Chicago, Ill. (March 15, 2022) – Today the Chicago Red Stars made the final updates to their roster ahead of the 2022 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Challenge Cup.
The Red Stars roster now stands at 26 players, with a majority of the roster consisting of players that led the Red Stars to the 2021 NWSL Championship. Joining the veteran core are rookies Jill Aguilera, Ava Cook, Samantha Fisher, Channing Foster, Sarah Griffith and Mikenna McManus. Cook, Fisher and McManus have all been extended contract offers.
The Red Stars begin 2022 competition Sunday, March 20, against the Houston Dash on the opening weekend of the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup. Kickoff from PNC Stadium is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CT, and will be broadcasted on Paramount+.
Chicago Red Stars 2022 Roster
GOALKEEPERS (2): Emily Boyd, Alyssa Naeher
DEFENDERS (8): Tierna Davidson, Casey Krueger (ML), Mikenna McManus (COE), Tatumn Milazzo, Zoe Morse, Kayla Sharples (LOAN), Bianca St-Georges, Arin Wright
MIDFIELDERS (8): Jill Aguilera, Danielle Colaprico, Vanessa DiBernardo, Channing Foster, Samantha Fisher (COE), Morgan Gautrat, Alyssa Mautz, Sarah Woldmoe (ML)
FORWARDS (8): Ava Cook (COE), Sarah Griffith (CDP), Rachel Hill, Sarah Luebbert (LOAN), Yuki Nagasato (INT), Mallory Pugh, Ella Stevens, Kealia Watt (NYR)
CDP – 2022 NWSL Draft Pick
COE – Contract Offer Extended
INT – International
NRI – Non-Roster Invitee
NYR – Not Yet Reported
LOAN – Player on loan
ML – Maternity Leave