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NWSL 2023-24 Free Agents List

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The deadline has passed for team options and now NWSL free agents can officially start their negotiations ahead of the 2024 season.

There are two distinct types of free agency coming into play, unrestricted and restricted. Unrestricted free agency is what we traditionally think of with free agency, the players have the right to choose the team they want to negotiate and sign with. There are 55 players who fall under this category for the upcoming season.

This year, as per the CBA, players only need five NWSL service years in order to qualify. A service year means that a player is signed with a team at any time during the league season except for players on player-elected leave or players on leave for the entirety of that period. Free agents cannot actually sign with new clubs until the December 5th deadline given by the league.

Last NameFirst NameCurrent ClubFree Agent Status
BarnhartNicoleWashington SpiritUnrestricted
BetosMichelleNJ/NY Gotham FCUnrestricted
BoydEmilyChicago Red StarsUnrestricted
BrooksAmberWashington SpiritUnrestricted
CharleySimoneAngel City FCUnrestricted
Chapman*AllyshaHouston DashUnrestricted
Curran**EmilyHouston DashUnrestricted
DavidsonTiernaChicago Red StarsUnrestricted
DoniakMakenzySan Diego Wave FCUnrestricted
DorseyImaniNJ/NY Gotham FCUnrestricted
DunnCrystalPortland Thorns FCUnrestricted
DydascoCapriceHouston DashUnrestricted
EddyElizabethAngel City FCUnrestricted
Farrelly*SineadNJ/NY Gotham FCUnrestricted
FeistBayleyWashington SpiritUnrestricted
Flores**SabrinaNJ/NY Gotham FCUnrestricted
GordenSarahAngel City FCUnrestricted
GroomSheaHouston DashUnrestricted
HusterToriWashington SpiritUnrestricted
KerrDevonHouston DashUnrestricted
Klingenberg**MeghanPortland Thorns FCUnrestricted
Krieger***AliNJ/NY Gotham FCUnrestricted
KruegerCaseyChicago Red StarsUnrestricted
LavelleRoseOL ReignUnrestricted
LongAllieNJ/NY Gotham FCUnrestricted
Matthews*CheynaChicago Red StarsUnrestricted
Mathias**MerrittAngel City FCUnrestricted
McCaskillSavannahAngel City FCUnrestricted
McDonaldJessicaRacing Louisville FCUnrestricted
McGrady**TeganPortland Thorns FCUnrestricted
MewisSamKansas City CurrentUnrestricted
NadimNadiaRacing Louisville FCUnrestricted
Nagasato*YukiChicago Red StarsUnrestricted
Pogarch*MadisonSan Diego Wave FCUnrestricted
Rapinoe***MeganOL ReignUnrestricted
Ratcliffe*BrittanyNorth Carolina CourageUnrestricted
RoccaroCariChicago Red StarsUnrestricted
SauerbrunnBeckyPortland Thorns FCUnrestricted
ScottDesireeKansas City CurrentUnrestricted
SharplesKaylaChicago Red StarsUnrestricted
ShimManaNJ/NY Gotham FCUnrestricted
ShortsCheyenneSan Diego Wave FCUnrestricted
SinclairChristinePortland Thorns FCUnrestricted
SonnettEmilyOL ReignUnrestricted
St. GeorgesBiancaChicago Red StarsUnrestricted
StantonNicoleOL ReignUnrestricted
StromKylieOrlando PrideUnrestricted
SwansonMalloryChicago Red StarsUnrestricted
Van EgmondEmilySan Diego Wave FCUnrestricted
Vasconcelos*MichelePortland Thorns FCUnrestricted
ViggianoMarisaHouston DashUnrestricted
WeatherholtDanielleAngel City FCUnrestricted
WeberMalloryKansas City CurrentUnrestricted
WestphalChristenSan Diego Wave FCUnrestricted
ZerboniMcCallNJ/NY Gotham FCUnrestricted
* = mutual options for 2024, ** = affected by arbitration, *** = announced retirement at the conclusion of this season

Restricted free agents can negotiate with any team, but once they have an agreed-upon SPA, their current team gets seven days to match the qualified offer. If the originating team decides not to match, the player is free to join the new team.

Last NameFirst NameCurrent ClubFree Agent Status
AngelinaOL ReignRestricted
AylmerTaylorRacing Louisville FCRestricted
BiegalskiCamrynWashington SpiritRestricted
DederickEllaHouston DashRestricted
EkicEminaRacing Louisville FCRestricted
FoxEmilyNorth Carolina CourageRestricted
Gomera-StevensMakamaeHouston DashRestricted
Gramaglia**PaulinaHouston DashRestricted
HammondMadisonAngel City FCRestricted
IsenhourBrittanyAngel City FCRestricted
KingTziarraOL ReignRestricted
KuikkaNataliaPortland Thorns FCRestricted
Listro**JordynOrlando PrideRestricted
MerrickAddisynKansas City CurrentRestricted
MillerCassieKansas City CurrentRestricted
PickettKikiNorth Carolina CourageRestricted
PorterTaylorPortland Thorns FCRestricted
SánchezMariaHouston DashRestricted
ShevaMarissaWashington SpiritRestricted
StevensEllaChicago Red StarsRestricted
* = mutual options for 2024, ** = affected by arbitration, *** = announced retirement at the conclusion of this season

Looking at the per-team breakdown, we can see that Chicago and Houston have the largest number of free agents overall with both with 10, while Orlando is on the other side of the spectrum with only 2 total. Gotham and the Reign have been the most active teams trying to lock down potential free agents with four apiece.

On the left is the current free agents, on the right is the number signed to extensions or new contracts throughout the season

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