KANSAS CITY NWSL ANNOUNCES  2021 28-PLAYER ROSTER NWSL KC

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KANSAS CITY NWSL ANNOUNCES 2021 28-PLAYER ROSTER

KANSAS CITY (April 5, 2021) – Kansas City NWSL gets set to kick off its inaugural season this week when it faces off against Portland Thorns FC in the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, presented by Secret deodorant. Ahead of the Friday, April 9 opening match, the team released its full 28-player roster.

Forward Amy Rodriguez will wear the captain’s armband as she and six other players make their return to Kansas City after playing the last three seasons in Utah. Nicole Barnhart, Katie Bowen, Sydney Miramontez, Lo’eau LaBonta, Desiree Scott and Brittany Ratcliffe join Rodriguez in their return to KC.

Kansas City’s roster is filled with players that have represented their country at the senior level. Midfielders Scott (CAN), Jordyn Listro (CAN) and forward Mariana Larroquette (ARG) were recently called to duty and will miss the opening match of the tournament.

Forward Arielle Ship suffered an injury early in preseason and has been placed on the Disabled List. Forward Mallory Weber is currently on loan to Adelaide United of the Australian W-League.

The full 28-player Challenge Cup roster is below.

Kansas City 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup presented by Secret roster:
Goalkeepers (3):
Nicole Barnhart, Carly Nelson, Abby Smith

Defenders (8): Elizabeth Ball, Katie Bowen, Rachel Corsie, Kate Del Fava, Taylor Leach, Michelle Maemone, Sydney Miramontez, Kristen Edmonds

Midfielder (10): Lo’eau LaBonta, Chloe Logarzo, Diana Matheson (ALL-CAN), Addie McCain (CDP), Ashley Nick, Victoria Pickett (CDP), Desiree Scott (ALL-CAN), Maddie Nolf, Gaby Vincent, Jordyn Listro

Forwards (7):, Darian Jenkins, Jaycie Johnson, Mariana Larroquette, Brittany Ratcliffe, Amy Rodriguez, Raisa Strom-Okimoto, Michele Vasconcelos.

Key:
CDP – 2021 NWSL College Draft pick
ALL – 2021 AllocatedPlayer

 

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