Racing Louisville FC player Cece Kizer scored the team’s first-ever goal. (Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports)

Cece Kizer and Addisyn Merrick are on their way home to Kansas City after Racing Louisville FC agreed to trade the pair to the Current.

Both Kizer and Merrick are originally from the Kansas City area.

In exchange, Racing will receive $150,000 in allocation money, international roster slots in 2022 and 2023 as well as up to an additional $25,000 in incentives from the Kansas City Current, the club announced Thursday.

Kizer and Merrick have been with Louisville since its inception. They were selected during the 2020 NWSL expansion draft.

“We would like to thank Addie and Cece, who joined us from the start and worked hard to help us launch Racing Louisville,” club president James O’Connor said in a statement. “We wish them every success as they continue their careers closer to home.”

Through 26 appearances with Racing, Kizer has seven goals – including the first goal in club history. She also scored the club’s first goal in this year’s Challenge Cup.

Merrick, meanwhile, has made seven appearances this year after missing the 2021 season with an injury.

“Both players have asked to be back closer to their families, and in these cases we always want the best for the player,” Racing head coach Kim Björkegren said in a statement. “We thank both for what they’ve done for the club.”

Louisville has a 2-3-2 record so far this season and next will face Angel City FC on Saturday, while Kansas City is 1-4-2 and next goes up against Gotham FC on Saturday.