN), Jessica McDonald, Taylor Smith, Lynn Williams, Catherine Zimmerman

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