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The latest NWSL rosters heading into the Challenge Cup

Which clubs have built the strongest benches?

It’s nearly time! NWSL kicks off the Challenge Cup this Friday as the lead-in to their 2021 regular season. We’ve got updated team rosters dropping today and we’ve collected them here in one place. Some teams have stronger returning cores than others; some teams are in a bit of a rebuild season; some teams, we haven’t seen play at all. After a slightly choppy preseason, these rosters will be many fans’ first clue as to how their team might perform.

Team rosters can have up to 22 players, as well as four supplemental roster players. Some clubs also have national team replacement players, who do not count against the roster limit and can be signed while an NT player is on international duty - perhaps a critical bench depth decision come the Olympics.

Key:

INT – International Slot
SEI – Season Ending Injury List
ALL – US or Canadian Allocated Player
LOAN – Player on Loan
NTRP – National Team Replacement Player

Chicago Red Stars

Goalkeepers (3): Emily Boyd, Cassie Miller, Alyssa Naeher

Defenders (8): Tierna Davidson, Sarah Gorden, Casey Krueger, Tatumn Milazzo, Zoe Morse, Kayla Sharples, Bianca St. Georges, Arin Wright

Midfielders (8): Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernardo, Julie Ertz, Morgan Gautrat, Alyssa Mautz, Nikki Stanton, Ella Stevens, Sarah Woldmoe

Forwards (7): Makenzy Doniak, Zoey Goralski, Rachel Hill, Katie Johnson, Sarah Luebbert, Mallory Pugh, Kealia Watt

Houston Dash

Goalkeepers (3): Jane Campbell (ALL), Amanda Dennis, Lindsey Harris

Defenders (6): Deneisha Blackwood (INT), Allysha Chapman (ALL), Katie Naughton, Megan Oyster, Ally Prisock, Annika Schmidt

Midfielders (11): Shea Groom, Haley Hanson, Amber Marshall, Kristie Mewis (ALL), Christine Nairn, Emily Ogle, Cami Privett, Gabby Seiler, Sophie Schmidt (ALL), Zandy Soree (NTRP), Bri Visalli

Forwards (8): Michelle Alozie (NTRP), Bridgette Andrzejewski, Rachel Daly (INT), Jamia Fields, Veronica Latsko, Nichelle Prince (ALL), Maegan Rosa, Katie Stengel

Kansas City

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), Addie McCain, Ashley Nick, Victoria Pickett, Desiree Scott (ALL), Maddie Nolf, Gaby Vincent, Jordyn Listro

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

North Carolina Courage

Goalkeepers (3): Casey Murphy, Samantha Murphy, Katelyn Rowland

Defenders (10): Lindsay Agnew, Schuyler DeBree, Diane Caldwell (INT), Abby Erceg, Hailey Harbison, Kaleigh Kurtz, Merritt Mathias, Carson Pickett, Taylor Smith, Ryan Williams

Midfielders (8): Debinha (INT), Angharad James (INT), Hailie Mace, Denise O’Sullivan (INT), Peyton Perea, Cari Roccaro, Havana Solaun, Meredith Speck

Forwards (4): Rylee Baisden, Kristen Hamilton, Jessica McDonald, Lynn Williams (ALL)

OL Reign

Goalkeepers (3): Karen Bardsley, Ella Dederick, Cosette Morché

Defenders (8): Lauren Barnes, Amber Brooks, Celia, Steph Cox, Machaela George, Madison Hammond, Sam Hiatt, Kristen McNabb

Midfielders (9): Angelina, Shirley Cruz (INT), Jess Fishlock, Kelcie Hedge, Jenna Holtz (NTRP), Allie Long, Kristen McNabb, Quinn (ALL), Dani Weatherholt, Rosie White

Forwards (9): Bethany Balcer, Sofia Huerta, Tziarra King, Nicole Momiki, Miranda Nild (LOAN), Leah Pruitt, Megan Rapinoe (ALL), Jasmyne Spencer, Ally Watt (SEI)

*Nild and Watt do not count against roster limits due to their classifications

Orlando Pride

Goalkeepers (4): Gabby English (NTRP), Ashlyn Harris (ALL), Erin McLeod (ALL), Brittany Wilson

Defenders (8): Ally Haran, Ali Krieger (ALL), Carrie Lawrence, Phoebe McClernon, Courtney Petersen, Konya Plummer (INT), Toni Pressley, Ali Riley

Midfielders (7): Meggie Dougherty Howard, Gunny Jónsdóttir, Taylor Kornieck, Jade Moore (INT), Erika Tymrak, Marisa Viggiano, Chelsee Washington

Forwards (5): Abi Kim, Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan (ALL), Crystal Thomas, Marta Vieira da Silva

Portland Thorns

Goalkeepers (3): Bella Bixby, Adrianna Franch (ALL), Shelby Hogan

Defenders (8): Kelli Hubly, Meghan Klingenberg, Natalia Kuikka (INTL), Emily Menges, Meaghan Nally, Madison Pogarch, Becky Sauerbrunn (ALL), Christen Westphal

Midfielders (6): Celeste Boureille, Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Rocky Rodríguez, Angela Salem, Christine Sinclair (ALL)

Forwards (5): Simone Charley, Marissa Everett, Tyler Lussi, Sophia Smith (ALL), Morgan Weaver

Racing Louisville

Goalkeepers (3): Michelle Betos, Shelby Money, Katie Lund

Defenders (7): Julia Ashley, Emily Fox, Brooke Hendrix, Nealy Martin, Addisyn Merrick, Kaleigh Riehl, Erin Simon

Midfielders (4): Lauren Milliet, Noelle Higginson, Freja Olofsson, Taylor Otto

Forwards (8): Jorian Baucom, Emina Ekic, Vanessa Kara, Cece Kizer, Cheyna Matthews*, Katie McClure, Savannah McCaskill, Yuki Nagasato

*Matthews will report to training later this spring

Sky Blue FC

Goalkeepers (4): Kailen Sheridan (ALL), DiDi Haracic, Megan Hinz, Amanda “Mandy” McGlynn

Defenders (8): Imani Dorsey, Caprice Dydasco, Sabrina Flores, Mandy Freeman, Estelle Johnson, Gina Lewandowski, Erica Skroski, Kenie Wright

Midfielders (7): Nicole Baxter, Jennifer Cudjoe (INT), Elizabeth Eddy, Nahomi Kawasumi (INT), Sodam Lee (INT), Domi Richardson, McCall Zerboni

Forwards (5): Carli Lloyd (ALL), Paige Monaghan, Ifeoma Onumonu, Margaret “Midge” Purce (ALL), Evelyne Viens (INT)

Washington Spirit

Goalkeepers (3): Aubrey Bledsoe, Devon Kerr, Sydney Schneider

Defenders (7): Sam Staab, Natalie Jacobs, Kelley O’Hara (ALL), Emily Sonnett, Tegan McGrady, Paige Nielsen, Tori Huster

Midfielders (7): Julia Roddar, Saori Takarada, Jordan DiBiasi, Andi Sullivan (ALL), Bayley Feist, Dorian Bailey, Anna Heilferty

Forwards (5): Trinity Rodman, Ashley Sanchez, Kumi Yokoyama, Mariana Speckmaier, Ashley Hatch