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Brazilians dominate women's international draft
by Paul Kennedy, September 25th, 2008 7AM

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[WPS] Four of the first five selections in the initial WPS International Draft were Brazilians. The Bay Area team selected former W-League star Formiga with the No. 1 pick. FIFA World Player of the Year Marta was taken by Los Angeles with the No. 3 pick. Daniela (St. Louis) and Cristiane (Chicago) were also taken in the first round.

Marta currently plays for Swedish champion Umea, while Daniela and Cristiane joined Linkopings FC in Sweden's Damallsvenskan this season.

Each WPS team drafted four international players, providing teams with the opportunity to begin a formal negotiation process with each selected player upon receiving permission from that player's current club.

For the 2009 season, teams will ultimately be allowed to sign up to five international players per roster.

1st Round
Bay Area Formiga (Brazil)
Boston Breakers Kelly Smith (England)
Los Angeles Marta (Brazil)
St. Louis Daniela (Brazil)
Chicago Red Stars Cristiane (Brazil)
Washington Freedom Homare Sawa (Japan)
Sky Blue FC (NJ/NY) Sarah Walsh (Australia)

2nd Round
Bay Area Christine Sinclair (Canada)
Boston Breakers Fabiana (Brazil)
Los Angeles Aya Miyama (Japan)
Washington Freedom Sonia Bompastor (France)
Chicago Red Stars Heather Garriock (Australia)
St. Louis Renata Costa (Brazil)
Sky Blue FC (NJ/NY) Rosana (Brazil)

3rd Round
Bay Area Eriko Arakawa (Japan)
Boston Breakers Maycon (Brazil)
St. Louis Lotta Schelin (Sweden)
Washington Freedom Lisa De Vanna (Australia)
Chicago Red Stars Karen Carney (England)
St. Louis Melissa Tancredi (Canada)
Sky Blue FC (NJ/NY) Ester (Brazil)

4th Round
Bay Area Erika (Brazil)
Boston Breakers Shinobu Ohno (Japan)
Los Angeles Han Duan (China)
Washington Freedom Louisa Necib (France)
Chicago Red Stars Caroline Jonsson (Sweden)
Los Angeles Margret Lara Vidarsdottir (Iceland)
Sky Blue FC (NJ/NY) Kelly Parker (Canada)




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