Team Opens Exhibition Season Tonight Against University of Missouri

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan. (March 18, 2014) – FC Kansas City announced the 25 Player Preseason Roster today as they prepare to open their exhibition season against the University of Missouri tonight. The roster includes a good mix of veterans and new faces to the squad.

All six of the team’s 2014 College Draft Picks are included on the roster and are faring well in their first professional training camp. Midfielder Katrina Gorry is also listed on the roster, although she is not expected to join the team until June due to her commitment with the Australian National Team in the 2014 Asia Cup.

U.S. Women’s National Team members Becky Sauerbrunn and Amy Rodriguez will join the team this week following their play in the Algarve Cup. Midfielder and NWSL MVP Lauren Holiday will also join the team this week.

FC Kansas City has two exhibition matches this week, tonight against the University of Missouri at 6:30 p.m. CT and Saturday against the Chicago Red Stars at the St. Louis Soccer Park in Fenton, MO at 7:00p.m. CT. Both matches are free and open to the public.

FC Kansas City Preseason Roster: GOALKEEPERS (3): Nicole Barnhart, Sara Keane, Emma Stevens DEFENDERS (6): Kassey Kallman, Nikki Phillips (formerly Krzysik), Leigh Ann Robinson, Becky Sauerbrunn, Nia Williams, Shelina Zadorsky MIDFIELDERS (11): Liz Bogus, Jen Buczkowski, Molly Dreska, Lauren Holiday, Mandy Laddish, Merritt Mathias, Jenna Richmond, Amy Rodriguez, Frances Silva, Erika Tymrak FORWARDS (4): Melissa Henderson, Maegan Kelly, Morgan Marlborough, Stephanie Rose

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