NWSL Teams Exercise Options and Extend Offers Heading into 2019 Season

Teams in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) have released updated rosters heading into the 2019 offseason. Teams can exercise contract options or extend new contract offers to players currently on the rosters.

Players whose option isn’t exercised or don’t receive a new contract offer are placed on the NWSL Re-entry Wire. The list of players who are allocated for the 2019 season will be released at a later date.

 

Updated Rosters and Contract Status

Chicago Red Stars

  • Emily Boyd (GK): Option Exercised
  • Morgan Brian (M): Option Exercised
  • Danielle Colaprico (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Vanessa DiBernardo (M): Option Exercised
  • Brooke Elby (D): Option Exercised
  • Julie Ertz (D): Federation Player (USA)
  • Arin Gilliland (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Sarah Gorden (D): Option Exercised
  • Summer Green (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Sam Kerr (F): Option Exercised
  • Alyssa Mautz (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Stephanie McCaffrey (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Christina Murillo: Option Exercised
  • Alyssa Naeher (GK): Federation Player (USA)
  • Yuki Nagasato (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Katie Naughton (D): Option Exercised
  • Casey Short (D): Federation Player (USA)
  • Nikki Stanton (M): Option Exercised
  • Michele Vasconcelos (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Rosie White (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Erin Yenney: Option Exercised

Houston Dash

  • Lindsay Agnew (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Amber Brooks (D): Option Exercised
  • Jane Campbell (GK): Federation Player (USA)
  • Allysha Chapman (D): Federation Player (Canada)
  • Taylor Comeau (M): Option Exercised
  • Rachel Daly (D): Option Exercised
  • Haley Hanson (M): Option Exercised
  • Bianca Henninger (GK): Option Exercised
  • Sofia Huerta (M): Option Exercised
  • Savannah Jordan (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Kimberly Keever (D): Option Exercised
  • Thembi Kgatlana (F): Option Exercised
  • Veronica Latsko (F): Option Exercised
  • Kristie Mewis (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Linda Motlhalo (M): Option Exercised
  • Kealia Ohai (F): Option Exercised
  • Clare Polkinghorne (D): Option Exercised
  • Nichelle Prince (F): Federation Player (Canada)
  • Sammy Jo Prudhomme (GK): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Meleana Shim (M): Option Exercised
  • Kyah Simon (F): Option Exercised

North Carolina Courage

  • Abby Dahlkemper (D): Federation Player (USA)
  • Sabrina D’Angelo (GK): Federation Player (Canada)
  • Debinha (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Crystal Dunn (F): Federation Player (USA)
  • Elizabeth Eddy (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Abby Erceg (D): New Contract
  • Kristen Hamilton (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Jaelene Hinkle (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Darian Jenkins (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Julie King (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Kaleigh Kurtz: Option Exercised
  • Merritt Mathias (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Jessica McDonald (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Samantha Mewis (M): Federation Player (USA)
  • Heather O’Reilly (M): Option Exercised
  • Denise O’Sullivan (M): Option Exercised
  • Cari Roccaro (D): Option Exercised
  • Katelyn Rowland (GK): Option Exercised
  • Meredith Speck (D): Option Exercised
  • Lynn Williams (F): Federation Player (USA)
  • McCall Zerboni (M): Option Exercised

Orlando Pride

  • Poliana Barbosa Medeiros (D): Option Exercised
  • Kristen Edmonds (M): Option Exercised
  • Danica Evans (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Ashlyn Harris (GK): Federation Player (USA)
  • Monica Hickmann Alves (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Rachel Hill (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Alanna Kennedy (M): Option Exercised
  • Haley Kopmeyer (GK): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Ali Krieger (D): Option Exercised
  • Sydney Leroux (F): Option Exercised
  • Camila Martins Pereira (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Alex Morgan (F): Federation Player (USA)
  • Christine Nairn (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Carson Pickett (D): Option Exercised
  • Toni Pressley (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Chioma Ubogagu (F): Option Exercised
  • Emily van Egmond (M): Option Exercised
  • Marta Vieira da Silva (F): Option Exercised
  • Dani Weatherholt (M): Option Exercised
  • Shelina Zadorsky (D): Federation Player (Canada)

Portland Thorns FC

  • Andressinha (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Elizabeth Ball (D): Option Exercised
  • Celeste Boureille (M): Option Exercised
  • Ellie Carpenter (D): Option Exercised
  • Ana Crnogorčević (F): Option Exercised
  • Britt Eckerstrom (GK): Option Exercised
  • Caitlin Foord (F): Option Exercised
  • Adrianna Franch (GK): Option Exercised
  • Tobin Heath (M): Federation Player (USA)
  • Lindsey Horan (M): Federation Player (USA)
  • Kelli Hubly (D): Option Exercised
  • Meghan Klingenberg (D): Option Exercised
  • Tyler Lussi (F): Option Exercised
  • Emily Menges (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Ifeoma Onumonu (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Midge Purce (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Hayley Raso (F): Option Exercised
  • Katherine Reynolds (D): Option Exercised
  • Angela Salem (M): Option Exercised
  • Christine Sinclair (F): Federation Player (Canada)
  • Emily Sonnett (D): Federation Player (USA)
  • Mallory Weber (M): Option Exercised

Seattle Reign FC

  • Elizabeth Addo (M): Option Exercised
  • Morgan Andrews (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Yael Averbuch (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Lauren Barnes (D): Option Exercised
  • Michelle Betos (GK): Option Exercised
  • Steph Catley (D): Option Exercised
  • Kiersten Dallstream (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Jess Fishlock (M): Option Exercised
  • Jaycie Johnson (F): Option Exercised
  • Nahomi Kawasumi (F): Option Exercised
  • Alyssa Kleiner (D): Option Exercised
  • Adriana Leon (F): Federation Player (Canada)
  • Allie Long (M): Federation Player (USA)
  • Kristen McNabb (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Theresa Nielsen (D): Option Exercised
  • Megan Oyster (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Megan Rapinoe (M): Federation Player (USA)
  • Jasmyne Spencer (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Jodie Taylor (F): Option Exercised
  • Rumi Utsugi (M): Option Exercised
  • Christen Westphal (D): Option Exercised
  • Lydia Williams (GK): Option Exercised
  • Bev Yanez (F): Extended New Contract Offer

Sky Blue FC

  • Caroline Casey (GK): Option Exercised
  • Imani Dorsey (F): Option Exercised
  • Mandy Freeman (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Amanda Frisbie (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Christina Gibbons (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Shea Groom (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Jen Hoy (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Katie Johnson (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Sarah Killion (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Carli Lloyd (M): Federation Player (USA)
  • Savannah McCaskill (F): Option Exercised
  • McKenzie Meehan (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Amandine Pierre-Louis (D): Option Exercised
  • Domi Richardson (D): Option Exercised
  • Raquel Rodríguez (M): Option Exercised
  • Kailen Sheridan (GK): Federation Player (Canada)
  • Erica Skroski (D): Option Exercised
  • Rebekah Stott (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Madison Tiernan (M): Extended New Contract Offer

Utah Royals FC

  • Nicole Barnhart (GK): Option Exercised
  • Katie Bowen (M): Option Exercised
  • Rachel Corsie (D): Option Exercised
  • Makenzy Doniak (M): Option Exercised
  • Samantha Johnson (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Gunny Jónsdóttir (M): Option Exercised
  • Mandy Laddish (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Lo’eau LaBonta (M): Option Exercised
  • Taylor Lytle (F): Option Exercised
  • Diana Matheson (M): Federation Player (Canada)
  • Sydney Miramontez (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Becca Moros (D): Option Exercised
  • Kelley O’Hara (D/F): Federation Player (USA)
  • Christen Press (F): Federation Player (USA)
  • Brittany Ratcliffe (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Amy Rodriguez (F): Federation Player (USA)
  • Becky Sauerbrunn (D): Federation Player (USA)
  • Desiree Scott (M): Federation Player (Canada)
  • Abby Smith (GK): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Katie Stengel (F): Option Exercised
  • Erika Tymrak (F): Option Exercised

Washington Spirit

  • Estefania Banini (M/F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Aubrey Bledsoe (GK): New Contract
  • Whitney Church (D): Option Exercised
  • Meggie Dougherty Howard (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Caprice Dydasco (D): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Mallory Eubanks (F): Option Exercised
  • Cali Farquharson (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • DiDi Haracic (GK): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Ashley Hatch (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Tori Huster (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Estelle Johnson (D): Option Exercised
  • Rose Lavelle (M): Federation Player (USA)
  • Joanna Lohman (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Cheyna Matthews (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Francisca Ordega (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Mallory Pugh (F): Federation Player (USA)
  • Rebecca Quinn (D/M): Federation Player (Canada)
  • Arielle Ship (F): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Taylor Smith (D): Federation Player (USA)
  • Havana Solaun (M): Extended New Contract Offer
  • Andi Sullivan (M): Option Exercised
  • Kelsey Wys (GK): Option Exercised

Re-entry Wire

The following players didn’t have their options exercised or a new contract offer extended and will be placed on the league re-entry wire. Teams can claim players off of the wire until tomorrow at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Alex Arlitt, Utah Royals FC
  • Katrina Gorry, Utah Royals FC
  • Michaela Hahn, Houston Dash
  • Yuri Kawamura, North Carolina Courage
  • Elise Thorsnes, Utah Royals FC
  • Janine Van Wyk, Houston Dash
  • Tiffany Weimer, Washington Spirit

Meg Morris (Portland Thorns FC) has retired per the league and is not included in the wire. Portland retains her rights should Morris decide to come out of retirement.

Updated on Tuesday, October 2, 2018:
The league announced on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, that no players were selected off of the NWSL Re-entry Wire. Players become discovery eligible.

 

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