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Utah Royals FC release final roster for 2018 season

11 international players highlight inaugural group of players.

Without further ado, the Utah Royals FC roster for the inaugural 2018 NWSL season:

Key: FED - 2018 Federation Player; INTL - International Player; D45 - 45-Day Disabled List; PEN - Pending Arrival; DD – Dispersal Draft

GOALKEEPERS (2):
Nicole Barnhart, Abby Smith (DD)

DEFENDERS (7):
Rachel Corsie (INTL-SCO), Brooke Elby (DD), Sydney Miramontez, Rebecca Moros, Kelley O’Hara (FED-USA), Becky Sauerbrunn (FED-USA), Alex Arlitt (D45)

MIDFIELDERS (10):
Gunny Jonsdottir (INTL-ICE), Maegan Kelly, Lo’eau LaBonta, Mandy Laddish, Taylor Lytle, Diana Matheson (FED-CAN), Alexa Newfield, Desiree Scott (FED-CAN), Erika Tymrak, Katrina Gorry (PEN; INTL-AUS)

FORWARDS (5):
Katie Bowen (INTL-NZ), Brittany Ratcliffe, Katie Stengel (DD), Elise Thorsnes (INTL-NOR), Amy Rodriguez (FED-USA, D45)

A few notes to keep in mind:

  • Two players have been placed on the 45-day disabled list: Defender Alex Arlitt (knee) and forward Amy Rodriguez continues her rehab from an anterior curate ligament tear (ACL) from an April 2017 injury.
  • Midfielder Katrina Gorry is with Australia’s National Team for 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Qualifying. She will report to Salt Lake City on or before Sunday, April 22.
  • Remember the three former Boston Breakers players (Stengel, Smith, and Elby) do not count towards the roster limit or the salary cap.
  • Also, players who do not count against the active 18-20 roster limit: D45 – 45-Day Disabled List  and PEN — Pending.

The season starts this Saturday, March 24. The Royals travel to face Alex Morgan, Ali Krieger, Marta, and the Orlando Pride at Orlando City Stadium this Saturday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. MT.