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Rebecca Ann Moros (born May 6, 1985) is an American professional soccer midfielder with Utah Royals FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). She previously played for Houston Dash and Portland Thorns FC in the NWSL, INAC Kobe Leonessa in Japan's Nadeshiko.League and for Washington Freedom and Western New York Flash in the WPS.[1]

Rebecca Moros
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Moros in 2014
Personal information
Full name Rebecca Ann Moros
Date of birth (1985-05-06) May 6, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth Manhattan, New York, United States
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Utah Royals FC
Number 3
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2003–2006 Duke Blue Devils 86 (15)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2005 New Jersey Wildcats 8 (0)
2006 Long Island Fury
2007–2010 Washington Freedom 68 (11)
2011 magicJack 8 (0)
2011 Western New York Flash 10 (0)
2012–2014 INAC Kobe Leonessa 10 (0)
2014 Portland Thorns FC 19 (0)
2015 FC Kansas City 20 (0)
2016 Houston Dash 17 (0)
2017 FC Kansas City 19 (0)
2018– Utah Royals FC 30 (0)
National team
2006 United States U-21
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of July 21, 2019
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of December 13, 2009

Early lifeEdit

Born in Manhattan, New York to parents, Dr. Daniel Moros and Dr. Ann Schongalla, Rebecca attended Mamaroneck High School but only played her freshman year for the school. Instead, she opted to play year-round soccer with club team, HBC Fury, a team that won the New York state championship five times. She led the Fury to U-16 and U-17 Region I Championships and received All-League and All-Section honors in Spring of 2000 during her freshman year.[2]

Moros played on the New York Olympic Development Program (ODP) state team from 1998–2003 where she was a five-time member of the Region I Olympic Development Program (ODP) team. With the team, she was a U-19, U-17, U-16 Region I three-time champion and three-time bronze medalists at the nationals. During the summer of 2003, she played on the U-19 adidas Cup All-America squad.[2]

Duke UniversityEdit

Moros attended Duke University. As a freshman in 2003, Moros played in 21 matches, earning a starting spot for the final 11. She scored three goals and provided two assists. She netted her first career goal in a 4–0 win over Richmond and assisted the game-winning goal against Virginia in the ACC Tournament.[2]

During her sophomore year, Moros started all 23 games and led the team with 11 assists, tied for second-most in Duke single-season history. She set a Duke single-game record four assists versus Virginia Tech. Moros garnered Soccer Buzz second team and NSCAA third team All-Southeast Region honors and was selected as second team All-ACC. She received All-America honors from the Jewish Sports Review and was a member of Duke/adidas Soccer Classic All-Tournament Team.[2]

As a junior, Moros played in all 21 matches for the Blue Devils, starting 20. She scored four goals and provided four assists. She earned Soccer Buzz All-America honorable mention honors and Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region first team honors and was selected to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region second team and All-ACC first team. Moros was named Soccer America Team of the Week, Soccer Buzz Team of the Week, and ACC Player of the Week. She was selected to Duke/adidas Classic All-Tournament Team and netted two game-winning goals versus San Diego and top-ranked North Carolina.[2]

During her senior year, Moros started in all 21 matches scoring four goals and assisting on three others for 11 points (ranking fourth on the team in points). She earned NSCAA/adidas Third Team All-America honors and was named to Soccer Buzz Second Team All-Region and All-ACC first team. She also received All-Tournament Team honors at both the UAB Nike Classic and Duke Classic.[2]

Playing careerEdit


Washington FreedomEdit

After playing two seasons with the Washington Freedom W-League team, Moros was selected in the sixth round (36th overall) of the 2009 WPS Draft by the Washington Freedom for the inaugural season of the WPS. She made 20 appearances, with 14 starts for a total of 1,221 minutes and scored two goals.[3]

Moros returned to the Freedom for the 2010 WPS season. She started all 24 of her appearances for a total of 2,201 minutes and scored one goal.[3]


The Washington Freedom came under new ownership in 2011, getting moved to Florida and re-branded as magicJack. Moros remained with the team for the start of the 2011 WPS season, making five appearances with three starts. She was then traded to the Western New York Flash.[3]

Western New York FlashEdit

During the remainder of the 2011 WPS season, Moros made ten appearances for the Western New York Flash with nine starts for a total of 864 minutes. She scored one goal and helped the Flash win the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer Playoffs.[3][4]

Sky Blue FCEdit

In 2012, Moros signed with Sky Blue FC; however, the league suspended operations before the season began.[5]

INAC Kobe LeonessaEdit

After the folding of the WPS, Moros joined INAC Kobe Leonessa in Japan.[5][6]

Portland Thorns FC (2014 season)Edit

In 2014 Portland Thorns FC acquired Jessica McDonald and the rights to Moros from the Seattle Reign FC in exchange for Danielle Foxhoven.[7] Both players proved mainstays for the team from early on, with Moros playing a total of 1171 minutes over 18 games with 13 starts in the regular season.

FC Kansas City (2015 season)Edit

In January 2015, Portland traded Moros to FC Kansas City for an additional international roster spot.[8] She started all 20 regular-season games for FCKC in the 2015 season.

Houston Dash (2016 season)Edit

In November 2015, FC Kansas City traded Moros to the Western New York Flash for defender Brittany Taylor.[9] In March 2016 Houston Dash acquired Moros from Western New York Flash for a second-round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft pick.[10][11]

FC Kansas City (2017 season)Edit

In March 2017, Moros was traded back to FC Kansas City from the Houston Dash in exchange for their highest third round draft choice in the 2018 NWSL College Draft.[12]

Utah Royals FC (2018 seasonEdit

After FC Kansas City ceased operations after the 2017 season, Moros was officially added to the roster of the Utah Royals FC for the 2018 season.[13] Moros was named to the NWSL Team of the Month for June.[14]


  1. ^ Rebecca Moros signs in Japan.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Rebecca Moros". Duke University. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Rebecca Moros". SoccerWay. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Flash defeats Philly for the title". ESPN. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  5. ^ a b "American soccer players making a home in Japan". ESPN. Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  6. ^ "Rebecca Moros Agrees to Terms with INAC Kobe Leonessa". Pitchside Report. Retrieved February 24, 2013.
  7. ^ "Portland Thorns acquire forward Jessica McDonald and defender Rebecca Moros, trade Danielle Foxhoven".
  8. ^ "Equalizer Soccer – Thorns send Moros to KC for international spot".
  9. ^ "Flash Acquire Rebecca Moros And Intn.'l Roster Spot". NWSL. November 9, 2015. Archived from the original on November 21, 2015. Retrieved November 21, 2015.
  10. ^ "Houston Dash acquire Rebecca Moros from Western New York Flash". Houston Dynamo.
  11. ^ "Western New York Flash: News".
  12. ^ "FC Kansas City Acquires Becca Moros via Trade". FC Kansas City. March 10, 2017.
  13. ^ "Utah Royals FC welcome New Zealand International Katie Bowen, GK Nicole Barnhart & NWSL standouts Rebecca Moros and Alex Arlitt". February 12, 2018. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  14. ^ "Sauerbrunn & Moros Named to NWSL Team of the Month". July 6, 2018. Retrieved July 6, 2018.

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