Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Houston to get 10 players in Friday's Expansion Draft
January 6th, 2014 4PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  nwsl

MOST COMMENTED

[NWSL 2014 COUNTDOWN] The National Women's Soccer League will hold its Expansion Draft to stock the Houston Dash on Friday at 11 a.m. ET via conference call. The Dash, who signed Notre Dame coach Randy Waldrum as its first head coach, will be able to select up to 10 players from the list of unprotected players. The complete list of protected and unprotected players for all clubs will be announced on Wednesday. For the Expansion Draft rules.

The Dash will be allowed to select no more than two U.S. allocated players and one Canadian and Mexican allocated player. Any club with more than two U.S. allocated players must leave at least one U.S. allocated player unprotected. Only the Western New York Flash among the returning teams doesn't have more than two U.S. allocations. Seattle and FC Kansas City both have four allocated U.S. players following the allocation of Stephanie Cox to Seattle and trade that sent Amy Rodriguez to FC Kansas City.

Some other Expansion Draft rules:

-- The Dash will only be able to select up to two players from any one club, except if they select a U.S. allocated player in which case they may not take any additional players from that club. In the event Houston selects a player who is not an U.S. allocated player, that club may then designate an additional player to be added their protected player list.

-- The existing eight NWSL teams will be allowed to protect up to the following number of players: 10 players for non-playoff clubs (Boston, Chicago, Seattle and Washington) and nine for playoff clubs (FC Kansas City, Portland, Sky Blue FC and Western New York).

-- All players currently on rosters are eligible for the Expansion Draft. But also eligible will be players listed as discovery players, claimed via waivers but unsigned, been loaned to a club outside the NWSL or otherwise have rights to play in the NWSL controlled by a specific team.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Video Pick: Back-heel Golazo of the Week    
VfL Bochum's Tim Hoogland has his back to SC Freiburg's goal when teammate Timo Perthel unleashes ...
U.S. Soccer wins procedural round in women's suit    
Lawyers for U.S. Soccer and the United States Women's National Soccer Team Players Association met in ...
Klinsmann: 'We had a couple surprises'    
In contrast to 2015 when he criticized the fitness levels of some of his players and ...
USL: Charleston Battery sold to local company    
The Charleston Battery, one of the oldest clubs in the USL and the first U.S. pro ...
What They're Saying: Hope Solo    
"I would never take the risk of having an unhealthy child. I don't know when that ...
MLS player tracker with complete rosters (Feb. 9)    
In a bid to replace Matt Miazga, who was sold to Chelsea, the New York Red ...
What They're Saying: Will Ferrell    
"I'm going to be cold and distant, and show up at very inopportune times, and shout, ...
New-look U.S. women seek Olympic ticket    
The USA hosts Concacaf Olympic women's qualifying for the first time in the eight-team tournament that ...
Video Pick: 'A Blooper of the Biggest Proportion'    
South Africa's Ajax Cape Town fell, 2-1, to the Orlando Pirates thanks to embracing own goal ...
NWSL teams allocated Canadian players    
Six newly allocated Canada national team players -- players subsidized by the Canadian Soccer Association -- ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives