FC Kansas City will cease to exist, with its players' rights being transferred to a new club in Salt Lake City.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The National Women's Soccer League has reacquired two-time champion FC Kansas City's membership interest, effectively folding one of its inaugural clubs after five seasons.
The announcement Monday came days after the league announced a team in Salt Lake City.
The move by the league is not relocation, meaning the titles won by FCKC in 2014 and 2015 will not transfer to Salt Lake City. But because the league manages the contracts of all the players, the rights to any FCKC players will be assigned to the new team.
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