The Boston Breakers made their fourth trade since the end of the season, sending defender Casey Short to Chicago in exchange for the Red Stars 2nd round selection, No. 11 overall, in the 2014 draft. The Red Stars also receive a 3rd round pick in 2015. That pick will be Seattle’s after the Reign dealt it to the Breakers last week.
“We are in a bit of a holding pattern with our roster as we await details of our 2014 allocation,” Red Stars coach Rory Dames acknowledged in a statement. “But Casey’s versatility and athleticism is a much needed addition to our current group of players.”
Short was selected No. 5 by the Breakers in the 2013 Draft, but she tore her ACL during preseason and never suited up for the club. Before that she starred at Florida State where she was transitioned to outside back as a senior. Short, 23, appeared in 81 matches for Florida State and roomed with Red Stars goalkeeper Taylor Vancil. She is from nearby Naperville, IL.
The Breakers ended the season with only one pick in the first 19, but have since acquired the No. 17 pick from the Reign and now the No. 11 pick. They will also select at No. 7 after dropping down from No. 4 in a deal that landed them Courtney Jones. They also hold the No. 2o and No. 28 picks.