Preseason: NWSL teams open camps and release rosters

With the close of the international break and the return of their national team players, NWSL teams will get back to full strength and on with the work of preseason.

Chicago Red Stars

The Red Stars return 18 players, including 2018 NWSL Golden Boot winner and Best XI Sam Kerr and Julie Ertz. They also added the top pick in the 2019 College Draft, U.S. defender Tierna Davidson.

Roster:
Goalkeepers (4): Emily Boyd, Megan Hinz (invitee), Alison Jahansouz (invitee), Alyssa Naeher.
Defenders (13): Tierna Davidson, Hannah Davidson (College Draft), Brooke Elby, Chandra Eigenberger (invitee), Zoey Goralski (invitee), Sarah Gorden, Christina Murillo, Katie Naughton, Kayla Sharples (College Draft), Casey Short, Bianca St. Georges (College Draft), Chelsea Surpris (invitee), Arin Wright.
Midfielders (10): Morgan Brian, Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernardo, Julie Ertz, Kelly Fitzgerald (invitee), Alyssa Mautz, Nikki Stanton, Michele Vasconcelos, Jill Vetere (invitee), Erin Yenney.
Forwards (6): April Bockin (College Draft), Katie Johnson, Sam Kerr, Maria Sanchez (College Draft), Jenna Szczesny (College Draft), Yuki Nagasato.

Preseason:
March 9 vs. University of Missouri March 24 vs. Portland Thorns, at University of Portland March 27 vs. Reign FC, at University of Portland March 30 vs. U.S. WNT U-23, at University of Portland

Houston Dash
The Dash add defenders Satara Murray and Ari Romero. Romero returns to Houston from Iceland's Valur Reykjavik. Murray joins the Dash after four seasons with Liverpool FC Women. Midfielder Meleana Shim and forward Kyah Simon are rehabilitating from offseason injuries. Kimberly Keever has left the team to return to the University of Washington and forward Savannah Jordan retired. 

Roster:
Goalkeepers (4): Jane Campbell, Bianca Henninger, Devon Kerr (invitee), Cosette Morche (invitee).
Defenders (12): Lindsay Agnew, Amber Brooks, Allysha Chapman, Whitney Church (invitee), Janelly Farias (invitee), Vanessa Flores (invitee), Jazmin Jackmon (College Draft), Satara Murray, Clare Polkinghorne, Ally Prisock (College Draft), Riley Smith (invitee), Ari Romero.
Midfielders (12): Betsy Brandon (College Draft), Grace Cutler (College Draft), Haley Hanson, Paige Hayward (invitee), Kara Hoffman (invitee), Jen Laponte (invitee), Veronica Latsko, Kristen Mewis, Christine Nairn, Meleana Shim, Kyah Simon, Rachel Stelter (invitee).
Forwards (10):  Rachel Daly, Jamia Fields (invitee), Olivia Jarrell (invitee), Colleen Kennedy (invitee), CeCe Kizer (College Draft), Kayla McCoy (College Draft), Kealia Ohai, Nichelle Prince, Kyah Simon, Crystal Thomas (invitee).

Preseason:
March 7 at Houston Baptist March 9 Texas. March 23 at Texas A&M. March 30 vs. Texas Tech. March 30 vs. Baylor.



NC Courage
The champion Courage returns a core of the team, including national team players Abby Dahlkemper, Crystal Dunn, Sam Mewis, Jessica McDonald and McCall Zerboni, and welcomes newcomers Stephanie Labbe and Ally Haran.

Roster:
Goalkeepers (5): Kelsey Daughtery (invitee), Adelaide Gay (invitee), Stephanie Labbé, Sam Leshnak (invitee), Katelyn Rowland.
Defenders (10): Abby Dahlkemper, Abby Erceg, Ally Haran, Hailey Harbison (College Draft), Jaelene Hinkle, Shannon Horgan (invitee), Julie King, Kaleigh Kurtz, Merritt Mathias, Morgan Reid.
Midfielders (18): Debinha, Nickolette Driesse (invitee), Elizabeth Eddy, Meagan Harbison (invitee), Sam Mewis, Gianna Milaro (invitee), Lauren Milliet (College Draft), Heather O’Reilly, Denise O’Sullivan, Peyton Perea (invitee), Cari Roccaro, Meredith Speck, Julia Spetsmark, Kaycie Tillman (College Draft), Charlotte Williams (invitee), Ryan Williams, Taryn Wright (invitee), McCall Zerboni.
Forwards (5): Crystal Dunn, Kristen Hamilton, Jessica McDonald, Leah Pruitt (College Draft), Lynn Williams.

Preseason:
March 9 vs. Clemson. March 19 vs. North Carolina. March 20 vs. Wake Forest. March 23 vs. Orlando Pride. March 30 vs. South Carolina. April 6 vs. Virginia.

Orlando Pride
Orlando Pride re-signed five players -- goalkeeper Haley Kopmeyer, defender Toni Pressley, as well as forwards Camila, Rachel Hill and Danica Evans -- to give it 17 players under contract. The Pride will head into the 2019 season with a new head coach Marc Skinner.

Roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Ashlyn Harris, Haley Kopmeyer, Lainey Burdett (invitee)
Defenders (7): Alika Keene (invitee), Alanna Kennedy, Ali Krieger, Carson Pickett, Toni Pressley, Kim Reynolds (invitee), Shelina Zadorsky.
Midfielders (8): Kristen Edmonds, Emily van Egmond, Dani Weatherholt, Erin Greening (College Draft), Marisa Viggiano (College Draft), Joanna Boyles (invitee), Bridget Callahan (invitee), Abby Elinsky (invitee)
Forwards (7):  Danica Evans, Rachel Hill, Sydney Leroux, Camila, Alex Morgan, Chioma Ubogagu, Marta.

Preseason:
March 23 at NC Courage.



Portland Thorns
The Timbers will be at full strength when they get back Adrianna Franch, Ellie Carpenter, Emily Sonnett, Tobin Heath, Ana Crnogorcevic, Caitlin Foord, Hayley Raso and Christine Sinclair from international duty.

Roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Britt Eckerstrom, Adrianna Franch, Bella Bixby (formally Geist).
Defenders (9): Elizabeth Ball, Ellie Carpenter, Kelli Hubly, Meghan Klingenberg, Emily Menges, Madison Pogarch (invitee), Katherine Reynolds, Gabby Seiler, Emily Sonnett.
Midfielders (11): Celeste Boureille, Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Katy Byrne (invitee), Connie Caliz (invitee), Tobin Heath, Arden Holden (invitee), Lindsey Horan, Emily Ogle (College Draft), Midge Purce, Angela Salem, Sandra Yu.
Forwards (9): Simone Charley (invitee), Ana Crnogorcevic, Marissa Everett, Caitlin Foord, Tyler Lussi, Ifeoma Onumonu, Hayley Raso, Christine Sinclair, Mallory Weber.

Preseason:
March 24 vs. Chicago Red Stars. March 27 vs. U.S. WNT U-22. March 30 vs. Reign FC.



Reign FC
The Reign's preseason roster includes 22 players under contract -- 18 back from 2018 -- and 10 non-roster invitees. New signings include Darian Jenkins, Shea Groom, Spanish international defender Celia Jimenez Delgado, Australian international midfielder Elise Kellond-Knight and midfielder Morgan Proffitt. Midfielder Jess Fishlock remains on loan to Lyon until the conclusion of its run in the UEFA Champions League.

Roster:
Goalkeepers (5): Michelle Betos, Kori Butterfield (invitee), Kelsey Dossey (invitee), Scout Watson (invitee), Lydia Williams.
Defenders (8): Lauren Barnes, Steph Catley, Celia Jimenez Delgado, Siobhan McDonough (invitee), Kristen McNabb, Theresa Nielsen, Megan Oyster, Christen Westphal.
Midfielders (8): Morgan Andrews, Jessica Fishlock (on loan), Elise Kellond-Knight, Allie Long, Morgan Proffitt, Rumi Utsugi, Beverly Yanez, Sakky Yoshida (invitee).
Forwards (11):  Bethany Balcer (invitee), Jorian Baucom (invitee), Kiersten Dallstream (invitee), Shea Groom, Darian Jenkins, Jaycie Johnson, Emma Kete (invitee), Summer Mason (invitee), Megan Rapinoe, Jasmyne Spencer, Jodi Taylor.

Preseason:
March 16 vs. UCLA in Norco, CA. March 24 vs. U.S. WNT U-23 in Portland, OR. March 27 vs. Chicago Red Stars in Portland, OR. March 30 at Portland Thorns. April 5 vs. Washington.

Sky Blue FC
The 28-player preseason roster includes four players selected in the 2019 College Draft though top picks Hailie Mace and Julia Ashley signed with teams in Sweden. Midfielder Carli Lloyd has been away with the USA at the SheBelieves Cup while goalkeepers Kailen Sheridan (Canada) and Didi Haracic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) have also been away representing their respective national teams.

Roster:
Goalkeepers (4): Grace Bendon (invitee), Didi Haracic, Kaylan Marckese (College Draft), Kailen Sheridan.
Defenders (8): Caprice Dydasco, Sabrina Flores (College Draft), Mandy Freeman, Asako Ideue (invitee), Estelle Johnson, Amandine Pierre-Louis, Domi Richardson, Erica Skroski.
Midfielders (10): Imani Dorsey, Julie James, Sarah Killion, Carli Lloyd, Paige Monaghan, Gabriela Morais (invitee), Shade Pratt (invitee), Raquel Rodriguez, Madison Tiernan, Kenie Wright (College Draft).
Forwards (6): Kyra Carusa (College Draft), Nahomi Kawasumi, Jen Hoy, Savannah McCaskill, McKenzie Meehan, Elle Sweeney (invitee).

Preseason:
March 16 vs. St. John’s. March 23 vs. West Virginia. March 29 vs. Rutgers. April 6 vs. North Carolina.

Utah Royals
The second-year Royals will get Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn and Christen Press back from national team duty. The big offseason signing: Spanish veteran Veronica Boquete.

Roster:
Goalkeepers (3): Nicole Barnhart, Melissa Lowder (invitee), Abby Smith
Defenders (12): Katie Bowen, Rachel Corsie, Grace Hancock (invitee), Sam Johnson, Michelle Maemone (College Draft), Sydney Miramontez, Rebecca Moros, Maddie Nolf (College Draft), Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauerbrunn, Haley Skolmolski (invitee), Gaby Vincent (invitee),
Midfielders (9):  Lo’eau LaBonta, Veronica Boquete, Makenzy Doniak, Amanda Laddish, Taylor Lytle, Gunny Jonsdottir, Diana Matheson, Desiree Scott, Raissa Strom Okimito (invitee)
Forwards (6): Christen Press, Brittany Ratcliffe, Amy Rodriguez, Katie Stengel, Erika Tymrak, Alexandra Kimbell (College Draft).

Preseason:
March 20 at Long Beach. March 23 vs. USC in Long Beach, CA

Washington Spirit
The Spirit has signed all five players (No. 3 overall pick to No. 17) selected in the 2019 College Draft. Seven members of the roster have national team experience this winter: Mallory Pugh, Rose Lavelle, Andi Sullivan and Tegan McGrady, Australian internationals Amy Harrison and Chloe Logarzo and Jamaica’s Cheyna Matthews.

Roster:
Goalkeepers (6): Aubrey Bledsoe, Shae Yanez (invitee), Samantha Leshnak (invitee), Rachel Boaz (invitee), Sammy Jo Prudhomme (invitee)
Defenders (11): Megan Crosson, Jessica Davis (invitee), Mallory Eubanks, Amy Harrison, Tegan McGrady (College Draft), Sam Staab (College Draft), Paige Nielsen, Dorian Bailey (College Draft), Mackenzie Berryhill (invitee), Carlin Hudson (invitee), Jackie Simpson (invitee), Megan Cox (invitee)
Midfielders (8): Meggie Dougherty Howard, Rose Lavelle, Joanna Lohman, Andi Sullivan, Chloe Logarzo, Tori Huster, Jordan DiBiasi, Amanda Rooney (invitee)
Forwards (10): Cali Farquharson, Ashley Hatch, Arielle Ship, Mallory Pugh, Cheyna Matthews, Bayley Feist (College Draft), MyKayla Brown (invitee), Georgia Cloepfil (invitee), Tiffany McCarty (invitee), Lana Spitler (invitee).

Preseason:
March 16 vs. James Madison in Richmond, VA. March 23 vs. Bordeaux (France). March 30 vs. North Carolina in Leesburg, VA. April 6 vs. Virginia Tech.
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