(Oct. 23, 2015) - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) has announced the procedures for the 2015 NWSL Expansion Draft, which is scheduled to be held on Monday, Nov. 2 at 12 p.m. ET via conference call. As the lone expansion club, the Orlando Pride will be able to select up to ten (10) players from the list of unprotected players.
A "protected" player is a player who is not eligible to be drafted by Orlando in the Expansion Draft. All other players are "unprotected" and are eligible to be drafted by the Pride. The complete list of protected and unprotected players for all clubs will be announced on Monday, Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. ET.
Each team may protect up to two (2) U.S. allocated players. Any additional U.S. allocated players on a team’s roster must be left unprotected. The Pride will be allowed to select no more than two (2) U.S. allocated players.
In addition, Orlando will only be able to select up to two (2) 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 Orlando 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 nine (9) returning NWSL teams will be allowed to protect up to the following number of players:
All eligible players for the Expansion Draft include:
However, Players on a team’s Discovery List are not eligible to be selected.
Expansion Draft Process:
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