Monday NWSL Transaction Tracker
It’s Monday and there is no shortage of news in the National Women’s Soccer League. Several trades — including the blockbuster one sending Alex Morgan to Orlando — have been announced, along with the lists of protected and unprotected players for the Nov. 2 expansion draft. Bookmark this page for all the latest transaction news in one place.
3:15 p.m. ET: ANNOUNCEMENTS | The NWSL releases its full list of players available to the Orlando Pride in the Nov. 2 expansion draft. CLICK HERE FOR THE TEAM-BY-TEAM LISTS | CLICK HERE FOR EXPANSION DRAFT RULES
2 p.m. ET: TRADES | Orlando Pride introduce Alex Morgan, Kaylyn Kyle and Sarah Hagen as team’s first-ever players. Orlando sent the rights to its first expansion draft pick, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NWSL College Draft and one international spot in the 2016 and 2017 seasons to Portland Thorns FC in exchange for Morgan and Kyle. Orlando received FC Kansas City’s 2016 second-round pick (No. 15 overall) and Hagen and sent Kansas City a second-round pick in the 2017 NWSL College Draft. CLICK FOR FULL DETAILS
12:30 p.m. ET: TRADE | Portland Thorns FC acquire No. 2 overall pick in 2016 draft and second-round pick (No. 20 overall) from Boston Breakers in exchange for Sinead Farrelly and McCall Zerboni. Thorns then trade pack same No. 20 overall pick and a fourth-round pick (No. 35 overall) back to Boston for Dagny Brynjarsdottir, who the Breakers signed and traded. CLICK FOR FULL DETAILS
12:20 p.m. ET: STATEMENT | Portland Thorns FC owner Merritt Paulson asks fans for patience as trades are announced, saying there is a plan and the Thorns have “targeted several world class players. Those deals can take time.” CLICK FOR FULL DETAILS
11:30 a.m. ET: TRADE | Houston Dash send Meghan Klingenberg and conditional 2017 draft pick to Seattle Reign FC for Amber Brooks and No. 5 overall pick in 2016 draft. Klingenberg will be left unprotected by Seattle in the expansion draft. Orlando will choose Klingenberg and trade her to Portland as part of the Alex Morgan trade. CLICK FOR FULL DETAILS
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