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Cece Kizer shares shock over trade from Kansas City

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Cece Kizer playing for Kansas City (Rob Kinnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Cece Kizer was traded to the Houston Dash by Kansas City on Wednesday in a move that she says came as a surprise.

While Kizer began her NWSL career with the Dash, she’d played the last two seasons with the Kansas City Current. Kizer is a native of Kansas, having been born in Overland Park. In 35 matches with the Current, Kizer had 13 goals and three assists.

In return for Kizer, the Current received Nichelle Price.

Following the trade announcement, Kizer took to social media to express her disappointment and frustration.

“There has been so much excitement about not only this team but me finally being back home,” Kizer wrote. “I can’t even put into words the joy I have felt playing in front of family/friends every home game. It was always a dream of mine to represent my city at this level and it breaks my heart it comes to an abrupt end.

“This isn’t something I asked for or expected. No conversation this could happen. Nothing. My fiancé and I have a home here, we have a life off the pitch, and now we have a week to pack it all up & say our goodbyes. It hurts this happened after I expressed my desire to be apart of more KC history, but thank you for the last year & a half.”

Kizer isn’t the first Current player to be traded without their knowledge. Last year, Lynn Williams was traded to Gotham FC during the NWSL draft, which came as a shock to many – including Williams.