The Philadelphia Independence and the Atlanta Beat have begun building their rosters for 2010 through Tuesday’s Expansion Draft, with Philadelphia looking like it is already beginning to build a quality team.
Sue Weber, formerly of Boston, and Jen Buczkowski, formerly of Sky Blue FC, gives the Independence two strong center backs. Add former Washington Freedom midfielder Lori Lindsey to that equation and Philadelphia is already building from the inside, out, as any expansion team should do.
Sharolta Nonen, previously with Los Angeles, should help Atlanta build from the back.Full reaction to come. For now, here is the full rundown of how things went, just so everyone does not crash the WPS site:
Selection Player Position Previous Team
1.) Atlanta Leigh Ann Robinson D FC Gold Pride
2.) Philadelphia Lori Lindsey M Washington Freedom
3.) Philadelphia Jen Buczkowski D Sky Blue FC
4.) Atlanta Amanda Cinalli F Saint Louis Athletica
5.) Philadelphia Nikki Krzysik D Chicago Red Stars
6.) Atlanta Katie Larkin D/M Los Angeles Sol
7.) Philadelphia Sue Weber D Boston BreakersSecond Round
8.) Atlanta Sharolta Nonen D Los Angeles Sol
9.) Philadelphia Sarah Senty D Washington Freedom
10.) Atlanta Sara Larsson D Saint Louis Athletica
11.) Philadelphia Danesha Adams M Chicago Red Stars
12.) Atlanta Noelle Keselica F Sky Blue FC
13.) Philadelphia Kelly Schmedes F Boston Breakers
14.) Atlanta Pass
15.) Philadelphia Pass
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