2020 NWSL Draft

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by liesse00, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    And to update:
    "The Chicago Red Stars announced a deal to acquire forward Kealia Ohai from the Houston Dash.

    In exchange, the Dash receives the 18th overall selection in the 2020 NWSL College Draft and defender Katie Naughton.

    Chicago acquired the 9th and 18th overall selection in the 2020 NWSL Draft from the North Carolina Courage in exchange for Chicago’s sixth overall selection in the 2020 NWSL College Draft."
    http://chicagoredstars.com/kealiaohai-acquired/
     
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  2. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Probably a good idea to wait until CoB today before trying to do so. X-D
     
  3. Blaze20

    Blaze20 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Seattle Reign FC
    Sep 22, 2009
    Club:
    Philadelphia Independence
    Good point.
     
  4. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Actually...
    I just checked http://www.nwslsoccer.com/collegedraft
    They already have NC at #6, CHI and #9, and HOU and #18.
    So I guess that site is updated close to live??
     
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  5. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    With changes going on, we may need real time draft order!
     
  6. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    I'm curious who is considered number 1 in this draft? At least high chance of being number 1? Or top 3?
     
  7. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Depends on who declares. Of the top two seniors - Castallenos and Flemming - the former is already going to Spain and we don't know about the latter. Fox is probably also in the picture. Two-time MAC winner Macario still has a year of NCAA eligibility left but could declare. Also rumors of Smith and Sanchez going pro early.

    Whatever's going on, one thing to consider that's been buried in the other trade news is this: NC wanted to bump up just three slots so much that they traded an extra pick to do so.
     
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  8. tiaotnszn

    tiaotnszn New Member

    Chicago Red Stars
    United States
    Nov 13, 2019
    It could also be that NC is happy enough with their roster that they would rather have one better player over two slightly worse players. Especially with there not being an expansion draft this year, they are probably happy to take quality over quantity.
     
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  9. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Since they got good strong forwards and defenders, possibly midfielder, maybe a winger? Definitely not goalkeeper for that position. Thats equivalent to NFL drafting a kicker in top first round.
     
  10. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Curious to see what Orlando will do.
    I mean it was quite obvious during the season that Mark Skinner was not happy with the players he had at his disposal. So you'd expect him to sign a lot of players.
     
  11. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Sounds like ORL will get one or even two name players from POR for the first pick, so that should be an immediate boost even if they have to ship someone like Morgan along with the first pick.

    ORL *tired* to get one of DC's Aussies, but NWSL bungled that for ORL. (I wonder if Duffy going to ORL is partially in penance?):ROFLMAO:
     
  12. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Just read an article where the number 1 pick in past years would usually be almost successful and big impact in NWSL. So I can see why they want that. Excluding injuries of course.
     
  13. McSkillz

    McSkillz Member+

    UCLA Bruins
    United States
    Nov 22, 2014
    Los Angeles
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sophia Smith is going to declare early and wants to play in Portland....
     
  14. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Updated draft order (apologies for any mistakes; NWSL site isn't completely updated yet):

    Round 1
    1 - Portland
    2 - Sky Blue
    3 - Sky Blue
    4 - Chicago
    5 - Chicago
    6 - NC
    7 - Orlando
    8 - Chicago
    9 - Chicago

    Round 2
    10 - Orlando
    11 - Sky Blue
    12 - Utah
    13 - Sky Blue
    14 - Orlando
    15 - Portland
    16 - Portland
    17 - Chicago
    18 - Houston

    Round 3
    Round 3
    19 - Orlando
    20 - Sky Blue
    21 - Orlando
    22 - Houston
    23 - Washington
    24 - Reign
    25 - Portland
    26 - Chicago
    27 - NC

    Round 4
    28 - NC
    29 - Sky Blue
    30 - Orlando
    31 - Utah
    32 - Washington
    33 - Reign
    34 - Portland
    35 - Chicago
    36 - NC
     
  15. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Confirmed?
     
  16. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. liesse00

    liesse00 Member

    Jan 17, 2013
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I threw together a mock draft. No internationals and assuming the big name seniors enter and the two rumored underclassmen enter.

    1.Portland (via Orl) - Sophia Smith
    2.Sky Blue - Ashley Sanchez
    3.Sky Blue (via Hou,Chi) - Ally Watt
    4.Chicago (via Utah) - Kaleigh Riehl
    5.Chicago (via Wash) - Elise Flake
    6.North Carolina (via Sea,Chi) - Tziarra King
    7.Orlando (via Port) - Morgan Weaver
    8.Chicago - Dani Rhodes
    9.Chicago (via NC) - Taylor Kornieck
     
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  18. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's hard to imagine Chicago drafting all of the ones you've identified for them, given the salary cap, they just won't have enough money to pay them. That is, unless there's a pretty big trade involving Chicago during the draft. What is Chicago's key need (other than a big time scorer)? Who might have someone who could fill that need? There's a possible "draft and trade" I can imagine, but I don't know if the other team has someone they'd give up that Chicago needs.
     
  19. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Trade the picks to Reign FC for Ada Hegenberg.
     
  20. 59Amerinorsk

    59Amerinorsk Member

    Chicago Red Stars
    Norway
    Mar 31, 2017
    :cool: That works for me :thumbsup: Maybe Isa Herlovsen or Elise Thorsnes might come to the states and join CRS. :D
     
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  21. shlj

    shlj Member+

    Apr 16, 2007
    London
    Club:
    FC Nantes
    Nat'l Team:
    France
    Joking aside, I think Reign FC would be more likely to get any OL player.
     
  22. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
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  23. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    CHI and SEA trade picks, with #9 this year going to the Reign and #24 this year *and* first-round next year going to the Red Stars.

    I hear the 2021 class should be amazing so I think the Red Stars won this by far, especially considering losing the #9 pick this year is nothing compared to the three first-round picks they still have.
     
  24. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Utah just got a first round pick number 8 spot while giving up some allocation money.
     
  25. 2nd Mouse

    2nd Mouse Member+

    Apr 11, 2012
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm an admitted dough head when it comes to this stuff, but it looks to me like the Royals traded the 4th spot in the 1st round to Chicago, and now we're buying the 8th spot back from them. I'm sure there's something about this that makes sense but I'm missing it. Any insight?
     

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