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KC Current roster set for 2022 Challenge Cup. Will this be a more competitive team?

The Kansas City Current return to the pitch this Friday as the 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup kicks off to begin NWSL play for the year. The Current will be away at Racing Louisville FC, with at 6:30 p.m. CT game time available to watch on Paramount+.

With days leading up to the big opener, the Current released their 22-player roster on Tuesday, which include the four players selected in the NWSL College Draft last December: Elyse Bennett, Chardonnay Curran, Jenna Winebrenner, and Izzy Rodriguez.

KC Current Roster

Goalkeepers (2): Adrianna ‘AD’ Franch, Cassie Miller

Defenders (9): Elizabeth Ball, Kate Del Fava, Taylor Leach, Alex Loera, Hailie Mace, Maddie Nolf, Izzy Rodriguez, Mallory Weber, Jenna Winebrenner

Midfielders (7): Chardonnay Curran, Kristen Edmonds, Lo’eau LaBonta, Addie McCain, Sam Mewis, Victoria Pickett (INTL), Desiree Scott

Forwards (4): Elyse Bennett, Kristen Hamilton, Jaycie Johnson, Lynn Williams

We still don’t have a sense of how this team will perform in 2022, and head coach Matt Potter has not given much indication or details on where the team is (that we have heard, anyway, unless I missed it.