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Clubs confirm rosters for 2014 season
April 8th, 2014 12:08AM

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[NWSL] NWSL clubs confirmed their rosters for the 2014 season that begins on Saturday. New players include 2013 FIFA Women's Player of the Year Nadine Angerer at champion Portland, Japanese world champion Nahomi Kawasumi at Seattle, plus three U.S. national team players and 2011 WPS Player of the Year Veronica Boquete, who will join NWSL clubs after their Swedish club Tyreso's run in the UEFA Women's Champions League ends.

Boston Breakers
GOALKEEPERS (2): Jami Kranich (Villanova Univ.), Alyssa Naeher* (Boston Breakers).
DEFENDERS (6): Jazmyne Avant (Boston Breakers), Bianca D'Agostino (Boston Breakers), Courtney Jones (FC Kansas City) Julie King (Boston Breakers), Chelsea Stewart* (UCLA), Cat Whitehill (Boston Breakers).
MIDFIELDERS (8): Maddy Evans (Boston Breakers), Ashley Grove (WNY Flash), Kaylyn Kyle* (Seattle Reign FC), Joanna Lohman (Boston Breakers), Kristie Mewis* (FC Kansas City), Heather O’Reilly* (Boston Breakers), Mollie Pathman (Duke Univ.), Lianne Sanderson (Boston Breakers).
FORWARDS (4): Lisa De Vanna (Sky Blue FC/Melbourne Victory), Nkem Ezurike (Univ. of Michigan), Jazmine Reeves (Virginia Tech), Katie Schoepfer (Boston Breakers).

Chicago Red Stars
GOALKEEPERS (2): Karina LeBlanc* (Portland Thorns FC), Taylor Vancil (Chicago Red Stars).
DEFENDERS (6): Taryn Hemmings (Chicago Red Stars), Samantha Johnson (USC), Kecia Morway (Colorado College), Rachel Quon* (Chicago Red Stars), Jackie Santacaterina (Chicago Red Stars), Michelle Wenino (Chicago Red Stars).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Shannon Boxx* (Chicago Red Stars), Zakiya Bywaters (Chicago Red Stars), Lori Chalupny (Chicago Red Stars), Vanessa DiBernardo (Univ. of Illinois), Julie Johnston (Santa Clara Univ.), Alyssa Mautz (Chicago Red Stars), Julianne Sitch (Chicago Red Stars).
FORWARDS (5): Hayley Brock (Univ. of Maryland), Jen Hoy (Chicago Red Stars), Adriana Leon* (Chicago Red Stars), Christen Press* (Tyresö FF), Melissa Tancredi* (Dolsjofors GolF).

Houston Dash
GOALKEEPERS (2): Bianca Henninger (FC Kansas City), Erin McLeod* (Chicago Red Stars).
DEFENDERS (6): Marissa Diggs (UCF), Whitney Engen* (Tyresö FF), Meghan Klingenberg* (Tyresö FF), Arianna Romero* (Seattle Reign FC), Lauren Sesselmann* (FC Kansas City), Kika Toulouse (Washington Spirit), Nikki Washington (Portland Thorns FC).
MIDFIELDERS (4): Brittany Bock (Sky Blue FC), Becky Edwards (Portland Thorns FC), Jordan Jackson (Univ. of Nebraska), Teresa Noyola* (FC Kansas City).
FORWARDS (6): Ella Masar (Chicago Red Stars), Tiffany McCarty (Washington Spirit), Stephanie Ochs (Washington Spirit), Kealia Ohai (Univ. of North Carolina), Rafaelle Souza (Univ. of Mississippi).

FC Kansas City
GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart* (FC Kansas City), Sara Keane (West Virginia Univ.), Cecilia Santiago* (Boston Breakers).
DEFENDERS (6): Kassey Kallman (Florida State Univ.), Amy LePeilbet* (Chicago Red Stars), Nikki Phillips (San Diego Sea Lions), Leigh Ann Robinson (FC Kansas City), Becky Sauerbrunn* (FC Kansas City), Nia Williams (FC Kansas City).
MIDFIELDERS (10): Jen Buczkowski (FC Kansas City), Katrina Gorry* (Brisbane Roar), Sarah Hagen (Bayern Munich), Lauren Holiday* (FC Kansas City), Maegan Kelly (Marquette Univ.), Mandy Laddish (Univ. of Notre Dame), Merritt Mathias (FC Kansas City), Jenna Richmond (UCLA), Frances Silva (West Virginia Univ.), Erika Tymrak (FC Kansas City).
FORWARDS (4): Liz Bogus (Seattle Reign FC), Melissa Henderson (FC Kansas City), Morgan Marlborough (Santa Clara Univ.), Amy Rodriguez* (Seattle Reign FC).

Portland Thorns FC
GOALKEEPERS (2): Nadine Angerer (Brisbane Roar), Michelle Betos (Boston Breakers).
DEFENDERS (4): Nikki Marshall (Portland Thorns FC), Emily Menges (Georgetown Univ.), Rebecca Moros (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Rachel Van Hollebeke* (Portland Thorns FC).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Amber Brooks (Bayern Munich), Sinead Farrelly (FC Kansas City), Tobin Heath (Portland Thorns FC/Paris SG), Sarah Huffman (WNY Flash), Angie Kerr (Portland Thorns FC), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Meleana Shim (Portland Thorns FC), Veronica Boquete (Tyresö FF).
FORWARDS (5): Jackie Acevedo (Houston Aces), Jessica McDonald (Seattle Reign FC), Alex Morgan* (Portland Thorns FC), Christine Sinclair* (Portland Thorns FC), Elisabeth Sullivan (Mississippi State Univ.).

Seattle Reign FC
GOALKEEPERS (2): Haley Kopeyer (Seattle Reign FC), Hope Solo* (Seattle Reign FC).
DEFENDERS (9): Lauren Barnes (Seattle Reign FC), Megan Brigman (Univ. of North Carolina), Stephanie Cox* (Seattle Reign FC), Kiersten Dallstream (Seattle Reign FC), Kate Deines (Seattle Reign FC), Kendall Fletcher (Canberra United), Amanda Frisbie (Univ. of Portland), Carmelina Moscato* (Boston Breakers), Elli Reed (Seattle Reign FC).
MIDFIELDERS (4): Jess Fishlock (Seattle Reign FC/Glasgow City/Melbourne Victory), Kim Little (Arsenal LFC), Mariah Nogueira (Boston Breakers), Keelin Winters (Seattle Reign FC).
FORWARDS (5): Danielle Foxhoven (Portland Thorns FC), Bev Goebel (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Nahomi Kawasumi (INAC Kobe Leonessa), Sydney Leroux* (Boston Breakers), Megan Rapinoe* (Seattle Reign FC/Lyon).

Sky Blue FC
GOALKEEPERS (2): Brittany Cameron (Sky Blue FC), Jill Loyden* (Sky Blue FC).
DEFENDERS (9): CoCo Goodson (Sky Blue FC), Cami Levin (Western Sydney Wanderers), Lindsi Cutshall (Sky Blue FC), Kendall Johnson (Sky Blue FC), Hayley Haagsma (Texas Tech Univ.), Maddie Thompson (Sky Blue FC), Caitlin Foord (Sky Blue FC/Sydney FC), Kelley O'Hara* (Sky Blue FC), Christie Rampone* (Sky Blue FC).
MIDFIELDERS (5):  Ashley Nick (WFK Zorky), Katy Freels (Sky Blue FC), Taylor Lytle (Sky Blue FC), Sophie Schmidt* (Sky Blue FC), Nanase Kiryu (NTV Beleza).
FORWARDS (3): Maya Hayes (Penn State Univ.), Monica Ocampo* (Sky Blue FC), Jonelle Filigno* (Rutgers Univ.).

Washington Spirit
GOALKEEPERS (3): Adelaide Gay (Portland Thorns FC), Ashlyn Harris* (Washington Spirit), Chantel Jones (Washington Spirit).
DEFENDERS (6): Crystal Dunn* (Univ. of North Carolina), Robyn Gayle (Washington Spirit), Tori Huster (Washington Spirit), Ali Krieger* (Washington Spirit/Tyresö FF), Toni Pressley (Washington Spirit), Cecilie Sandvej (Perth Glory FC), Bianca Sierra (Auburn Univ.).
MIDFIELDERS (7): Jordan Angeli (Boston Breakers), Yael Averbuch* (Göteborg FC), Lori Lindsey (Washington Spirit), Diana Matheson* (Washington Spirit), Christine Nairn (Seattle Reign FC), Veronica Perez* (WNY Flash), Colleen Williams (Washington Spirit).
FORWARDS (6): Danesha Adams (Sky Blue FC), Renae Cuellar* (Seattle Reign FC), Caroline Miller (Washington Spirit), Jodi Taylor (Washington Spirit), Tiffany Weimer (Portland Thorns FC).

Western New York Flash
GOALKEEPERS (2): Lydia Williams (Canberra United), Kelsey Wys (Florida State Univ.).
DEFENDERS (7): Amy Barczuk (WNY Flash), Kristen Edmonds (FC Rossiyanka), Haley Palmer (San Diego State Univ.), Katherine Reynolds (WNY Flash), Brittany Taylor (WNY Flash), Kathryn Williamson (Portland Thorns FC), Courtney Verloo (Stanford Univ.).
MIDFIELDERS (6): Vicky Losada (Barcelona), Carli Lloyd* (WNY Flash), Kristen Meier (Seattle Reign FC), Angela Salem (WNY Flash), Courtney Wetzel (Portland Thorns FC), McCall Zerboni (WNY Flash).
FORWARDS (5): Adriana Martin (WNY Flash), Samantha Kerr (WNY Flash), Emma Kete (Sydney FC), Jasmyne Spencer (Washington Spirit), Abby Wambach* (WNY Flash).

* Allocated players.

1 comment
  1. Tony Biscaia
    commented on: April 8, 2014 at 8:29 a.m.
    Tony Biscaia commented on: April 8, 2014 at 2:14 a.m. [USA WOMEN] U.S. Soccer president Sunil Gulati said a decision on a new women's national team coach to replace Tom Sermanni would be made soon -- it could be as soon as days away -- from a short list of candidates, "following that sports adage of having a very short list." Sunil should know since he's on the "very short list" and maybe it's a psychological more than a physical shortcoming, fault the process is always a great excuse. Wrong sex is also a good one. Does he still work for Krafts in NE? Huge local successes surprise he doesn't play it up, we love Sunil never the less but wish he'd go away already.

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