LIVE: NWSL Draft tracker, picks results — Alyssa Thompson goes No. 1 Angel City FC; Michelle Cooper No. 2

The National Women’s Soccer League will let the world know about its upcoming batch of talent Thursday night. The 2023 NWSL Draft will begin at 6 PM ET in Philadelphia and you can catch all the action on Paramount+ and CBS Sports HQ. CBS Sports will broadcast the first hour of the draft at 6 p.m. ET.

California high school senior Alyssa Thompson went first overall to Angel City FC thanks to a series of wild deals made in the days leading up to the draft.

exist 256 players will be available for just 48 draft picks, which means teams will be on the lookout for unregistered free agents for the next few days after the draft ends.

Make sure you check out Our dummy project for the first round with Rules updates What changed this year. We’ll track ordering and picks below – and while you’re at it, sign up for our new newsletter covering the beautiful game in all its glory, including updates three times a week, here.

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Draft order and results

Round 1

  • 1. Angel City FC – Alyssa Thompson, FWD (Harvard-Westlake Prep)
  • 2. Kansas City Current – Michelle Cooper, FWD (Duke University) *Acquired via trade with NJ/NY Gotham
  • 3. Orlando Pride – Emily Madrell, DEF (Florida State University)
  • 4. NJ/NY Gotham – Jenna Nighswonger, MID (Florida State University)
  • 5. Portland Thorns FC – Reyna Reyes, DEF/MID (University of Alabama)
  • 6. North Carolina Courage – Olivia Wingate, FWD (University of Notre Dame)
  • 7. Chicago Red Stars – Penelope Hocking, MID/FWD (Penn State University)
  • 8. North Carolina Courage – Sydney Collins, DEF/MID (University of California)
  • 9. North Carolina Courage – Clara Robbins, MID/FWD (Florida State University)
  • 10. Kansas City Current – Alexa Spaanstra, MID/FWD (University of Virginia)
  • 11. North Carolina Courage – Haley Hopkins, FWD (University of Virginia)
  • 12. PORTLAND THORNS – Izzy D’Aquila, FWD (Santa Clara University)
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Round 2

  • 13. San Diego Wave – Sierra Enge, DEF/MID (Stanford) *Acquired on trade draw day with NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • 14. Chicago Red Stars – Grace Yochum, quarterback (Oklahoma State)
  • 15. Kansas City Stream – Gabrielle Robinson, DEF/MID/FWD (West Virginia University)
  • 16. Racing Louisville FC – Kayla Fisher MID/FWD (Ohio State University)
  • 17. Racing Louisville FC – Briana Martinez, DEF/MID (University of Notre Dame)
  • 18. Kansas City Current – Jordan Silkowitz, GK (Iowa State University)
  • 19. OL Reign – Shea Holmes, DEF (University of Washington)
  • 20. Houston Dash – Sophie Hearst, Harvard University.
  • 21. Orlando Pride – Christ Bright (Texas Christian University).
  • 22. Houston Dash – Jyllissa Harris, DEF/MID (University of South Carolina)
  • 23. Chicago Red Stars – Allison Schlegel, MID/FWD (Penn State University)
  • 24- Portland Thorns FC – Lauren DeBeau, MID/FWD (Michigan State University).

Round 3

  • 25 Orlando Pride – Tori Hansen, DEF (University of North Carolina)
  • 26- Washington Spirit – Nicole Douglas FWD (Arizona State University)
  • 27. Angel City FC – Angelina Anderson, GK (University of California)
  • 28. Washington Spirit – Lyza Bosselmann, GK (Gonzaga) * Acquired on draft day with Racing Louisville FC.
  • 29. Racing Louisville FC – Jaydn Edwards, MID/FWD (University of New Mexico) *Acquired in a one-day trade with the Orlando Pride
  • 30- Washington Spirit – Riley Tanner MID/FWD (University of Alabama)
  • 31. Racing Louisville FC – Riley Mattingly Parker, MID/FWD (University of Alabama)
  • 32. Portland Thorns – Lauren Kozal, GK (Michigan State University) * Acquired in the Trade Day Draft with the Houston Dash
  • 33. San Diego Wave FC
  • 34. Orlando Pride
  • 35. Present-day Kansas City
  • 36. Portland Thorns
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Round 4

  • 37. Washington Spirit
  • 38. Current Kansas City
  • 39. Orlando Pride
  • 40. Racing Louisville FC
  • 41. Orlando Pride
  • 42. Present-day Kansas City
  • 43. Chicago Red Stars
  • 44. NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • 45. San Diego Wave FC
  • 46. ​​O.L. Reign
  • 47. Kansas City current
  • 48. Portland Thorns


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