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The 11 Most Memorable NWSL Trades, No. 3: Christen Press moves again in a blockbuster that nobody won

Photo of Christen Press in front of a red and blue bacground.
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The National Women’s Soccer League has completed its 11th year of operation, which makes it a good time to look back at 11 memorable trades that have helped shape the league.

The NWSL is no stranger to blockbuster deals, some of which have lived up to their billing while some have fallen flat (remember Sydney Leroux to the Flash for a first-round pick and the rights to Abby Wambach?). Still others have helped set precedents that live today.

Between now and the end of the year, The Equalizer will bring you one memorable NWSL trade per day.

You can find the entire series here.

No. 3 – Chicago Red Stars acquire rights to Christen Press and a 2020 first-round pick from the Houston Dash in exchange for Sofia Huerta and Taylor Comeau; Red Stars then send Press and Samantha Johnson to Utah Royals FC in exchange for Brooke Elby, the No. 1 and No. 7 overall picks in 2019, two conditional picks in 2020 and a conditional pick in 2021 (June 18, 2018)

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