Final order set for dispersal draft

Updated order following a trade between the Pride and Reign

The 2018 NWSL Nike ball. (Photo credit: Meg Linehan/NWSL Media)

The final order for Tuesday’s 2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft has been set. Players from the Boston Breakers, which ceased operations on Sunday, will be available for selection by the league’s nine teams.

Teams had up until 1 p.m. ET Tuesday to trade their picks. Before the deadline, Sky Blue FC traded the No. 1 overall pick in the dispersal draft to the Washington Spirit in return for the No. 2 overall pick in the dispersal draft and a conditional first-round and natural second pick in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.

Also, the Orlando Pride traded the No. 8 and No. 11 picks in the dispersal draft to Seattle Reign FC in exchange for Seattle’s natural first-round in the 2019 NWSL College Draft.

Full roster and dispersal draft rules, as well as the original draft order and available players can be found here.

Fans can follow the draft as it happens at 4 p.m. ET on Twitter via @NWSL.

 

2018 Dispersal Draft Order:

 

First Round

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

Second Round

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

Third Round

  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

Fourth Round

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

 

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.