CHICAGO – After two preseason matches against Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin, Chicago Red Stars head coach Rory Dames has whittled down his roster ahead of the Thorns Spring Invitational preseason tournament, waiving University of Michigan alum Corinne Harris.
The roster will see some fresh faces next week as Julie Ertz, Sofia Huerta, Alyssa Naeher and Casey Short return from U.S. national team duty at the SheBelieves Cup, while Sam Kerr will join the team after competing with Australia in the Algarve Cup in Portugal.
The remaining players will look to compete for their final roster spot during their first major tournament of the year, playing NWSL teams Portland Thorns (March 11), Houston Dash (March 14) and the U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team (March 17).
2018 Red Stars Preseason Roster by Position:
GOALKEEPERS (4): Emily Boyd (CDP), Michele Dalton, Alyssa Naeher (NYR), Ryann Torerro (NRI)
DEFENDERS (8): Taylor Comeau, Chandra Eigenberger (NRI), Indigo Gibson (CDP/NYR), Arin Gilliland, Zoey Goralski (CDP), Sarah Gorden, Sam Johnson, Katie Naughton, Casey Short (NYR)
MIDFIELDERS (14): Alexa Ben (CDP), Joanna Boyles (CDP), Megan Buckingham (CDP), Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernrado, Julie Ertz (NYR), Lauren Kaskie, Alyssa Mautz, Ashton Miller (CDP/NYR), Christina Murillo (NRI), Nikki Stanton, Michele Vasconcelos, Bri Visalli (CDP), Rosie White (NYR), Erin Yenney (NRI)
FORWARDS (5): Summer Green, Sofia Huerta (NYR), Sam Kerr (NYR), Stephanie McCaffrey, Yuki Nagasato
CDP: 2018 NWSL College Draft Pick
NRI: Non-Roster Invitee
NYR: Not Yet Reported to Camp