Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Houston to get 10 players in Friday's Expansion Draft
January 6th, 2014 4PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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: Tim Howard beaten by teammate    
The back pass by the Colorado Rapids' Jared Watts came low and hard from 40 yards, ...
What They're Saying: Breitbart    
"There is no evidence Mr. Podolski is either a migrant gang member, nor being human trafficked. ...
Sam Kerr sets NWSL record with four goals in a game    
A traumatic week for the NWSL's Sky Blue FC ended on a bright note as Samantha ...
Three U.S. refs head to U-17 World Cup     
U.S. referee Jair Marrufo and U.S. assistant referees Frank Anderson and Corey Rockwell have been selected ...
Lloyd nominated for top FIFA women's award    
Carli Lloyd, winner of back-to-back FIFA awards, is the lone American in the shortlist of 10 ...
What They're Saying: Michael Bradley    
"As athletes with the platform we have, with the role that we play in society, especially ...
Mexico beats USA in Concacaf U-15 Championship final     
After convincingly winning its first four games at the Concacaf U-15 Championship, the USA fell, 2-0, ...
Crowd Count: Fire sets record at Toyota Park    
The Chicago Fire drew a sellout crowd of 21,891, its largest ever at Toyota Park for ...
USMNT 40 Tracker: Pulisic opens season with goal, assist    
Christian Pulisic needed all of 22 minutes to score his first Bundesliga goal of the season ...
Van Damme gets wish: Galaxy issues transfer to Antwerp    
Belgian defender Jelle Van Damme is heading home. The Galaxy sold the 33-year-old center back to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives