The National Women’s Soccer League concluded its 2023 season on Saturday by crowning Gotham FC as champions.
On Monday, the trade window opened. The Equalizer will keep you up to date on all the trades that happen between then and Sunday’s 8 p.m. ET trade deadline. (Teams have until 3 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 20 to announce trades publicly.)
Free agents can officially begin signing with teams at 12:01 a.m. ET on Nov. 20. Click here for that transaction tracker.
Until then, on with the trades!
November 20, 2023
Utah Royals FC trades for North Carolina Courage duo Emily Gray & Frankie Tagliaferri: Utah Royals FC acquired midfielders Emily Gray and Francesca “Frankie” Tagliaferri from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for $30,000 in Allocation Money and protection in the Expansion Draft. Tagliaferri is a Penn State graduate who played with fellow Royals signee Kaleigh Riehl.
Utah Royals FC acquires Kaleigh Riehl from San Diego Wave FC: In the club’s second trade, Utah acquired defender Kaleigh Reihl from San Diego in exchange for $60,000 in allocation money and Expansion Draft protection. Riehl, a 2023 NWSL Shield winner, appeared in 19 of San Diego’s 22 matches. She joins Mikayla Cluff as Utah continues to build its roster.
November 17, 2023
Racing Louisville acquires Expansion Draft protection from Bay FC: The Kentucky club has made a deal with the expansion side to receive Expansion Draft protection and Bay FC’s natural second-round pick in the 2024 NWSL Draft, projected to be the No. 16 overall selection. The California side gets Louisville’s natural third-round pick in the 2024 NWSL Draft and $235,000 in alternative allocation money. 2024’s other expansion team, Utah Royals FC, can still select up to two players total from Racing – unless the teams agree on a roster protection deal.
November 15, 2023
Alex Loera traded to Bay FC; Kansas City receives Expansion Draft protection: Alex Loera is returning to the Bay area. The Santa Clara University alum has been traded to Bay FC, making her the first player on the new team’s roster. In return, the Kansas City Current have acquired $175,000 in allocation money and are protected from Bay Area picking any of their players in the upcoming 2023 Expansion Draft.
Mikayla Cluff traded to Utah Royals FC; Orlando Pride receives Expansion Draft protection: Mikayla Cluff is returning home. The No.14 overall pick in the 2021 NWSL Draft out of Brigham Young University has been traded to the expansion side along with the No. 26 pick in the 2024 NWSL Draft. In exchange for their franchise’s first player, Utah sent $90k in allocation money to the Orlando Pride along with Expansion Draft protection. Due to an earlier trade, the Orlando Pride are now completely protected in the 2023 Expansion Draft.
November 13, 2023
Orlando obtains Expansion Draft protection, $50K from Bay FC: The Orlando Pride and Bay FC have made the first trade of the National Women’s Soccer League offseason. Orlando has obtained $50,000 in allocation money, along with Expansion Draft protection from Bay FC. Meanwhile, Bay FC has acquired the No. 8 overall pick in the 2024 NWSL Draft. Orlando also has the No. 9 pick in the draft, acquired from Angel City in a previous trade.
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