Chicago Red Stars Set 2023 Preseason Roster

Chicago Red Stars Sign Brazilian National Julia Bianchi

January 25, 2023 – National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)Chicago Red Stars News Release

CHICAGO, Ill. – The Chicago Red Stars today announced their preseason roster for the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) season.

The team kicks off preseason Wednesday, January 25, with 32 players on the active roster. Of the 32 rostered players, 15 are returning players from the 2022 season, 10 are non-rostered invitees, three are players drafted in the 2023 NWSL Draft and four are players the club acquired during the offseason.

Julia Bianchi, who the team signed today, will join the team for preseason training when her visa application is approved.

Forwards Chelsie Dawber and Sarah Griffith are both on loan to clubs in Australia and will join the team once their loan periods are completed.

Grace Yochum, one of the Red Stars’ second round picks in this year’s draft, informed the club that she will not be able to report to preseason training due to personal reasons related to her health. The Red Stars wish her well.

Chicago Red Stars Current Roster:

Goalkeepers (4): Emily Boyd, Meagan McClelland (NRI), Morgan Messner (NRI), Alyssa Naeher

Defenders (7): Tierna Davidson, Arin Wright, Casey Krueger, Tatumn Milazzo, Kayla Sharples, Bianca St-Georges, Amanda Kowalski

Midfielders (13): Jill Aguilera, Julia Bianchi, Abby Boyan (NRI), Meg Brandt (NRI),

Meghan Cavanaugh (NRI), Sami Feller (NRI), Samantha Fisher, Carlee Giammona (NRI), Sophie Jones (DRAFT), Brenna Lovera (NRI), Addie McCain, Brenna Ochoa (NRI), Cari Roccaro

Forwards (10): Jenna Bike, Bayleigh Chaviers (NRI), Ava Cook, Chelsie Dawber (LOAN, INT), Sarah Griffith (LOAN), Penelope Hocking (DRAFT), Yuki Nagasato (INT), Ally Schlegel (DRAFT), Ella Stevens, Mallory Swanson

INT – International Slot

DRAFT – Players selected in 2023 NWSL Draft but not signed to a contract

NRI – Non-roster invitee

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