FC Kansas City is keeping busy during this offseason. With several players departing the team (Holiday's retirement and Hagen's trade), roster spots are continuously opening up. Now, the Blues hope to fill Holiday's veteran presence in the midfield with relative newcomer Amanda Frisbie, and replace Becca Moros with Brittany Taylor.
Moros joined the Blues at the end of the 2014 season and played in all 20 games throughout the last season. Before joining the NWSL, she played in Japan's Nadeshiko League. Moros was a solid left back for the team, who showed a lot of promise in her attacking moves forward.
While losing Moros is definitely a hit for the team, the additions of Taylor and Frisbie certainly soften the blow. Brittany Taylor has played a total of 63 games with the Western New York Flash over the last 3 year, and has 5 goals and assists to her name. She's also earned two caps with the US Women's National team.
Frisbie is listed as a midfielder, but has been known to play more of a defensive role. She was selected in the 2014 NWSL College Draft by Seattle, but missed the season due to injury. Last season with the Flash, she appeared in four games and recorded one goal. Expect to see her and Megan Lisenby compete for playing time next season.
All in all, this was a good trade for the Blues. Adding a veteran defender like Taylor to an already experienced back line should cause a smooth transition into next season. Adding depth like Frisbie won't replace Lauren Holiday, but it will certainly help build the squad for the future.