Kansas City Current Sign Three as Preseason Begins Kansas City Current

Kansas City Current Sign Three as Preseason Begins

Taylor Leach, Kate Del Fava and Jaycie Johnson set to return for 2022 Season

KANSAS CITY (Feb. 1, 2022) — The Kansas City Current announced new one-year contracts for Taylor Leach, Kate Del Fava and Jaycie Johnson as the team started preseason camp today. The Current will open preseason training with 28 players.

Taylor Leach returns for her third season in the NWSL, having joined the Utah Royals before the 2020 Challenge Cup. Her professional career began in Sweden with Sunnanå, Östersunds DFF and Göteburg from 2016-2019. In 2021 Leach saw action in eight games for Kansas City, highlighted by her equalizing goal in the final moments against the Houston Dash on May 23.

Kate Del Fava was drafted by the Utah Royals in 2020, making four appearances in the Challenge Cup and two in the Fall Series. This past season, Del Fava appeared in a total of nine games for Kansas City, starting three games at center back.

Jaycie Johnson, Kansas City area native, starred at Lee’s Summit West High School before heading to the University of Nebraska. Johnson was drafted by the North Carolina Courage in 2017 but missed her rookie season with a knee injury. Following two seasons with OL Reign, Johnson signed with Kansas City before the 2021 season. 

Leach, Del Fava and Johnson round out the Current’s 28 player preseason roster, including all four players selected in the 2022 NWSL Draft, 2021 NWSL Draft selection Brookelyn Entz and other Non-Roster Invitees. 

2022 Kansas City Current Preseason Roster
Goalkeepers (4):
 Kelsey Dossey (NRI), Adrianna ‘AD’ Franch, Carly Nelson (LOAN), Kayla Thompson (NRI)

Defenders (8): Elizabeth Ball, Kate Del Fava, Brookelyn Entz (NRI), Taylor Leach, Alex Loera, Izzy Rodriguez (CDP), Mallory Weber, Jenna Winebrenner (CDP)

Midfielders (10): Chardonnay Curran (CDP), Kristen Edmonds, Lo’eau LaBonta, Chloe Logarzo (NYR), Hailie Mace, Addie McCain, Sam Mewis, Maddie Nolf, Victoria Pickett (NYR), Desiree Scott

Forwards (6): Mollie Belisle (NRI), Elyse Bennett (CDP), Kristen Hamilton, Jaycie Johnson, Lynn Williams, Michele Vasconcelos (LOAN)

Key:
CDP – 2022 NWSL College Draft pick
LOAN – Player on Loan
NRI – Non-Roster Invitee

About the Kansas City Current

Founded in December 2020, the Kansas City Current is led by the ownership group of Angie Long, Chris Long and Brittany Matthews. The team competes in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and begins its second season with the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup kicking off the weekend of March 18. The Kansas City Current announced plans for the first stadium purpose-built for an NWSL team with expected completion in 2024. The team will play in 2022 at Children’s Mercy Park. For more information, visit KansasCityCurrent.com.

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