As the end of season process gets underway in the NWSL, the league announced on Monday the players that are available on the Re-Entry Wire. Teams have from 1 p.m. ET on Monday until 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday to make submissions for players on the wire, with results announced at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Player available on the Re-Entry Wire:
- Alex Arlitt | Utah Royals FC
- Katrina Gorry | Utah Royals FC
- Michaela Hahn | Houston Dash
- Yuri Kawamura | North Carolina Courage
- Elise Thorsnes | Utah Royals FC
- Janine Van Wyk | Houston Dash
- Tiffany Weimer | Washington Spirit
At the end of the season, a club must place a player on the Re-Entry Wire if her contract option was not exercised, no new contract was offered or her contract has expired. That player is then available to be selected by the league’s other clubs. If a player is selected by more than one team, her rights will be awarded to the team with a lower finish in the 2018 regular season.
Meg Morris (Portland Thorns FC) has indicated that she is retiring and is not included in the Re-Entry Wire. If a player comes out of retirement and returns to the NWSL, her rights are retained by her most recent club.
Once a team claims a player from waivers via the tiebreaker, the team moves to the bottom of the order for the remainder of the offseason.Re-Entry Wire Tiebreaker Order:
1. Sky Blue FC
2. Washington Spirit
3. Orlando Pride
4. Houston Dash
5. Utah Royals FC
6. Chicago Red Stars
7. Seattle Reign FC
8. Portland Thorns FC
9. North Carolina Courage