Announcement Made Ahead of Friday’s NWSL Expansion Draft

PRIAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas (January 8, 2014) – FC Kansas City today announced the club’s lists of protected and unprotected players for Friday’s NWSL Expansion Draft. The Houston Dash will become the ninth club to join the National Women’s Soccer League when they begin play this season. They will be able to select up to ten (10) players in the Expansion Draft, though no club can lose more than two players. The results of the Expansion Draft will be announced starting at 10 a.m. (CT).

As a 2013 playoff club, FC Kansas City has had the opportunity to protect nine (9) players from their 2014 roster. Any club with more than two (2) U.S. allocated players must leave at least one U.S. allocated player unprotected. The Dash will be allowed to select no more than two (2) U.S. allocated players, one (1) Canadian allocated player and one (1) Mexican allocated player.

A complete list of the Expansion Draft rules can be found on NWSLsoccer.com 

Protected Jen Buczkowski Melissa Henderson Lauren Holiday (USA) Nikki Krzysik Merritt Mathias Leigh Ann Robinson Amy Rodriguez (USA) Becky Sauerbrunn (USA) Erika Tymrak

Unprotected Nicole Barnhart (USA) Elizabeth Bogus Sinead Farrelly Jamie French Bianca Henninger Katie Kelly Casey Loyd Cecilia Santiago (MEX) Desiree Scott (CAN) Lauren Sesselmann (CAN) Nia Williams Discovery Player #1 Discovery Player #2 Discovery Player #3 Discovery Player #4 Discovery Player #5 Discovery Player #6

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