Utah Royals FC midfielder Mandy Laddish announced her retirement from professional soccer Monday after returning from a near career ending injury in 2019 that sidelined her for two seasons.
Laddish, 27, has dealt with a hip injury the last few years of her career, having gotten multiple surgeries on it over the course of two years. Laddish was able to return to play for Utah in 2019 though and saw 632 minutes last season.
Laddish had a goal and three assists in her 48 game career with Utah Royals FC and FC Kansas City. She was also a member of the 2014 and 2015 NWSL Championship-winning team.
In addition to Laddish’s retirement, Utah Royals FC announced that they waived the rights to defender Becca Moros. Moros had 30 appearances for Utah over the course of two seasons. She was offered a new contract at the end of the 2019 season. The announcement of her re-signing did not make news.