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NWSL rosters unveiled for 2020 Challenge Cup

We’ve got a rundown of the eight NWSL rosters participating in the 2020 Challenge Cup.

North Carolina Courage players warm up at the start of practice, at WakeMed Soccer Park Field 6 in Cary, NC. Photo by Andy Mead/YCJ/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The NWSL Challenge Cup gets underway this Saturday in Utah, and on Tuesday, teams announced the rosters they will take to the tournament. This comes a day after the Orlando Pride announced they are withdrawing from the tournament due to a Covid-19 outbreak on the team. Six players and four staff members tested positive, and so the club elected to stay home for the Challenge Cup.

All For XI writer Kim McCauley is in the process of previewing the tournament. She has previewed the Washington Spirit, and will continue with a new team each day this week.

Chicago Red Stars

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

Defenders (11): Camryn Biegalski, Julia Bingham, Tierna Davidson (FED-USA), Hannah Davison, Julie Ertz (FED-USA), Zoey Goralski, Sarah Gorden, Zoe Morse, Kayla Sharples, Casey Short (FED-USA), Bianca St. Georges

Midfielders (7): Morgan Brian (FED-USA), Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernardo, Savannah McCaskill, Yuki Nagasato (INTL-JAP), Cassie Rohan, Ella Stevens

Forwards (7): Makenzy Doniak, Rachel Hill, Katie Johnson, Sarah Luebbert, Zoe Redei, Michele Vasconcelos, Kealia Watt

Houston Dash

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

Defenders (5): Allysha Chapman, Katie Naughton, Megan Oyster, Ally Prisock, Erin Simon

Midfielders (8): Shea Groom, Haley Hanson, Cece Kizer, Kristie Mewis, Christine Nairn, Cami Privett, Sophie Schmidt, Bri Visalli

Forward (8): Bridgette Andrzejewski, Rachel Daly (INTL), Jamia Fields, Veronica Latsko, Maegan Kelly, Kayla McCoy, Nichelle Prince, Katie Stengel

North Carolina Courage

Goalkeepers (3): Stephanie Labbé (FED/CAN), Samantha Murphy, Katelyn Rowland

Defenders (11): Lindsay Agnew, Abby Dahlkemper (FED/USA), Jaelene Daniels, Abby Erceg, Hailey Harbison, Kaleigh Kurtz, Hailie Mace, Merritt Mathias (45-Day DL), Addisyn Merrick (CDP), Sinclaire Miramontez (CDP), Ryan Williams

Midfielders (7): Debinha (INT), Crystal Dunn (FED/USA), Samantha Mewis (FED/USA), Lauren Milliet, Denise O’Sullivan (INT), Cari Roccaro, Meredith Speck

Forwards (5): Kristen Hamilton, Jessica McDonald, McKenzie Meehan, Ally Watt (CDP), Lynn Williams

OL Reign

Goalkeepers (3): Michelle Betos, Casey Murphy, Carly Nelson

Defenders (10): Lauren Barnes, Amber Brooks, Alana Cook, Steph Cox, Machaela George, Madison Hammond, Celia Jiménez Delgado (INT), Adrienne Jordan, Kristen McNabb, Taylor Smith

Midfielders (8): Morgan Andrews, Shirley Cruz (INT), Jess Fishlock, Kelcie Hedge, Allie Long (FED), Rebecca Quinn (INT), Dani Weatherholt, Rosie White (INT)

Forwards (7): Bethany Balcer, Sofia Huerta, Darian Jenkins, Mariah Lee, Nicole Momiki, Jasmyne Spencer, Jodie Taylor

Portland Thorns FC

Goalkeepers (3): Bella Bixby, Britt Eckerstrom, Adrianna Franch (FED-USA)

Defenders (9): Kelli Hubly, Meghan Klingenberg, Emily Menges, Meaghan Nally (CDP), Madison Pogarch, Katherine Reynolds, Becky Sauerbrunn (FED-USA), Autumn Smithers, Christen Westphal

Midfielders (6): Celeste Boureille, Lindsey Horan (FED-USA), Emily Ogle, Rocky Rodríguez (INTL), Angela Salem, Gabby Seiler

Forwards (7): Simone Charley, Marissa Everett, Tyler Lussi, Anika Rodriguez, Christine Sinclair (FED-CAN), Sophia Smith (CDP), Morgan Weaver (CDP)

Sky Blue FC

Goalkeepers (4): Didi Haracic, Megan Hinz, Amanda “Mandy” McGlynn, Kailen Sheridan (FED-CAN)

Defenders (7): Sabrina Flores, Mandy Freeman, Estelle Johnson, Gina Lewandowski, Kaleigh Riehl, Erica Skroski, Chantelle Swaby

Midfielders (11): Cassidy Benintente, Nicole Baxter, Jennifer Cudjoe (INTL-GHA), Elizabeth Eddy, Naho Kawasumi (INTL-JPN), Margaret “Midge” Purce, Domi Richardson, Madison Tiernan, Sarah Woldmoe, Kenie Wright, McCall Zerboni

Forwards (4): Imani Dorsey, Paige Monaghan, Ifeoma Onumonu, Evelyne Viens (INTL-CAN)

Utah Royals FC

Goalkeepers (3): Nicole Barnhart, Abby Smith, Melissa Lowder

Defenders (10): Elizabeth Ball, Rachel Corsie, Taylor Leach, Gaby Vincent, Katie Bowen, Kelley O’Hara (FED-USA), Mallory Weber, Marissa Sheva, Michelle Maemone, Maddie Nolf

Midfielders (8): Vero Boquete (INTL), Diana Matheson (FED-CAN), Desiree Scott (FED-CAN), Chestley Strother, Lo’eau Labonta, Aminata Diallo (INTL), Gunny Jonsdottir, Kate Del Fava (CDP)

Forwards (7): Brittany Ratcliffe, Amy Rodriguez, Arielle Ship, Tziarra King (CDP), Taylor Lytle, Holly Daugirda, Raisa Strom-Okimoto

Washington Spirit

Goalkeepers (3): Aubrey Bledsoe, Devon Kerr, Katie Lund

Defenders (8): Tegan McGrady, Sam Staab, Paige Nielsen, Jenna Hellstrom, Brooke Hendrix, Tori Huster, Kaiya McCullough (CDP), Natalie Jacobs (CDP)

Midfielders (8): Dorian Bailey, Jaye Boisierre, Jordan DiBiasi, Meggie Dougherty Howard, Rose Lavelle (FED-USA), Meghan McCool, Jessie Scarpa, Andi Sullivan

Forwards (7): Averie Collins (CDP), Bayley Feist, Ashley Hatch, Katie McClure (CDP), Ashley Sanchez (CDP), Crystal Thomas, Kumi Yokoyama