Seattle Reign FC has announced its 2014 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) preseason camp roster.
The preseason squad consists of five returning players from the 2013 squad and a number on new signings, including first-round draft pick Amanda Frisbie, a first-team All-American from the University of Portland and Bev Goebel, last year’s leading scorer in the Japanese league. In addition, there are a number of trialists competing for Reign FC’s sole remaining roster slot.
Reign FC’s internationals are expected to join the club beginning on March 17.
Reign FC training camp kicked off on Monday, March 10.
Preseason Camp Roster (*trialist)
Goalkeepers: Haley Kopmeyer and Jamie Arthurs*
Defenders: Lauren Barnes, Kate Deines, Kiersten Dallstream, Elli Reed, Amanda Frisbie, Kendall Fletcher, Megan Brigman*, Bree Rowe*, Jen LaPonte*, and Macy Jo Harrison*
Midfielders: Keelin Winters, Danielle Foxhoven, Mariah Nogueira, Julia Roberts*, Tori Adame*, Nikki Stanton*, and Nicolette DiGiacomo*
Forwards: Bev Goebel, Ellen Parker*, Lyndsey Patterson*, and Tesa McKibben*
US National Team, International and Other Roster Notes:
USWNT members Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, Steph Cox and Megan Rapinoe will join Reign FC on March 17 following the conclusion of their participation in the Algarve Cup in Portugal.
Welsh midfielder Jess Fishlock will also arrive at camp on Monday, March 17 following two international friendlies in Wales this March.
Canadian National Team member Carmelina Moscato, Scottish international midfielder Kim Little and Nahomi Kawasumi, the Japanese League 2013 MVP are expected to join the team by March 21.
Mexico Women’s National Team defender Alina Garciamendez, whose rights Reign FC acquired in a trade earlier this year with the Washington Spirit, is not expected to play for Reign FC in 2014. Garciamendez is under contract with FFC Frankfurt through June 30, after which she will return to Dallas to attend dental school. Reign FC will retain her rights should circumstances change that would allow her to play in the NWSL.
Pre-Season Schedule Notes:
Reign FC is scheduled to play an exhibition match against the University of Washington at Husky Soccer Stadium on Thursday, April 3 at 7 p.m. PT and will square off against Seattle Pacific University at the Moda Health Pitch at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 5 at 6 p.m. PT.
Tickets to the SPU match will be made available for free through the Reign FC website beginning Monday, March 17.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Reign FC’s previously scheduled March 29 exhibition match against the University of Portland has been cancelled at UP’s request.
To purchase full-season or half-season Reign FC tickets, visit ReignFC.com or call (855) REIGN-FC.
Reign FC single match tickets go on sale Monday, March 17.
(Seattle Reign press release)