NWSL Expansion Draft Protected List: Which players can Angel City FC and San Diego Wave FC draft?

We’re counting down the days until the NWSL Open Draft on Thursday as the league welcomes Angel City FC and San Diego Wave FC for the first time as 11th and 12th franchises. Drafting begins. at 7pm ET simulcast on Paramount+ and CBS Sports HQ. After a busy transfer window, several teams have entered into deals with two California newcomers in exchange for the expansion draft for full or partial protection of the ether team against the expansion draft. .

In the Open Draft, Angel City FC and San Diego Wave FC will be able to select one player from each NWSL team and no more than one allotted United States player from the total number of teams. Let’s take a look at which teams have all or part of their roster covered, and which have defended and unprotected in the upcoming draft expansion.

Which team has the squad guard?

The entire lineup is protected from both Angel City FC and San Diego Wave FC

  • Chicago Red Stars
  • Current Kansas City
  • North Carolina Courage
  • NJ / NY Gotham FC

Full lineup of defenders from the City of Angels

  • Racing Louisville FC
  • Portland Thorns FC

Defend the entire lineup from San Diego Wave FC

Protecting part of the formation from the City of Angels

  • Washington Spirit – Unable to select any allocated player
  • OL Reign – Can’t select transition

Protecting part of the squad from San Diego

No immunity

  • Houston Dash
  • Orlando Pride

List of protected and unprotected players

Chicago Red Stars:
Protect the full list

Houston Dash:
Protected
: Jane Campbell (USA League Player), Rachel Daly (International – ENG), Makamaeosystemra-Stevens, Shea Groom, Haley Hanson, Katie Naughton, Nichelle Prince (CAN League Player), Maria Sanchez, Gabby Seiler

Unprotected: Michaela Abam, Michelle Alozie, Joelle Anderson (College Protected Player), Bridgette Andrzejewski (Right to Play), Allysha Chapman, Taylor Comeau (Right to Play), Nikki Cross (Right to Play), Amanda Dennis (Right to Play) , Hannah Diaz, Marissa Diggs (Right to Play), Lindsey Harris, Melissa Henderson (Right to Play), Bianca Henninger (Right to Play), Savannah Jordan (Right to Play), Veronica Latsko, Kristie Mewis (United States League Player), Christine Nairn (Right to Play), Emily Ogle, Megan Oyster, Ally Prisock, Annika Schmidt, Sophie Schmidt, Jasmyne Spencer, Brianna Visalli

Kansas City Currently:
Protect the full list

NJ / NY Gotham FC:
Protect the full list

North Carolina Courage:
Protect the full list

CV Reign:
Protected: Bethany Balcer, Alana Cook, Angelina, Jessica Fishlock, Sofia Huerta, Rose Lavelle (USA League Player), Quinn (CAN League Player), Phallon Tullis-Joyce, Ally Watt

Unprotected: Lauren Barnes, Amber Brooks, Maria Bullock (Right to Play), Stephanie Catley (Right to Play), Stephanie Cox (Right to Play), Kiersten Dallstream, Ella Dederick, Madison Hammond, Kelcie Hedge, Sam Hiatt, Celia, Adrienne Jordan (Right to Play) , Tziarra King, Alyssa Kleiner (Right to Play), Jimena Lopez (International – MEX), Kristen McNabb, Sinclaire Miramontez, Cosette Morche, Theresa Nielsen (Right to Play), Morgan Proffitt (Right to Play), Leah Pruitt, Megan Rapinoe, Nikki Stanton, Rumi Utsugi (Right to Play), Abby Wambach (Right to Play), Dani Weatherholt, Lydia Williams (Right to Play), Beverly Yanez (Right to Play)

Orlando’s Pride:
Protected: Mikayla Colohan (College Protected Player), Taylor Kornieck, Sydney Leroux, Phoebe McClernon, Alex Morgan (USA League Player), Courtney Petersen, Amy Turner (International – ENG), Marta, Viviana Villacorta

Unprotected: Kerry Abello (College Protected Player), Kaylie Collins Claire Emslie (Right to Play), Joanna Fennema (Right to Play), Caitlin Farrell (Right to Play), Megan Dougherty Howard, Gunnhildur Jonsdottir, Abi Kim, Carrie Lawrence, Camila Martins Pereira (Right to Play), Erin McCleod (CAN League Player), Jade Moore (International – ENG), Toni Pressley, Ali Riley, Parker Roberts, Kylie Strom, Erika Tymrak, Emily Van Egmond (Playing Rights), Marisa Viggiano, Chelsee Washington, Brittany Wilson, Shelina Zadorsky (Playing Rights)

Portland Thorns FC:
Protected:
Bella Bixby, Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan, Natalia Kuikka (International – FIN), Emily Menges, Olivia Moultrie, Raquel Rodriguez (International – CRC), Sophia Smith (American League Player), Morgan Weaver

Unprotected: Ali Amirah (College Protected Player), Nadine Angerer (Right to Play), Hannah Betfort, Celeste Boureille, Samantha Coffey (College Protected Player), Marian Dougherty (Right to Play), Britt Eckerstrom (Right to Play), Marissa Everett, Shelby Hogan, Kelli Hubly, Meghan Klingenberg, Andressa Machry (Right to Play), Nikki Marshall (Right to Play), Meagan Morris (Right to Play), Meaghan Nally, Madison Pogarch, Hayley Raso (Right to Play) , Katherine Reynolds (Playing Rights), Yazmeen Ryan, Angela Salem, Becky Sauerbrunn, Christine Sinclair, Katarina Tarr (Playing Rights), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Playing Rights), Christen Westphal, Sandra Yu (Playing Rights)

Racing Louisville FC:
Protected: Gemma Bonner (International – ENG), Kristen Davis (College Protected Player), Emina Ekic, Emily Fox, Cece Kizer, Katie Lund, Nadia Nadim (International – DEN), Freja Olofsson (International – SWE), Ebony Salmon (International – ENG) )

Unprotected: Julia Ashley, Janine Beckie (Right to Play), Caitlin Foord (Right to Play), Parker Goins (College Protected Player), Tobin Heath (Right to Play), Alanna Kennedy (Right to Play), Nealy Martin, Cheyna Matthews , Savannah McCaskill, Addisyn Merrick, Lauren Milliet, Yuki Nagasato (International – JPN), Taylor Otto, Kaleigh Riehl, Erin Simon, Emily Smith (College Protected Player)

Washington Spirit:
Protected: Dorian Bailey, Aubrey Bledsoe, Bayley Feist, Ashley Hatch, Tara McKeown, Julia Roddar (International – SWE), Trinity Rodman, Ashley Sanchez, Sam Staab

Unprotected: Taylor Alymer, Camryn Biegalski, Averie Collins, Jordan DiBiasi, Morgan Goff, Anna Heilferty, Tori Huster, Devon Kerr, Lori Lindsey (Right to Play), Joanna Lohman (Right to Play), Paige Nielsen, Kelley O’Hara (League Player) USA), Kariana Rodriguez, Sydney Schneider, Emily Sonnett (USA League Player), Andi Sullivan (USA League Player), Saori Takarada (International – JPN), Kumi Yokoyama (International – JPN)

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Dustin Huang

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