FC Kansas City’s Caroline Kastor announces retirement

FC Kansas City forward Caroline Kastor has announced her retirement from soccer on her Instagram account on Thursday.

Kastor is Kansas through and through. The 5’3″ attacker played at the University of Kansas from 2010 to 2013 and was born in Wichita, Kan.

At Kansas she had 26 goals in 80 appearance for the Jayhawks. Her professional career started with FC Kansas City in 2015 where she played in eight games, starting one. In 2016, she played in 15 games with the club and made three starts.

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Her Instagram post said that “through much struggle and much torment, I have decided to hang up my cleats. It has been frustrating yet passionate, restrictive though liberating, and belittling while empowering.
I would not trade that experience for anything!” Kastor wrote.

The National Women’s Soccer League will begin its fifth season this April.

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