Tuesday morning: What's in the news ...

1. The Chicago Red Stars acquired Kealia Ohai, the Houston Dash's all-time leading scorer with 28 goals, in exchange for defender Katie Naughton and the 18th overall selection in the 2020 NWSL College Draft. Ohai, the second overall pick in the 2014 College Draft, was named to the 2016 NWSL Best XI after scoring 11 goals in 10 games and she was a Goal of the Week winner for both goals she scored in 2019, in Week 4 and Week 19. Chicago also received the ninth and 18th overall picks in the 2020 College Draft from the North Carolina Courage for the sixth overall pick.

2. Utah Royals FC midfielder Erika Tymrak announced her retirement from pro soccer after seven seasons in the NWSL. She was just one of nine players taken in the original NWSL College Draft in 2013 still in the league. Tymrak was named the 2013 NWSL Rookie of the Year and won back-to-back championships in 2014 and 2015 with FC Kansas City. Tymrak, who made 125 league appearances, joined Utah after FC Kansas City folded following the 2017 season.

3. NYCFC has hired NBA executive Matt Goodman as its chief operating officer and chief commercial officer. He will work in the new positions under CEO Brad Sims, who also had worked at the NBA. Goodman served as senior vice president of the NBA’s team marketing and business operations department. In 2020, NYCFC will split its home schedule between Yankee Stadium, its home since 2015, and Citi Field, the home of New York Mets, where it will play four games.
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