NWSL ANNOUNCES 2014 COLLEGE DRAFT ORDER
FC Kansas City Slated to Have Four Picks
PRIAIRIE VILLAGE, Kansas (January 8, 2014) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the official order for the 2014 NWSL College Draft, which will take place on Friday, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. (CT) at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention in Philadelphia.
The league’s second annual college draft will consist of a total of 36 selections made over four rounds, the order for which was originally set by reverse finish at the end of the 2013 NWSL regular season.
FC Kansas City is scheduled to have the fifth overall selection, along with the 12th, 20th and 35th picks.
As the lone expansion club to join the NWSL this season, the Houston Dash will have the second pick in the first-round as well as the first pick in the second, third and fourth-rounds of the College Draft.
Teams will have five minutes during which to make their selection in first round and then three minutes in each subsequent round. Each club will also have one five-minute timeout per round, which may be used for further discussion, rule clarification, or trade discussion at any time in that round.
The draft will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and will be open to the public. Fans will also be able to follow the Blues’ draft on FCKansasCity.com as well as on Twitter (@FCKansasCity).
The trading of draft picks has taken place and may continue to occur through the 2014 NWSL College Draft. See below for the current order of selections in the first round:
2014 NWSL College Draft – Rd. 1 1 – Washington Spirit 2 – Houston Dash 3 – Chicago Red Stars (via Seattle Reign FC) 4 – Chicago Red Stars 5 – FC Kansas City (via Boston Breakers) 6 – Sky Blue FC 7 – Seattle Reign FC (via Portland Thorns FC) 8 – Boston Breakers (via FC Kansas City) 9 – Western New York Flash
For the complete College Draft order, visit NWSLSoccer.com.