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Tuesday Roundup: NWSL clubs release updated preseason rosters

Mana Shim, center with Thorns, is the newest contracted player in Houston. (Photo copyright Meg Linehan for The Equalizer)

The Houston Dash signed Meleana Shim to a contract for the 2018 season. Shim had been in camp with the Dash as a Non-Roster Invitee. Shim played for the Thorns from 2013 when she was signed as a non-drafted free agent until last summer when she left the team on mutual agreement to play in Japan. She made 76 appearances for the Thorns and was part of the 2013 NWSL Championship side and the 2016 Shield winning team.

Shim was briefly involved with the Dash in 2014. The club selected her in the Expansion Draft but after balking at the move, she was traded back to the Thorns during the 2014 draft.

The Dash also added defenders Megan Dunnigan and Alli Murphy as Non-Roster Invitees.

The updated Dash camp roster is:

Goalkeepers (4): Jane Campbell (NYR), Bianca Henninger (NYR), Sammy Jo Prudhomme, Sarah Shimer

Defenders (7): Amber Brooks, Rachel Daly, Megan Dunnigan (NRI), Kimberly Keever, Cami Levin, Alli Murphy (NRI), Cami Privett, Cari Roccaro, Janine Van Wyke (NYR)

Midfielders (11): Abby Elinsky, Claire Falknor, Michaela Hahn, Haley Hanson, Caity Heap (NRI), Veronica Latsko, Linda Mothalo (NYR), Kristie Mewis, Lotta Okvist (NYR), Kyah Simon (NYR), Allison Wetherington

Forwards (10): Lindsay Agnew (NYR), Sonest Furtado (NRI), Savannah Jordan, Heather Kaleiohi (NRI), Thembi Kgatlana (NYR), Kealia Ohai, Christen Press (NYR), Nichelle Prince (NYR), Meleana Shim, Tiffany Weimer

Chicago Red Stars

*-The Red Stars have made just one change, saying goodbye to Non-Roster Invitee midfielder Corinne Harris.

Goalkeepers (4): Emily Boyd, Michele Dalton, Alyssa Naeher (NYR), Ryann Torerro (NRI)

Defenders (8): Taylor Comeau, Chandra Eigenberger (NRI), Indigo Gibson (NYR), Arin Gilliland, Zoey Goralski, Sarah Gorden, Samantha Johnson, Katie Naughton, Casey Short (NYR)

Midfielders (14): Alexa Ben, Joanna Boyles, Megan Buckingham, Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernardo, Julie Ertz (NYR), Lauren Kaskie, Alyssa Mautz, Ashton Miller (NYR), Christina Murillo (NRI), Nikki Stanton, Michele Vasconcelos, Bri Visalli, Rosie White (NYR), Erin Yenney (NRI)

Forwards (5): Summer Green, Sofia Huerta (NYR), Sam Kerr (NYR), Stephanie McCaffrey, Yuki Nagasato

North Carolina Courage

*-The Courage have added three players as Non-Roster Invitees. Midfielders Kendall Fischlein, Teryn Weight, and Katie Wierenga have joined camp. No longer in training is Makenzy Doniak who tore her ACL during the first week.

Goalkeepers (2): Sabrina D’Angelo, Katelyn Rowland

Defenders (12): Allysha Chapman, Abby Dahlkemper (NYR), Abby Erceg, Jaelene Hinkle, Carlin Hudson, Yuri Karamura (NYR), Julie King (NYR), Alyssa Kleiner (NRI), Kaleigh Kurtz (NRI), Merritt Mathias, Morgan Reid, Ryan Williams

Midfielders (9): Debinha, Makenzy Doniak, Elizabeth Eddy, Kendall Fischlein (NRI), Samantha Mewis (NYR), Denise O’Sullivan, Becca Rasmussen, Meredith Speck, Sarah Teegarden (NRI), Teryn Weight (NRI), Katie Wierenga (NRI), McCall Zerboni

Forwards (6): Frannie Crouse, Crystal Dunn (NYR), Kristen Hamilton, Darian Jenkins, Jessica McDonald, Lynn Williams (NYR)

Orlando Pride

*-The Pride have added seven Non-Roster Invitees to camp: goalkeeper Kat Elliott; midfielders Kayla Adamek, Christine Creighton, and Julia Moore; and forwards Trudi Carter, Morgan Ferrera, and Jessica Hamrick

The Pride also announced that Alanna Kennedy has signed a contract for 2018.

Goalkeepers (2): Kat Elliott (NRI), Ashlyn Harris (NYR), Haley Kopmeyer

Defenders (7): Camila, Ali Krieger, Monica (NYR), Carson Pickett, Poliana (NYR), Toni Pressley, Shelina Zadorsky (NYR)

Midfielders (9): Kayla Adamek (NRI), Bridget Callahan (NRI), Christine Creighton (NRI), Kristen Edmonds, Alanna Kennedy (NYR), Julia Moore (NRI) Christine Nairn, Emily van Egmond (NYR), Dani Weatherholt

Forwards (10): Trudi Carter (NRI), Danica Evans, Morgan Ferrara (NRI), Nadia Gomes (NYR), Jessica Hamrick (NRI), Rachel Hill, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan (NYR), Marta, Chioma Ubogagu

Portland Thorns FC

*-The Thorns did not make any roster moves

Goalkeepers (3): Britt Eckerstrom, Adrianna Franch, Bella Geist

Defenders (9): Elizabeth Ball (NRI), Ellie Carpenter (NYR), Tina De Zeeuw (NRI), Kelli Hubly (NRI), Meghan Klingenberg, Emily Menges, Katherine Reynolds, Gabby Seiler (NYR), Emily Sonnett (NYR)

Midfielders (9): Andressinha (NYR), Celeste Bourielle, Bobbi Eckler (NRI), Tobin Heath (NRI), Lindsay Horan (NYR), Midge Purce, Angela Salem (NYR), Mallory Weber, Sandra Yu (NYR)

Forwards (8): Simone Charley (NRI), Caitlin Foord (NYR), Ashley Herndon (NRI), Tyler Lussi, Meg Morris, Ifeoma Onumonu, Hayley Raso (NYR), Christine Sinclair (NYR)

Seattle Reign FC

*-The Reign released Non-Roster Invitees Tara Meier and Alex Quincy; Rosie McShane has been added to the preseason roster as a Non-Roster Invitee; Rachel Corboz has returned to Georgetown to complete school; Lauren Barnes is in camp after taking a short break following the Australian season

Goalkeepers (4): Morgan Bertsch (NRI), Michelle Betos, Adelaide Gay (NRI), Lydia Williams (NYR)

Defenders (11): Yael Averbuch, Lauren Barnes, Maddie Bauer, Dominique Bond-Flasza (NRI), Steph Catley (NYR), Ally Haran, Celia Jimenez Delgado (NYR), Kristen McNabb, Theresa Nielsen, Megan Oyster, Christen Westphal

Midfielders (9): Elizabeth Addo (NRI), Morgan Andrews, Jessica Fishlock (NYR), Allie Long (NYR), Rosie McShane (NRI), Stephanie Ribeiro (NRI), Shannon Simon (NRI), Rumi Utsugi, Stephanie Verdoia (NRI)

Forwards (8): Georgia Cloepfil (NRI), Kiersten Dallstream, Jaycie Johnson (NRI), Nahomi Kawasumi, Megan Rapinoe, Jasmyne Spencer, Jodie Taylor, Beverly Yanez

Sky Blue FC

*-Sky Blue has parted ways with the following Non-Roster Invitees: goalkeepers Tori Corsaro, Kaycee Guinion, and Christiana Ogunsami; defender Christa Neary and Jessica Vigna; midfielders Nicole Baxter, Alli Magaletta, Ani Sarkisian

Goalkeepers (3): Caroline Casey, Casey Murphy (NYR), Kailen Sheridan (NYR)

Defenders (12): Cassidy Benintente, Mary Fiebernitz (NRI), Monica Flores (NRI), Mandy Freeman, Amanda Frisbie, Christina Gibbons, Kayla Mills, Amandine Pierre-Louis, Domi Richardson, Erin Simon, Erica Skroski, Rebekah Stott (NYR)

Midfielders (8): Kelly Conheeney, Daphne Corboz (NYR), Sarah Killion, Carli Lloyd (NYR), Kiana Palacios, Raquel Rodriguez, , Thaisa (NYR), Madoson Tiernan

Forwards (9): Michaela Abam, Janine Beckie (NYR), Imani Dorsey, Shea Groom, Jen Hoy, Katie Johnson, Adriana Leon (NYR), Savannah McCaskill (NYR), McKenzie Meehan

Utah Royals FC

*-Brittany Taylor Kolmel is now being listed as Brittany Kolmel; she was married last September

Goalkeepers (4): Nicole Barnhart, EJ Proctor (NRI), Rebecca Ritchie (NRI), Abby Smith

Defenders (12): Alex Arlitt (NYR), Brooke Elby, Rachel Corsie (NRI), Taylor Isom (NRI), Kendall Johnson (NRI), Sydney Miramontez, Becca Moros, Natalie Norris (NRI), Jordan O’Brien (NRI), Kelley O’Hara (NYR), Dominique Randles (NRI), Becky Sauerbrunn, Brittany Kolmel

Midfielders (14): Katrina Gorry, Annie Hawkins (NRI), Gunnhildur Jonsdottir, Maegan Kelly (NYR), Lo’eau LaBonta, Mandy Laddish, Taylor Lytle, Diana Matheson, Alexa Newfield, Desiree Scott (NYR), Lydia Simmonds (NRI), Collette Smith (NRI), Erika Tymrak, Allie Wisner (NRI)

Forwards (6): Katie Bowen, Brittany Ratcliffe, Amy Rodriguez, Victoria Shimkus (NRI), Katie Stengel, Elise Thorsnes

Washington Spirit

*-Cheyna Matthews (nee Williams) is pregnant and will not play this season; Rachel Moore has returned to William & Mary to complete college;

Goalkeepers (3): Aubrey Bledsoe, DiDi Haracic, Kelsey Wys

Defenders (8): Chiny Asher (NRI), Brittany Basinger, Whitney Church, Caprice Dydasco, Estelle Johnson, Rebecca Quinn (NYR), Taylor Smith (NYR), Elizabeth Wenger

Midfielders (10): Yanara Aedo, Estafania Banini, Meggie Dougherty Howard, Maddie Huster, Tori Huster, Rose Lavelle (NYR), Joanna Lohman, Morgan Proffitt, Havana Solaun, Andi Sullivan (NYR)

Forwards (11): Mallory Eubanks, Cali Farquharson, Ashley Hatch (NYR), Ashley Meyers (NRI), Francisca Ordega (NYR), Mallory Pugh (NYR), Arielle Ship, Marissa Sullivan (NRI)

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