Utah Royals FC add NWSL champions Erika Tymrak and Mandy Laddish to inaugural roster

SANDY, Utah (Monday, January 22, 2018) — Utah Royals FC have added former FC Kansas City MF Mandy Laddish, and MF Erika Tymrak to its roster, General Manager Craig Waibel and Head Coach Laura Harvey announced today. The dynamic duo brings technical skill and speed into the midfield, offering great experience from various United States Women's National Team youth level squads.

Tymrak (pronounced TIM-rack) carries a resume worthy of veteran acknowledgment. After being drafted by FC Kansas City in the second round of the 2013 NWSL draft, Tymrak won the 2013 NWSL Rookie of the Year award, followed by an NWSL championship in 2014 and 2015.

Tymrak was also a member of the USA selection that finished runner-up at the 2008 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup in New Zealand. In 2013, Tymrak received her first U.S. senior team call up, making her debut that season in a friendly against Mexico. She then scored her first international goal against Brazil later that year. 

“I’m so excited to join an organization that prides itself on professionalism and growing the game,” said Tymrak, who arrived earlier this week. “I’m honored to be a part of this. I’ve only been here a few days and am blown away with the facilities, staff, and overall professionalism of the entire organization.” 

Another addition to the Utah Royals FC midfield includes Mandy Laddish, who boasts a gold medal from the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup and the U-20 CONCACAF championship. Laddish was a college star in at NCAA powerhouse Notre Dame, starting every game since her Freshman year. 

Laddish began her professional career with FC Kansas City in 2014. She made her first appearance for the club during a 2-0 win over the Boston Breakers. Laddish also carries international experience, playing for both the U-17 and U-20 UWSNT sides.

“I’m looking forward to playing for, and learning from, Laura Harvey. I’ve always admired her coaching style and feel that I will be able to refine my game while working with her,” said Laddish, who is known for her distribution in the midfield. “My personal playing style is modeled by obsessing over players like Sergio Busquets and Iniesta. I love playmaking, switching the field to open up lanes, covering ground, and providing support for my teammates.”

Player: Erika Tymrak
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5 foot 5
Date of Birth: August 7, 1991
Hometown: Lakewood Ranch, FL
Previous Club: FC Kansas City (NWSL) 
How acquired: Inherited rights from FC Kansas City to league allocation

Player: Mandy Laddish
Position: Midfielder
Height: 5 foot 7
Date of Birth: May 13, 1992
Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO
Previous Club: FC Kansas City 
How acquired: Inherited rights from FC Kansas City to league allocation

Catch this dynamic duo this season at Rio Tinto Stadium! Tickets for the 2018 Utah Royals FC season are now on sale via www.RSL.com/NWSL or 844.Real.Tix.