2008 WPS International Draft

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The 2008 WPS International Draft took place on September 24, 2008. It was the first international draft held by Women's Professional Soccer to assign the WPS rights of international players to the American-based teams. For the 2009 season, teams will be able to sign 5 international players to their roster.

Round 1[edit]

Pick

Player

Pos.

WPS Team

Previous Team

1 Brazil Formiga MF FC Gold Pride Botucatu Futebol Clube
2 England Kelly Smith FW Boston Breakers Arsenal L.F.C.
3 Brazil Marta FW Los Angeles Sol Umeå IK
4 Brazil Daniela MF Saint Louis Athletica [1] Linköpings FC
5 Brazil Cristiane FW Chicago Red Stars Corinthians
6 Japan Homare Sawa MF Washington Freedom [2] NTV Beleza
7 Australia Sarah Walsh FW Sky Blue FC Pali Blues

Round 2[edit]

Pick

Player

Pos.

WPS Team

Previous Team

8 Canada Christine Sinclair FW FC Gold Pride Vancouver Whitecaps
9 Brazil Fabiana FW Boston Breakers Corinthians
10 Japan Aya Miyama MF Los Angeles Sol Okayama Yunogo Belle
11 France Sonia Bompastor MF Washington Freedom Olympique Lyonnais
12 Australia Heather Garriock MF Chicago Red Stars Sydney FC
13 Brazil Renata Costa MF Saint Louis Athletica Odense Boldklub
14 Brazil Rosana FW Sky Blue FC SV Neulengbach

Round 3[edit]

Pick

Player

Pos.

WPS Team

Previous Team

15 Japan Eriko Arakawa FW FC Gold Pride NTV Beleza
16 Brazil Maycon MF Boston Breakers Saad Esporte Clube
17 Sweden Lotta Schelin FW Saint Louis Athletica [3] Olympique Lyonnais
18 Australia Lisa De Vanna FW Washington Freedom Perth Glory FC
19 England Karen Carney FW Chicago Red Stars Arsenal L.F.C.
20 Canada Melissa Tancredi FW Saint Louis Athletica Atlanta Silverbacks
21 Brazil Ester MF Sky Blue FC CEPE-Caxias

Round 4[edit]

Pick

Player

Pos.

WPS Team

Previous Team

22 Brazil Érika DF FC Gold Pride Santos FC
23 Japan Shinobu Ohno FW Boston Breakers NTV Beleza
24 China Han Duan FW Los Angeles Sol Dalian Shide
25 France Louisa Necib MF Washington Freedom Olympique Lyonnais
26 Sweden Caroline Jönsson GK Chicago Red Stars LdB FC
27 Iceland Margret Lara Vidarsdottir FW Los Angeles Sol [4] Linköpings FC
28 Canada Kelly Parker MF Sky Blue FC F.C. Indiana

Draft notes[edit]

Draft order was determined by weighted results from a coach's poll about the strength of each team's USWNT allocation, which had occurred earlier that month.

  1. ^ St. Louis traded the 6th pick to Washington along with picks in the October draft, then selected Daniela
  2. ^ Washington traded the 4th pick to St. Louis along with picks in the October draft, then selected Sawa
  3. ^ St. Louis traded its 4th round pick to Los Angeles along with picks in the October draft, then selected Schelin
  4. ^ Los Angeles traded its 3rd round pick to St. Louis along with picks in the October draft, then selected Vidarsdottir

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