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Sky Blue win first pick in Boston Breakers dispersal draft

Rose Lavelle had an impressive debut with the senior national team against England. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Rose Lavelle’s 2nd international goal was the difference against Sweden. (photo copyright Meg Linehan for The Equalizer)

Sky Blue have been playing the Breakers since 2009.  Now the New Jersey club will have the opportunity to select the player of their choice from the Breakers roster. NWSL announced the selection order for Tuesday’s dispersal draft and Sky Blue won the top pick via a weighted drawing. Sky Blue were among five teams who did not make the playoffs in 2017 and were given two envelopes for the random draw. The playoff teams had one envelope.

Dispersal draft picks may be traded but only until noon EST on Tuesday after which the order is locked in. Subsequent rounds will go in reverse order to the list below.

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

Also the following players are eligible to be selected as released by NWSL.

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

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