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Reign will pick seventh in Friday college draft

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on Jan. 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm with No Comments »
January 16, 2013 1:27 pm


This just in from the league:

The National Women’s Soccer League announced today the order for the league’s inaugural college draft, which will take place on Friday, Jan. 18, at 9 a.m. ET at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

Fans can follow the draft live on Twitter @NWSL.

The draft order is as follows:

1. Chicago Red Stars
2. Washington Spirit
3. FC Kansas City
4. Sky Blue FC (New York/New Jersey)
5. Boston Breakers
6. Western New York Flash
7. Seattle Reign FC
8. Portland Thorns FC

The draft will consist of four rounds with each team receiving three minutes to make a selection in the first two rounds, and five minutes to make a selection in the final two rounds. After the first round is completed the order will remain the same for the following three rounds, with Chicago selecting first to start each round.

The draft order was determined with assistance from a panel of experts and agreed upon by all eight clubs. The panel ranked the strength of each club based on their allocated players, and conducted a weighted draw.

Friday’s draft is another opportunity for the eight clubs to shape their roster for the league’s inaugural season. Last Friday, the league announced allocation of 55 players from the U.S., Canada and Mexico National Teams.

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