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KC NWSL releases 2021 preseason roster

29 rostered players and 11 trialists make up 2021 training camp roster

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KC NWSL released it’s roster for preseason. In total, 40 players make up the roster including 29 rostered players and 11 trialists.

The team opens with two weeks of preseason training in Kansas City at Swope Soccer Village before heading to Port St. Lucie, Florida starting February 19 through March 5.

2021 Kansas City NWSL Roster

Goalkeepers (4): Nicole Barnhart, Carly Nelson, Abby Smith, Tristin Stuteville (NRI)

Defenders (12): Rashida Beal (NRI), Elizabeth Ball, Katie Bowen, Rachel Corsie, Kate Del Fava, Kristen Edmonds (NYR), Taylor Leach, Michelle Maemone, Sydney Miramontez, Maddie Nolf, Gaby Vincent, Mallory Weber (NYR)

Midfielder (13): Meg Brandt (NRI), Courtney Claassen (NRI), Alli Hess (NRI), Jaci Jones (NRI), Lo’eau LaBonta, Chloe Logarzo (NYR), Taylor Lytle, Diana Matheson (FED-CAN), Addie McCain (CDP), Ashley Nick (NRI), Victoria Pickett (CDP), Desiree Scott (FED-CAN), Chestley Strother (NRI)

Forwards (11): Kaira Houser (NRI), Darien Jenkins (NYR), Jaycie Johnson, Mariana Larroquette (NYR), Brittany Ratcliffe, Amy Rodriguez, Arielle Shipp, Raisa Strom-Okimoto, Michele Vasconcelos, Cali Farquharson (NRI), Cyera Hintzen (NRI)

Key:

CDP – 2021 NWSL College Draft pick

NRI – Non-Roster Invitee

NYR – Not Yet Reported to Camp

FED – 2020 Federation Player

Roster notes

  • Midfielders Diana Matheson and Desiree Scott were named to Canada Soccer’s roster for the 2021 SheBelieves Cup last week and will report to camp following the tournament.
  • Victoria Pickett and Addie McCain, Kansas City’s second and third draft picks will forego their college seasons, choosing to join the NWSL.
  • First-round pick Kiki Pickett and second-round selection Lucy Parker will remain in college, competing in the NCAA spring season.
  • Fourth round picks, Alex Loera and Brookelyn Entz, will remain in college and compete in their school’s NCAA fall season.
  • Chloe Logarzo and Kristen Edmonds have not yet arrived in Kansas City, but they will join the team soon.
  • Argentinian forward Marianna Larroquette is expected to join the team in early February.