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Wednesday Roundup: Spirit waive Castleberry and Stengel

Also in today’s roundup, Martin Sjoren names 23-player Norweigan roster for the EURO

Abby Dahlkemper slides to challenge Katie Stengel during the Courage's 1-0 win over the Washington Spirit

Spirit forward Katie Stengel has been waived by the Washington Spirit. (photo copyright: EriMac Photo for The Equalizer)

Today, the Washington Spirit announced that they have waived forward Katie Stengel and midfielder Cameron Castleberry.

This decision to waive two players was a necessary one because as of yesterday, the Spirit were two players over the league roster limit. Yesterday, the club announced the signing of Chilean-international forward Yanara Aedo. Aedo comes to the Spirit from Valencia CF. Prior to that, she was a member of the Washington Spirit Reserves for two W-League seasons. A little over a week ago, the club announced the re-signing of Argentinian-international forward Estefania Banini. Banini is returning to the Spirit after a short stint at Valencia as well. Before her time in Spain, Banini played for the Spirit in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, she made nine starts and saw time in 13 matches despite battling injury throughout the year. She recorded give goals in a seven-game stretch as well. In 2015, she played in only four games before an injury sidelined her for the year.

Stengel joined the Spirit for the 2016 NWSL season and scored four goals in her first year with the club. She  made 10 starts and 19 appearances for the Spirit which included time during the 2016 NWSL Championship match. Castleberry came to the Spirit via the No.36 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. The Tar Heel alum made only two appearances this year.

Martin Sjoren names EURO roster for Norway

Ada Hegerberg looks to lead her Norway squad to success in this summer's European Championships.

Ada Hegerberg looks to lead her Norway squad to success in this summer’s European Championships.

Norway head coach Martin Sjoren announced his 23-player roster that will compete in this summer’s EURO, set to kick off next month.

Most recently, Norway fell to the USWNT in a friendly earlier this month by a score of 1-0 but held their own against one of the world’s best. Prior to that, they had a disappointing finish in Portugal, placing 11th at the Algarve Cup in March.

Norway will compete in Group A, where they will face the Netherlands, Denmark and Belgium. Their opening game is set for July 16 and they will take on the hosts, the Netherlands.

Norway European Championship Roster by Position

Goalkeepers (3): Ingrid Hjelmseth, Cecilie Fiskerstrand, Oga Marie Hove Bogstad

Defenders (7): Ingrid Moe Wold, Maria Thorisdottir, Nora Holstad Berge, Anja Sonstevold, Stine Reinas, Tuva Hansen, Kristine Bjordal Leine

Midfielders (8): Elise Thorsnes, Maren Mjelde, Ingvild Isaksen, Andrine Hegerberg, Ingrid Spord, Ingrid Schjelderup, Frida Maanum, Caroline Hansen

Forwards (5): Emilie Haavi, Guro Reiten, Ada Martine, Kristine Minde, Ada Hegerberg

 

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