2009 WPS Expansion Draft
The 2009 WPS Expansion Draft was a special draft for the Women's Professional Soccer teams Atlanta Beat and Philadelphia Independence, taking place on September 15, 2009. Each expansion team made 9 selections from the existing seven WPS teams.
- Existing teams may protect up to 10 players, but must leave a minimum of 6 unprotected. (Free agents are not included in either category.)
- Expansion teams must each select one player from each existing team prior to selecting a second player from an existing team. This will also hold true after a 2nd player is selected from an existing team: each expansion team must select from each existing team twice prior to selecting a 3rd player from an existing team.
- Existing teams may protect two after losing their first player.
- Existing teams may protect one after losing their second player.
- An existing team may not lose more than three players.
- Expansion teams may each select a total of nine players.
- A coin flip will decide which expansion team picks first and fourth, while the other team picks second and third. Picking will alternate after the fourth pick.
Expansion Draft Results
|1||Atlanta Beat||Leigh Ann Robinson (D)||FC Gold Pride|
|2||Philadelphia Independence||Lori Lindsey (M)||Washington Freedom|
|3||Philadelphia Independence||Jen Buczkowski (D)||Sky Blue FC|
|4||Atlanta Beat||Amanda Cinalli (F)||Saint Louis Athletica|
|5||Philadelphia Independence||Nikki Krzysik (D)||Chicago Red Stars|
|6||Atlanta Beat||Katie Larkin (D)||Los Angeles Sol|
|7||Philadelphia Independence||Sue Weber (D)||Boston Breakers|
|8||Atlanta Beat||Sharolta Nonen (D)||Los Angeles Sol|
|9||Philadelphia Independence||Sarah Senty (D)||Washington Freedom|
|10||Atlanta Beat||Sara Larsson (D)||Saint Louis Athletica|
|11||Philadelphia Independence||Danesha Adams (F)||Chicago Red Stars|
|12||Atlanta Beat||Noelle Keselica (F)||Sky Blue FC|
|13||Philadelphia Independence||Kelly Schmedes (F)||Boston Breakers|
|15||Philadelphia Independence||pass||end draft|
FC Gold Pride
Saint Louis Athletica
Chicago Red Stars
Los Angeles Sol
Sky Blue FC
- "Expansion Draft Speculation". 2009-08-08. Retrieved 2009-08-21. Post #35 by Peter Wilt
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