2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft
The 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft was held by the National Women's Soccer League on January 30, 2018, after the Boston Breakers ceased operations on January 28, 2018. The draft order is determined using a random weighted draw based on teams' playoffs qualification in the 2017 NWSL season.
Eligible players include Boston's contracted players, 2018 NWSL College Draft selections, players on its Discovery List, and all other players whose NWSL rights were held by Boston. Eligible players who opt out of the draft would not be eligible to play in the 2018 NWSL season.
Contracted players and 2018 draftees, if selected, will not count against a team's roster size limit, salary cap, or international player limit for the 2018 NWSL season. Any players who opted to participate in the draft but were not selected immediately become discovery eligible.
Available players for selection
|1||North Carolina Courage||Allysha Chapman|
|2||Seattle Reign FC2||Morgan Andrews|
|3||Chicago Red Stars||Ashton Miller|
|4||Houston Dash||Lotta Ökvist|
|5||Utah Royals FC||Katie Stengel|
|6||Portland Thorns FC||Angela Salem|
|7||Seattle Reign FC||Christen Westphal|
|8||Washington Spirit||Elizabeth Wenger|
|9||Sky Blue FC||Adriana Leon|
|1||Chicago Red Stars||Whitney Engen|
|3||Utah Royals FC||Amanda DaCosta|
|4||Portland Thorns FC||PASS|
|5||Seattle Reign FC||PASS|
|7||Sky Blue FC||PASS|
- Sky Blue FC traded the No. 1 overall pick in the dispersal draft to the Washington Spirit in return for the No. 2 overall pick in the dispersal draft and a conditional first-round and natural second pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.
- The Orlando Pride traded the No. 8 and No. 11 picks in the dispersal draft to Seattle Reign FC in exchange for Seattle's natural first-round pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.
- "NWSL announces Boston Breakers to cease operations". NWSL. 28 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
- "NWSL announces dispersal draft order and available players". NWSL. 29 January 2018. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
- "Spirit select Lavelle with first pick in dispersal draft; Full dispersal draft results". NWSL. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
- Purdy, Jacqueline (30 January 2018). "Final order set for dispersal draft". NWSL. Retrieved 31 January 2018.