FC KANSAS CITY ACQUIRES TERESA NOYOLA FROM SEATTLE

Team Also Receives Second Round Draft Pick, Rights to Nikki Krzysik

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, Kan (July 1, 2013) – FC Kansas City has announced the acquisition of Mexican National Team player, Teresa Noyola, in addition to a second round draft pick in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League College Draft and the rights to defender Nikki Krzysik from the Seattle Reign.  In exchange, Seattle receives forward Renae Cuellar and Kansas City’s third round pick in next year’s college draft.

Cuellar has made 11 appearances for Kansas City, starting eight times.  She has the distinction of scoring the NWSL’s first goal in the third minute of the Inaugural Match on April 13, 2013.  A member of the Mexican National Team, Cuellar most recently appeared for her country at the 2013 Algarve Cup where she scored two goals.

NoyolaNoyola has started eight games for the Reign and accumulated 758 minutes in 11 total appearances for the club.  Also a Mexican National Team player, she has seven caps for the senior squad.  Noyola attended Stanford University where she was named the 2011 Herrmann Trophy award winner as Division I College Soccer’s best player.  Noyola is expected to be available for selection when FC Kansas City plays the Western New York Flash on Sunday, July 7th at 3:10p.m.

“Teresa (Noyola) is a great player.  Our game is designed to build through the midfield and she gives us another great asset in that area,” said Kansas City Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski.  “I think this move is to the benefit of all parties involved.”

In addition to Noyola and Seattle’s second round draft pick, FC Kansas City also acquired the rights to Nikki Krzysik.  The second overall pick in the 2013 Supplemental Draft, Krzysik is a defender from Ridgewood, NJ.  She has previously played for the Chicago Red Stars and Philadelphia Independence of Women’s Professional Soccer.  Although she has chosen to not play this season, Kansas City will have exclusive negotiating rights with her for the 2014 season.