Utah Royals FC’s roster stands at 23 after the club announced Friday which players it was bringing back and hopes to bring back for 2021.
The Royals picked up contract options for 10 players, including Tziarra King, Kate Del Fava and Elizabeth Ball, all of whom are young pieces who showed out in the coronavirus pandemic version of 2020. Mallory Weber, Lo’eau LaBonta, Taylor Lytle, Katie Bowen, Taylor Leach, Gunny Jónsdóttir and Nicole Barnhart will also return next season.
Rachel Corsie signed a contract extension with the Royals in August.
Three players won’t return next season. They are Chestly Strother, Melissa Lowder and Marissa Sheva. None of those players got much playing time in 2020, although Lowder did start a game at goalkeeper in the National Womens' Soccer League Fall Series.