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Washington Spirit announces 2017 NWSL regular season opening day roster

Boyds, MD (April 10, 2017) – The Washington Spirit has released the club’s opening day roster for the historic fifth National Women’s Soccer League regular season.

Washington’s roster features two Canadian Federation Players with goalkeeper Stephanie Labbé and defender Shelina Zadorsky, along with two International Players, midfielder Line Sigvardsen Jensen from Denmark and forward Francisca Ordega representing Nigeria.

The Spirit roster includes 22 total players,19 of whom will be part of the active roster, which may include up to 20 players, to begin the season. Goalkeeper Kelsey Wys, defender Caprice Dydasco and forward Cali Farquharson will each begin the season on the 45-Day Disabled List. Wys and Farquharson will also start the season listed as Out of Market.

The Spirit will open the regular season this Saturday, April 15 with a re-match of the 2016 NWSL Championship against the North Carolina Courage (formerly known as the Western New York Flash). The Spirit and Courage will kick off at Maureen Hendricks Field at 3 p.m. Tickets for the highly-anticipated match are available now. [Tickets]

Washington Spirit Regular Season Roster

ROSTERED PLAYERS (19 of 20 spots filled)

GK (3): Didi Haracic, Stephanie Labbé (FED-CAN), Kelsey Wys (OOM, D45)
DEF (6): Whitney Church, Caprice Dydasco (D45), Estelle Johnson, Kassey Kallman, Alyssa Kleiner, Shelina Zadorsky (FED-CAN)
MID (6): Cameron Castleberry, Meggie Dougherty Howard, Tori Huster, Joanna Lohman, Kristie Mewis, Line Sigvardsen Jensen (INTL – DEN)
FWD (7): Lindsay Agnew, Cali Farquharson (OOM, D45), Francisca Ordega (INTL – NGA), Arielle Ship, Havana Solaun, Katie Stengel, Cheyna Williams

FEDERATION PLAYERS (FED): 2
INTERNATIONAL ROSTER SPOTS FILLED (INTL): 2

Key:
ACTIVE ROSTER:
FED – Federation Player
INTL – International Roster Spot

ROSTERED PLAYERS NOT COUNTED AGAINST ACTIVE LIMIT:
D45 – 45-Day Disabled List
SEI – Season Ending Injury List
OOM – Out of Market