WUSA: Orlando drafts Norway's Riise and Nordby
Orlando selected Norwegian Olympic gold medalists Hege Riise and Bente Nordby with the first pick in the WUSA's foreign player draft held via conference call on Oct. 30.
Here are the complete results of the one-round draft:
1. Orlando -- Bente Nordby (Norway goalkeeper) and Hege Riise (Norway midfielder)
2. Philadelphia -- Doris Fitschen (Germany defender) and Kelly Smith (England forward)
3. Bay Area -- Katia (Brazil forward) and Sissi (Brazil midfielder)
4. New York -- Ann Kristin Aarones (Norway midfielder/forward) and Gro Espeseth (Norway defender)
5. Atlanta -- Charmaine Hooper (Canada midfielder/forward) and Homare Sawa (Japan midfielder)
6. Boston -- Maren Meinert (Germany midfielder/forward) and Bettina Wiegmann (Germany midfielder)
7. Washington, D.C. -- Pretinha (Brazil forward) and Roseli (Brazil midfielder/forward)
8. San Diego -- Kristin Bengtsson (Sweden defender) and Ulrika Karlsson (Sweden goalkeeper)
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