FC Kansas City Will Feature Three U.S. Federation Players
CHICAGO (Apr. 6, 2017) - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the official list of U.S. Women’s National Team allocated players for the 2017 season. A total of 22 players will be participating as federation players in the upcoming NWSL season.
FC Kansas City will feature three of those players in Becky Sauerbrunn, Amy Rodriguez and Sydney Leroux. Sauerbrunn is one of the original members of FC Kansas City. Rodriguez started her tenure with the team in 2014 and was an integral factor in both of Kansas City's championship runs. She sat out last season as her family grew with the birth of her second child. Leroux joined FCKC prior to the 2016 season, but she also set out the season with the birth of her first child.
In addition to returning federation players, there are four newly allocated U.S. Women’s National Team players that will be among the ten clubs, including Rose Lavelle (Boston Breakers), Allie Long (Portland Thorns FC), Casey Short (Chicago Red Stars) and Lynn Williams (North Carolina Courage).
The following is a club-by-club list of U.S. federation players for the 2017 NWSL season:
Boston Breakers: Rose Lavelle*
Chicago Red Stars: Julie (Johnston) Ertz, Alyssa Naeher, Christen Press and Casey Short*
Houston Dash: Morgan Brian and Carli Lloyd
FC Kansas City: Sydney Leroux, Amy Rodriguez and Becky Sauerbrunn
North Carolina Courage: Samantha Mewis and Lynn Williams*
Orlando Pride: Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger and Alex Morgan
Portland Thorns FC: Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan, Meghan Klingenberg, Allie Long* and Emily Sonnett
Seattle Reign FC: Megan Rapinoe
Sky Blue FC: Kelley O’Hara
Washington Spirit: None
* = New federation player in 2017