Utah Royals FC began its 2020 NWSL preseason today in preparation for the upcoming season, releasing its roster. The current roster includes 18 players from the 2019 roster, led by newly-appointed team captain Amy Rodriguez.
Eight players are away on international duty: Diana Matheson and Desiree Scott are in France competing in the Tournoi de France; Katie Bowen and New Zealand are in Portugal for the Algarve Cup; Gunny Jónsdóttir (Iceland) and Rachel Corsie (Scotland) are playing in the Pinatar Cup; and Kelley O’Hara and Christen Press are with the United States Women’s National Team at the SheBelieves Cup.
Abby Smith and Mallory Weber are currently in Australia playing in the W-League.
2020 UTAH ROYALS FC PRESEASON ROSTER (as of Monday, March 9, 2020)
GOALKEEPERS (4): Nicole Barnhart, Melissa Lowder, Carly Nelson (NRI), Abby Smith (NYR)
DEFENDERS (9): Katie Bowen (NYR), Rachel Corsie (NYR), Taylor Leach, Michelle Maemone, Maddie Nolf, Kelley O’Hara (FED-USA), Danika Serassio (NRI), Gabby Vincent, Elizabeth Ball
MIDFIELDERS (12): Vero Boquete, Holly Daugirda (NRI), Kate Del Fava (CDP), Andrea Hauksdottir (NRI), Gunnhildur Jónsdóttir (NYR), Lo’eau LaBonta, Diana Matheson (FED-CAN), Desiree Scott (FED-CAN), Marissa Sheva (NRI), Chestley Strother, Mallory Weber (NYR), Jalen Woodward (NRI)
FORWARDS (10): Cyera Hintzen (CDP), Tziarra King (CDP), Taylor Lytle, Shaelan Murison (NRI), Christen Press (FED-USA), Brittany Ratcliffe, Amy Rodriguez, Raimee Sherle (NRI), Arielle Ship, Raisa Strom-Okimoto
FED – 2020 Federation Player
CDP – 2020 NWSL College Draft pick
NRI – Non-Roster Invitee
NYR – Not Yet Reported to Camp