Utah Royals FC

New ball, who dis? (Monica Simoes)

2020 NWSL Draft: Who Went Where and Why

The 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft was held on January 16, 2020, in Baltimore, and as expected, Stanford's Sophia Smith was selected No. 1 overall by the Portland Thorns FC.
Katie Stengel looks to maneuver past Debinha and Jaelene Hinkle. (Shane Lardinois)

Katie Stengel Heads to Houston in Trade for Draft Picks with Utah

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.
Seattle Reign head coach Laura Harvey. (Shane Lardinois)

Laura Harvey Named U-20 USWNT Head Coach

Laura Harvey leaves her post as head coach of the Utah Royals FC in the National Women's Soccer League to take over as head coach of the U-20 U.S. Women's National Team.
Erika Tymrak head shot for the Utah Royals FC.

Erika Tymrak Announces Retirement

Erika Tymrak, midfielder for the Utah Royals of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced her retirement in early January 2020.
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Taylor Leach Signs for the Utah Royals

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.
Carnival Real before the Utah Royals 2019 home opener (Camille Hunter).

Utah’s Royal Homecoming

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.
NWSL. It's a ball. (Shane Lardinois)

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 re-entry wire. The list of players who are allocated for the 2019 season will be released at a later date.
There's always one. Katie Stengel making lineup photos interesting since 2018. (Shane Lardinois)

Working Hard or Hardly Working

Let me just preface this article by assuring you that I have warned the people mentioned in this piece about the possibility of being the butt of my jokes. Ever...