1 NWSL draft 2018
Robert Hitz

NWSL Announces 2018 Dispersal Draft Order and Available Players

CHICAGO (Jan. 29, 2018) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) today announced the official draft order and list of available players for the 2018 Dispersal Draft on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. ET. No players have indicated their intent to opt-out of the Dispersal Draft.


Teams are now allowed to trade their picks in the draft between now and 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 30 - following which a final draft order will be released. See below for complete draft rules. 


2018 Dispersal Draft Order

The order in which teams select was randomly determined on Monday morning and the order will snake throughout the selection process: 1-9 and then 9-1 until completed. 


  1. Sky Blue FC 
  2. Washington Spirit
  3. Seattle Reign FC 
  4. Portland Thorns FC 
  5. Utah Royals FC 
  6. Houston Dash 
  7. Chicago Red Stars
  8. Orlando Pride 
  9. North Carolina Courage 


2018 Dispersal Draft - Available Players


Contracted Players 

Addo, Elizabeth (INTL - GHA)

Andrews, Morgan

Chapman, Allysha (FED – CAN) 

Dowd, Hayley

Dowie, Natasha (INTL - ENG) 

Elby, Brooke

Frisbie, Amanda

King, Julie

Lavelle, Rose (FED – USA) 

Leon, Adriana (INTL - CAN) 

Okvist, Lotta (INTL – SWE) 

Onomonu, Ifeoma

Oyster, Megan

Prudhomme, Sammy Jo

Purce, Margaret

Salem, Angela

Smith, Abby

Stengel, Katie

Weimer, Tiffany

Westphal, Christen

White, Rosie (INTL – NZL) 


2018 College Draft Picks

Boyles, Joanna

McCaskill, Savannah

Miller, Ashton

Wenger, Elizabeth


Retired Players
DaCosta, Amanda 

Elston, Lindsay

Engen, Whitney 

Pathman, Mollie

Schillgard, Louise (INTL – SWE) 

Simon, Kyah (INTL – AUS) 


Discovery Players



Draft Rules

Assets available via draft include the following:

  • Players under contract with NWSL whose rights are assigned to Boston (including allocated players)
  • Players whose rights are controlled by Boston (including retired players)
  • Rights to players on Boston's Discovery List


The Dispersal Draft will last until all teams have passed or no players or other assets are available for selection.

  • Each team will have two (2) minutes to make its selection.
  • No time-outs will be permitted.
  • Teams may not make trades during the draft.
  • Teams are permitted to "pass" when it is their turn to make a selection. Once a team has passed on a selection, the team forfeits the remainder of its selections in the dispersal draft.