2010 WPS Dispersal Draft

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The 2010 WPS Dispersal Draft was a special draft for Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) after the Los Angeles Sol withdrew from the league. Players from the team were dispersed to the remaining seven teams in the league via the draft.

Background[edit]

When the Los Angeles Sol folded on January 28, 2010 after a potential sale of the team fell through at the last minute, WPS, which had been running the team after AEG backed out, announced that the nineteen players under contract to the Sol would be dispersed to the remaining WPS teams in a dispersal draft, held on Thursday, February 4, 2010.[1]

Format[edit]

The draft order for the first and third rounds is Atlanta, then Philadelphia, followed by the remaining six teams in the reverse order of finish from the 2009 season; draft order for the second round is the reverse of that.[citation needed]

Draft Results[edit]

[2][3][4][5]

Round 1[edit]

Pick

Player

Pos.

WPS Team

1 United States Shannon Boxx MF Saint Louis Athletica^
2 Canada Karina LeBlanc GK Philadelphia Independence
3 Brazil Marta FW FC Gold Pride
4 United States Casey Nogueira FW Chicago Red Stars
5 United States Stephanie Cox DF Boston Breakers
6 United States Nikki Washington MF Sky Blue FC
7 United States Brittany Bock DF Washington Freedom
8 Japan Aya Miyama MF Saint Louis Athletica

Round 2[edit]

Pick

Player

Pos.

WPS Team

9 United States Manya Makoski MF Atlanta Beat
10 Nigeria Faith Ikidi DF/FW Washington Freedom
11 United States Kiersten Dallstream FW Sky Blue FC
12 United States Michelle Enyeart FW Boston Breakers
13 United States Kiki Bosio FW FC Gold Pride^^
14 United States Christina DiMartino MF Saint Louis Athletica^^^
15 United States Estelle Johnson DF Philadelphia Independence
16 Czech Republic Pavlína Ščasná FW Atlanta Beat

Round 3[edit]

Pick

Player

Pos.

WPS Team

17 Pass Atlanta Beat
18 Pass Philadelphia Independence
19 United States Lindsay Browne FW FC Gold Pride
20 Pass Chicago Red Stars
21 Pass Boston Breakers
22 Pass Sky Blue FC
23 Pass Washington Freedom
24 Denmark Cathrine Paaske-Sørensen MF Saint Louis Athletica

Draft Notes[edit]

^ Via trade with Atlanta Beat (trade prior to draft). Saint Louis will send defender Kia McNeill, midfielders Angie Kerr and Amanda Poach, and Athletica’s second round choice in the dispersal draft (9th overall) to Atlanta. In exchange, Saint Louis will receive Atlanta’s first round pick, number one overall, in the dispersal draft, and Atlanta’s second round pick in the 2011 WPS Draft.

^^ Via trade with Chicago Red Stars (Chicago receives FC Gold Pride's 2nd Round pick in 2011 WPS Draft).

^^^ Via trade with Chicago Red Stars (Chicago receives Saint Louis Athletica's 2nd Round pick in 2011 WPS Draft).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ WPS discontinues operations of Los Angeles Sol, 28 January 2010, womensprosoccer.com.
  2. ^ Belson, Ken (February 5, 2010). "Marta Moves Up California Coast in W.P.S. Dispersal Draft". New York Times. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Goff, Steven (February 4, 2010). "Ex-Sol players claimed in WPS dispersal draft". Washington Post. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Andrews, Phil (February 4, 2010). "Philadelphia Independence Take WPS All-Star Karina LeBlanc in Dispersal Draft". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Civin, Todd (February 4, 2010). "Tony DiCicco, Boston Breakers Add "Pair Of Pilots" In WPS Dispersal Draft". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 

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