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Morgan goes No. 1 to Western New York
by Paul Kennedy, January 14th, 2011 7:10PM
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[WPS]U.S. women's national team forward Alex Morgan, the only collegian who played for the USA in Women's World Cup qualifying, was taken with the No. 1 pick by the expansion Western New York Flash in the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer draft on Friday.
 
Philadelphia Independence, the 2010 runner-up as an expansion team, took local product Sinead Farrelly (Virginia) with the second overall selection. Soccer America Player of the Year Christen Press of Stanford went fourth to the Washington Freedom after it took North Carolina midfielder Meghan Klingenberg in a deal with Atlanta.
 
2011 WPS Draft
Round 1
1. Western New York – Alex Morgan, F, California
2. Philadelphia – Sinead Farrelly, MF, Virginia
3. Washington – Meghan Klingenberg, MF, North Carolina
4. Washington – Christen Press, F, Stanford
5. Philadelphia – Lauren Fowlkes, F, Notre Dame
6. Boston Breakers – Keelin Winters, MF, Portland
7. Atlanta – Kylie Wright, MF, UCLA
8. Western New York – Elli Reed, D, Portland
 
Round 2
9. Philadelphia – Jennifer Stoltenberg, F, Oregon
10. Washington – Omolyn Davis, MF, George Mason
11. Philadelphia – Caitlin Farrell, D, Wake Forest
12. Boston – Whitney Palmer, F, Oklahoma
 
Round 3
13. Western New York – Rose Augustin, MF, Notre Dame
14. Atlanta – Meghan Lenczyk, F, Virginia
15. Philadelphia – Lauren Barnes, D, UCLA
16. Sky Blue FC – Alyssa Mautz, MF, Texas A&M
17. Washington – Amanda DaCosta, MF, Florida State
18. Philadelphia – Bianca D’Agostino, MF, Wake Forest
19. Boston – Katie Sheeleigh, F, Harvard
 
Round 4
20. Western New York – Ashleigh Bowers, GK, Niagara
21. Sky Blue FC – Lauren Alkek, D, Oklahoma
22. Washington – Katie Fraine, GK, Florida
23. Philadelphia – Teresa Rynier, MF, James Madison
24. Boston – Tanya Taylor, F, UC Irvine



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  1. Clayton Berling
    commented on: January 18, 2011 at 1:40 a.m.
    Whike I am proud to have been a fan of the Gold Pride, I am concerned that the league is on life support. The owners have repeated the usual mistake --not having sufficient capital to do a professional job of marketing. It will take at least five years for teams to prove their viability. The women are the future of our female national teams, but are not given enough support to build a fan support base. Coaches of girls and womens teams at every level need to urge attendance at games, pro, college and youth and watch games on TV to support ratings. The WNBA survives because of the NBA. MLS should consider support as well for the WPS. Soccer needs all levels to build the game and its fan base. Women's soccer, when played at the pro level, is awesome. It's the true game. One marketing point: a team needs a city name to encourage local sponsorship from local business. Gold Pride and Blue Sky are not something which defines fan support for a locale.
  1. Paul Bryant
    commented on: January 18, 2011 at 11:33 a.m.
    Clayton, I agree 100%. I am a Sky Blue FC supporter. They should have a prominent city's name affiliated with the name of the team. The "official" fan watering-hole is located in the town of Highland Park, NJ. Huh? I was also glad to see the Philadelphia team move their home games closer to the city they are named after(from West Chester to Chester). I believe it will definitely help attendance.

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