2020 NWSL College Draft

The 2020 NWSL College Draft will be held on January 16, 2020 at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.[1]

2020 NWSL College Draft
General information
SportSoccer
Date(s)January 16, 2020
Time11:00 AM ET
LocationBaltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland
Overview
36 total selections
LeagueNational Women's Soccer League
Most selectionsChicago Red Stars (7)
Fewest selectionsHouston Dash (1)

Format

Current draft order

Round Pick Nat. Player Pos. NWSL Team Notes Previous Team
Round 1 1 Orlando Pride
2 Sky Blue FC
3 Sky Blue FC [R1 trade 1]
4 Chicago Red Stars [R1 trade 2]
5 Chicago Red Stars [R1 trade 3]
6 Chicago Red Stars [R1 trade 4]
7 Portland Thorns FC
8 Chicago Red Stars
9 North Carolina Courage
Round 2 10 Orlando Pride
11 Sky Blue FC
12 Houston Dash
13 Sky Blue FC [R2 trade 1]
14 Portland Thorns FC [R2 trade 2]
15 Portland Thorns FC [R2 trade 3]
16 Portland Thorns FC
17 Chicago Red Stars
18 North Carolina Courage
Round 3 19 Orlando Pride
20 Sky Blue FC
21 Orlando Pride [R3 trade 1]
22 Utah Royals FC
23 Washington Spirit
24 Reign FC
25 Portland Thorns FC
26 Chicago Red Stars
27 North Carolina Courage
Round 4 28 North Carolina Courage [R4 trade 1]
29 Sky Blue FC
30 Orlando Pride [R4 trade 2]
31 Utah Royals FC
32 Washington Spirit
33 Reign FC
34 Portland Thorns FC
35 Chicago Red Stars
36 North Carolina Courage

Trades

Round 1:

  1. Houston Dash Chicago Red Stars Sky Blue FC. Sky Blue FC received Chicago Red Stars’ highest first-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for forward Savannah McCaskill.[2] Chicago Red Stars' highest first-round pick was acquired from Houston Dash along with Christen Press in exchange for forward Sofia Huerta and defender Taylor Comeau.[3]
  2. Utah Royals FC Chicago Red Stars. Chicago Red Stars acquired Utah Royals FC's first and second-round picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft as well as the number one overall 2019 NWSL College Draft pick, another first-round draft pick in 2019 and Utah's natural first-round pick in 2021 in exchange for the rights to Christen Press and Samantha Johnson.[3]
  3. Washington Spirit Chicago Red Stars. Chicago Red Stars acquired Washington Spirit's natural first-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and a third-round pick (No. 20) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft in exchange for a first-round pick (No. 7) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.[4]
  4. Reign FC Chicago Red Stars. Chicago Red Stars acquired Reign FC's natural first-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for a 2019 international roster spot.[5]

Round 2:

  1. Utah Royals FC Chicago Red Stars Sky Blue FC. Sky Blue FC received Chicago Red Stars’ highest first-round pick and a second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for forward Savannah McCaskill.[2] Chicago Red Stars had acquired the pick from Utah Royals FC along with a 2020 first-round pick, the number one overall 2019 NWSL College Draft pick, another first-round draft pick in 2019 and Utah's natural first-round pick in 2021 in exchange for the rights to Christen Press and Samantha Johnson.[3]
  2. Washington Spirit Portland Thorns FC. Portland Thorns FC acquired Washington Spirit's natural second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and a fourth-round pick (No. 31) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft in exchange for a second-round pick (No. 17) in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.[4]
  3. Reign FC Portland Thorns FC. Portland Thorns FC received Reign FC's natural second-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and Caitlin Foord in exchange for Allie Long.[6]

Round 3:

  1. Houston Dash Orlando Pride. Orlando Pride received Houston Dash’s natural third and fourth-round picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Christine Nairn.[7]

Round 4:

  1. Orlando Pride North Carolina Courage. North Carolina Courage received Orlando Pride’s natural fourth-round pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Morgan Reid.[8]
  2. Houston Dash Orlando Pride. Orlando Pride received Houston Dash’s natural third and fourth-round picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft in exchange for Christine Nairn.[7]

See also

References

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