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Transfer Tracker: How Racing Louisville's inaugural roster formed

By Racing Louisville FC Communications, 04/07/21, 9:15AM EDT

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Look back on the signings of 22 players who make up the club's historic first group.


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In anticipation of Racing Louisville FC's inaugural game, head coach Christy Holly and executive vice president of development James O'Connor have worked to build the club's current roster.

Dating back to last year, here's a look back at how it formed...

Oct. 26, 2020

Acquired forwards Savannah McCaskill and Yuki Nagasato from the Chicago Red Stars, an international slot for the 2021 and 2022 seasons as well as the Red Stars’ first-round pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft in exchange for exemption from the 2020 expansion draft. 

Nov. 2, 2020 

Acquired forward Cheyna Matthews through Re-Entry Wire as part of the NWSL’s End of Season Process.

Nov. 12, 2020

Selected eventual signees Addisyn Merrick, Julia Ashley, Jennifer Cudjoe, Cece Kizer, Katie Lund, Lauren Milliet, Kaleigh Riehl, Katie McClure, Erin Simon and Michelle Betos in the 2020 NWSL Expansion Draft. Additionally, Racing acquired NWSL playing rights to Alanna Kennedy, Caitlin Foord, Tobin Heath and Christen Press.

Dec. 2, 2020 

Signed midfielder Freja Olofsson to a two-year contract from KIF Örebro in Sweden. 

Dec. 30, 2020

Acquired the rights to defender Brooke Hendrix through the waiver process. 

Jan, 12, 2021

Selected Emily Fox (No. 1), Emina Ekic (No. 5), Taylor Otto (No. 11), Kirsten Davis* (No. 13), Parker Goins* (No. 21) and Emily Smith* (No. 31) in the 2021 NWSL College Draft. 

Traded Jennifer Cudjoe in exchange for the 13th overall pick and $35,000 in allocation money. 

*Davis, Goins and Smith will join Louisville following the completion of their NCAA eligibility.

Jan. 21, 2021

Claimed NWSL playing playing rights to Jada Talley, Sarah Sodoma and Taylor Malham. They too will complete NCAA eligibility before joining the club.

April 5, 2021

Signed Jorian Baucom, Noelle Higginson, Vanessa Kara, Nealy Martin and Shelby Money to contracts after preseason trials. Also, Cheyna Matthews signed before the NWSL roster deadline prior to the 2021 Challenge Cup and will join the club this spring as she comes back from the birth of her second child.


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