FC KANSAS CITY ACQUIRE DEFENDERS BRITTANY TAYLOR AND AMANDA FRISBIE FROM WNY FLASH
FC Kansas City sends defender Becca Moros to the Flash
KANSAS CITY, MO (November 9, 2015) – FC Kansas City announced today that the club has acquired the rights to defender Brittany Taylor from Western New York Flash. In exchange, the Blues will send defender Becca Moros to the Flash. In a separate transaction, the Blues also acquired defender Amanda Frisbie from Western New York for an international roster spot for the 2016 and 2017 seasons from the defending league champions.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to bring in a player of Brittany’s [Taylor] quality,” Director of Soccer Operations Huw Williams said. “She is one of the most experienced and successful defenders in the league and a player we have admired since the inception of the NWSL three years ago.”
Taylor, 28, started and played a total of 63 games in the first three National Women’s Soccer League seasons with the Flash. In 2013, she led the team’s defense with three goals and four assists and added two more tallies and an assist to her name in 2014.
The Campbell Hall, NY product was selected in the First Round of the 2010 WPS Draft by Sky Blue FC where she made 42 appearances for the club, scored twice and was named a WPS All-Star. In addition, Taylor scored three goals in nine games during her time at W-League side Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues.
Following a very successful collegiate career at the University of Connecticut, Taylor earned her first career start with the U.S. National Team against Canada at the Four Nations Cup as well as being a part of the U-17, U-20 and U-21 national team programs.
“I am very thankful for all the Western NY Flash organization has done for me over the past three years. Change is something that can be taken as a challenge, however the opportunity to play for the two-time reigning champions is a dream come true,” Taylor said. “FCKC has established a reputation for winning and I am going to make sure this offseason prepares me to uphold that reputation. I am looking forward to the 2016 season and my new home at FC Kansas City.”
Frisbie, 23, started two games and played four last season recording one goal after being acquired in a trade with Seattle. In 2014, she was selected by the Reign in the first round of the NWSL College Draft (No. 7 overall) but missed that season due to injury.
“I am very excited for a fresh start and a new beginning with a great organization,” Frisbie said. “I look forward to coming in, making a difference, and growing as a player under a great staff.”
The Keller, Texas native graduated from the University of Portland where she was named to the NSCAA First Team All-America in 2013, becoming Portland’s first first-team All-American since 2009. She was also a MAC-Hermann Trophy semifinalist.
“Amanda [Frisbie] is a young talented player who is extremely versatile and we feel her abilities will fit in very well within our system.” Williams said.
Moros, 30 started and played in all 20 games with FC Kansas City this past season and recorded one assist after being acquired from the Portland Thorns FC at the end of the 2014 campaign.
“Obviously losing good players is the difficult part of all trades,” Williams said. “Becca was an important player on our championship team and we wish her the very best of luck going forward.”
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Hometown: Campbell Hall, NY
College: University of Connecticut
Previous Team: Western NY Flash
Hometown: Keller, TX
College: University of Portland
Previous Team: Western NY Flash