The Reign back four from last year conceded the second fewest goals in the NWSL, and look to be strong again in front of Solo and Kopmeyer. Carson Pickett looks like a likely replacement for the retired Stephanie Cox at left back.
Note: Kendall Fletcher also returns to the unit and is the likely starter at right back, but doesn’t appear as the primary focus in any pictures. Mea culpa!
Stephanie Cox – retirement
Antonia Goransson – International signing
Carson Pickett – 2016 draftee.