LIVE: NWSL Draft Tracker makes decisions — No. 1 Alyssa Thompson goes to Angel City FC; Michelle Cooper no. 2

The National Women’s Soccer League will introduce the world to its next crop of talent Thursday night. The 2023 NWSL Draft kicks off in Philadelphia at 6pm ET and you can catch all the action here Paramount+ and CBS Sports Headquarters. CBS Sports Network The first hour of the draft will air at 6 p.m. ET.

California high school student Alyssa Thompson went first overall to Angel City FC thanks to a series of wild trades made in the days leading up to the draft.

There are 256 players available For only 48 picks, teams will look for undrafted free agents in the next few days after the draft ends.

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Draft order and results

Round 1

  • 1. Angel City FC — Alyssa Thompson, FWD (Harvard-Westlake Prep)
  • 2. Kansas City Current — Michael Cooper, FWD (Duke University) *Acquired via trade with NJ/NY Gotham
  • 3. Orlando Pride — Emily Madrill, DEF (Florida State University)
  • 4. NJ/NY Gotham — Jenna Nicewonger, MID (Florida State University)
  • 5. Portland Thorns FC — Reyna Reyes, DEF/MIT (University of Alabama)
  • 6. North Carolina Courage — Olivia Wingate, FWD (University of Notre Dame)
  • 7. Chicago Red Stars — Penelope Hocking, MID/FWD (Penn State University)
  • 8. North Carolina Courage — Sidney Collins, DEF/MID (University of California)
  • 9. North Carolina Courage — Clara Robbins, MID/FWD (Florida State University)
  • 10. Kansas City Current — Alexa Sponstra, MID/FWD (University of Virginia)
  • 11. North Carolina Courage — Haley Hopkins, FWD (University of Virginia)
  • 12. Portland Thorns FC — Izzy D’Aquila, FWD (Santa Clara University)
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Round 2

  • 13. San Diego Wave — Sierra Enge, DEF/MID (Stanford) *Acquired in draft day trade with NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • 14. Chicago Red Stars — Grace Yochum, MIT (Oklahoma State)
  • 15. Kansas City Current — Gabriel Robinson, DEF/MID/FWD (West Virginia University)
  • 16. Racing Louisville FC — Kayla Fischer, MIT/FTW (Ohio State University)
  • 17. Racing Louisville FC — Brianna Martinez, DEF/MID (Notre Dame University)
  • 18. Kansas City Current — Jordan Silkowitz, GK (Iowa State University)
  • 19. OL Reign — Shea Holmes, DEF (University of Washington)
  • 20. Houston Dash — Sophie Hirst, MIT (Harvard University)
  • 21. Orlando Pride — Messiah Pride, FWD (Texas Christian University)
  • 22. Houston Dash — Jillissa Harris, DEF/MID (University of South Carolina)
  • 23. Chicago Red Stars — Allison Schlegel, MID/FWD (Penn State University)
  • 24. Portland Thorns FC — Lauren DeBeau, MID/FWD (Michigan State University)

Round 3

  • 25. Orlando Pride — Torey Hansen, DEF (University of North Carolina)
  • 26. Washington Spirit — Nicole Douglas, FWD (Arizona State University)
  • 27. Angel City FC — Angelina Anderson, GK (University of California)
  • 28. Washington Spirit — Lyza Bosselmann, GK (Gonzaga) *Acquired in a draft day trade with Racing Louisville FC
  • 29. Racing Louisville FC — Jayden Edwards, MIT/FTW (University of New Mexico) *Acquired in draft day trade with Orlando Pride
  • 30. North Carolina Courage
  • 31. Racing Louisville FC
  • 32. OL rule
  • 33. San Diego Wave FC
  • 34. Orlando Pride
  • 35. Kansas City Current
  • 36. Portland Thorns FC

Round 4

  • 37. Washington Spirit
  • 38. Kansas City Current
  • 39. Orlando Pride
  • 40. Racing Louisville FC
  • 41. Orlando Pride
  • 42. Kansas City Current
  • 43. Chicago Red Stars
  • 44. NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • 45. San Diego Wave FC
  • 46. ​​OL rule
  • 47. Kansas City Current
  • 48. Portland Thorns FC
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