The first National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) trade involving allocation money has been completed. In the deal, the Utah Royals acquire the eight overall pick in the 2020 NWLS College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for allocation money. The amount of allocation money, however, has not be disclosed per league policy.
Utah Royal forward Katie Stengel and the club's 2020 third-round pick in 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft were traded to the Houston Dash in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2020 draft and a second-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft.
Defender Taylor Leach has signed with the Utah Royals FC for the 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season. Leach returns to the United States after playing for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in Sweden's Damallsvenskan for the past four years.
The long-awaited URFC home opener on Saturday also served as the team’s season debut in the National Women’s Soccer League’s seventh season. The turnout, as well as the pre- and post-game festivities, was, in true Utah fashion, sensational for a team still finding its footing in its second 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 re-entry wire. The list of players who are allocated for the 2019 season will be released at a later date.