LIVE: NWSL Draft tracker, picks results — Alyssa Thompson goes No. 1 Angel City FC; Michelle Cooper no. 2

The National Women’s Soccer League will introduce the world to the subsequent crop of expertise on Thursday evening. The 2023 NWSL Draft will start at 6 pm ET in Philadelphia and you may catch all of the motion on Paramount+ and CBS Sports HQ. CBS Sports Network will air the primary hour of the draft at 6 pm ET.

California excessive schooler Alyssa Thompson went first total to Angel City FC because of a collection of untamed trades made within the days main as much as the draft.

There are 256 gamers who shall be accessible for under 48 alternatives, which suggests groups will nonetheless be looking out for undrafted free brokers over the subsequent few days after the draft involves an in depth.

Be positive to take a look at our mock draft for the primary spherical together with the rule updates of what has modified this yr. We’ll be monitoring the order and the picks made under — and whilst you’re at it, join our new publication protecting the attractive sport in all its glory, together with updates thrice per week, right here.

Draft order and results

Round 1

  • 1. Angel City FC — Alyssa Thompson, FWD (Harvard-Westlake Prep)
  • 2. Kansas City Current — Michelle Cooper, FWD (Duke University) *Acquired through commerce with NJ/NY Gotham
  • 3. Orlando Pride — Emily Madrid, DEF (Florida State University)
  • 4. NJ/NY Gotham — Jenna Nightswonger, MID (Florida State University)
  • 5. Portland Thorns FC — Reyna Reyes, DEF/MID (University of Alabama)
  • 6. North Carolina Courage — Olivia Wyngate, FWD (Notre Dame University)
  • 7. Chicago Red Stars — Penelope Hocking, MID/FWD (Penn State University)
  • 8. North Carolina Courage — Sydney Collins, DEF/MID (University of California)
  • 9. North Carolina Courage — Clara Robbins, MID/FWD (Florida State University)
  • 10. Kansas City Current — Alexa Spaanstra, MID/FWD (University of Virginia)
  • 11. North Carolina Courage — Haley Hopkins, FWD (University of Virginia)
  • 12. Portland Thorns FC — Izzy D’Aquila, FWD (Santa Clara University)

Round 2

  • 13. San Diego Wave — Sierra Enge, DEF/MID (Stanford) *Acquired in draft day commerce with NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • 14. Chicago Red Stars — Grace Yochum, MID (Oklahoma State)
  • 15. Kansas City Current — Gabrielle Robinson, DEF/MID/FWD (West Virginia University)
  • 16. Racing Louisville FC — Kayla Fischer, MID/FWD (Ohio State University)
  • 17. Racing Louisville FC — Brianna Martinez, DEF/MID (University of Notre Dame)
  • 18. Kansas City Current — Jordan Silkowitz, GK (Iowa State University)
  • 19. OL Reign — Shea Holmes, DEF (University of Washington)
  • 20. Houston Dash — Sophie Hirst, MID (Harvard University)
  • 21. Orlando Pride
  • 22. Houston Dash
  • 23. OL Reign
  • 24. Portland Thorns FC

Round 3

  • 25. Orlando Pride
  • 26. Washington Spirit
  • 27. Angel City FC
  • 28. Racing Louisville FC
  • 29. Orlando Pride
  • 30. North Carolina Courage
  • 31. Racing Louisville FC
  • 32. OL Reign
  • 33. San Diego Wave FC
  • 34. Orlando Pride
  • 35. Kansas City Current
  • 36. Portland Thorns FC

Round 4

  • 37. Washington Spirit
  • 38. Kansas City Current
  • 39. Orlando Pride
  • 40. Racing Louisville FC
  • 41. Orlando Pride
  • 42. Kansas City Current
  • 43. Chicago Red Stars
  • 44. NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • 45. San Diego Wave FC
  • 46. ​​OL Reign
  • 47. Kansas City Current
  • 48. Portland Thorns FC

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