2018 NWSL Preseason roster: Sky Blue FC

With the official start of preseason, Sky Blue announces their 39 player roster for the 2018 preseason.

2018 NWSL Preseason roster: Sky Blue FC
Sky Blue FC announce preseason roster | Photo: Sky Blue FC

With the end of offseason and the official start of the 2018 preseason, Sky Blue FC announced their initial 39 player roster. Sky Blue has 13 returning players including, Kailen Sheridan, Caroline CaseyDaphne Corboz, Sarah Killion, and Raquel Rodriguez. Sky Blue also has five players coming in after being selected in the 2018 NWSL College Draft. Along with three players selected from the Dispersal Draft. 10 other players will be joining the team from invite. 

Kailen Sheridan will be returning to Sky Blue for the 2018 season | Photo: Robyn McNeil, ISI Photos
Kailen Sheridan will be returning to Sky Blue for the 2018 season | Photo: Robyn McNeil, ISI Photos

During the offseason, Sky Blue lost a lot of key players including, Sam Kerr, Kelley O'Hara and Nikki Stanton. With the loss of these players they were also able to sign star players like Carli Lloyd, Janine Beckie and Rebekah Stott

Sky Blue will begin their preseason matches with Penn State University on February 24th at 6:00 pm. They will then play University of North Carolina on March 3rd at 3:00 pm. Then on March 10th at 1:00 pm against West Virginia University. They will then conclude their preseason with a match against St. Johns University on March 18th at 2:00 pm. 

When Sky Blue will officially open their season is yet to be announced but they will play their home opener on April 15th against the Seattle Reign

Roster by Position 

GOALKEEPERS: Caroline Casey, Tori Corsaro (NRI), Kaycee Guinion (NRI), Casey Murphy (CDP, NYR), Christiana Ogunsami (NRI), Kailen Sheridan

DEFENDERS: Cassidy Benintente, Mandy Freeman, Mary Fiebernitz (NRI), Monica Flores (NRI), Amanda Frisbie, Kayla Mills, Christa Neary (NRI), Amandine Pierre-Louis (CDP), Domi Richardson, Erin Simon, Erica Skroski, Rebekah Stott (NYR), Jessica Vigna (NRI)

MIDFIELDERS: Nicole Baxter (NRI), Daphne Corboz (NYR), Christina Gibbons, Sarah Killion, Carli Lloyd, Alli Magaletta (NRI), Kiana Palacios (CDP), Raquel Rodriguez (NYR), Ani Sarkisian (NRI), Thaisa (NYR), Madison Tiernan

FORWARDS: Michaela Abam (CDP), Janine Beckie, Imani Dorsey (CDP), Shea Groom, Jen Hoy, Katie Johnson, Adriana Leon, Savannah McCaskill, McKenzie Meehan

Key:

CDP – 2018 NWSL College Draft pick
NRI – Non-Roster Invitee
NYR – Not Yet Reported to Camp