Natasha Kai can be picked up by any other NWSL team. (Jeffrey Auger Photo)
TINTON FALLS, N.J. – Sky Blue FC announced Monday that it placed veteran forward Tasha Kai on the National Women’s Soccer League Re-Entry Wire.
The team also has exercised player options on nine players, while also extending new contract offers to an additional nine players.
The club will be exercising player options on defenders Cassidy Benintente, Mandy Freeman, Kayla Mills and Christie Pearce; midfielders Daphne Corboz, Sarah Killion and Madison Tiernan; and forwards Sam Kerr and McKenzie Meehan.
Players who have been extended a new contract include goalkeeper Caroline Casey; defenders Domi Richardson, Erin Simon and Erica Skroski; midfielders Taylor Lytle, Raquel Rodriguez and Nikki Stanton; and forwards Leah Galton and Maya Hayes.
Goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan remains on the Sky Blue FC roster as a 2017 Canadian subsidized player, while U.S. international Kelley O’Hara remains with the club as a 2017 Federation Player. Federation status for 2018 will be announced at a later date.