Expansion teams Atlanta and Philadelphia made their selections in Women's Professional Soccer's expansion draft, selecting five players apiece whose
WPS rights they acquired.
Philadelphia took Swedish national team midfielder Caroline Seger
with the first pick.
Atlanta's first choice
was Swiss striker Ramona Bachmann
, considered the best teenager in the world. With the Beat's third pick, it took Bachmann's teammate at Swedish club Umea,
the 2007 Hermann Trophy winner Mami Yamaguchi
The teams must first negotiate with the players' clubs before they can sign the players.
Philadelphia: Player (Pos.) Country, Club
1.) Caroline Seger (M) Sweden, Linkopings FK
Rohlin (D) Sweden, Linkopings FK
5.) Holmfridur Magnusdottir (M) Iceland, Kristianstads DFF (Sweden)
7.) Fara Williams (M) England, Everton Ladies
9.) Lianne Sanderson (F) England,
Atlanta: Player (Pos.) Country, Club
2.) Ramona Bachmann (F) Switzerland, Umea
4.) Johanna Rasmussen (F) Denmark, Umea (Sweden)
6.) Mami Yamaguchi (M) Japan, Umea (Sweden)
8.) Maurine (M) Brazil, Santos
10.) Therese Sjogran (M) Sweden, Malmo FF