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Washington Spirit receives No. 2 overall selection in NWSL Dispersal Draft

NWSL Press Release

CHICAGO (Jan. 29, 2018) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) today announced the official draft order and list of available players for the 2018 Dispersal Draft on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. ET. No players have indicated their intent to opt-out of the Dispersal Draft.

Teams are allowed to trade their picks in the draft between now and 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 30 – following which a final draft order will be released. See below for complete draft rules.

2018 Dispersal Draft Order

The order in which teams select was randomly determined on Monday morning and the order will snake throughout the selection process: 1-9 and then 9-1 until completed.

  1. Sky Blue FC
  2. Washington Spirit
  3. Seattle Reign FC
  4. Portland Thorns FC
  5. Utah Royals FC
  6. Houston Dash
  7. Chicago Red Stars
  8. Orlando Pride
  9. North Carolina Courage

2018 Dispersal Draft – Available Players

Contracted Players
Addo, Elizabeth (INTL – GHA)
Andrews, Morgan
Chapman, Allysha (FED – CAN)
Dowd, Hayley
Dowie, Natasha (INTL – ENG)
Elby, Brooke
Frisbie, Amanda
King, Julie
Lavelle, Rose (FED – USA)
Leon, Adriana (INTL – CAN)
Okvist, Lotta (INTL- SWE)
Onomonu, Ifeoma
Oyster, Megan
Prudhomme, Sammy Jo
Purce, Margaret
Salem, Angela
Smith, Abby
Stengel, Katie
Weimer, Tiffany
Westphal, Christen
White, Rosie (INTL – NZL)

2018 College Draft Picks
Boyles, Joanna
McCaskill, Savannah
Miller, Ashton
Wenger, Elizabeth

Retired Players
DaCosta, Amanda
Elston, Lindsay
Engen, Whitney
Pathman, Mollie
Schillgard, Louise (INTL – SWE)
Simon, Kyah (INTL – AUS)

Discovery Players
None

Draft Rules

Assets available via draft include the following:

Players under contract with NWSL whose rights are assigned to Boston (including allocated players)
Players whose rights are controlled by Boston (including retired players)
Rights to players on Boston’s Discovery List
The Dispersal Draft will last until all teams have passed or no players or other assets are available for selection.

Each team will have two (2) minutes to make its selection.
No time-outs will be permitted.
Teams may not make trades during the draft.
Teams are permitted to “pass” when it is their turn to make a selection. Once a team has passed on a selection, the team forfeits the remainder of its selections in the dispersal draft.