LIVE: NWSL Draft tracker, picks results — Alyssa Thompson goes No. 1 Angel City FC; Michelle Cooper No. 2

The National Women’s Soccer League will introduce the world to the talent pool on Thursday night. The 2023 NWSL Draft will begin at 6 pm ET in Philadelphia and you can catch all the action on Paramount + and CBS Sports HQ. The CBS Sports Network will air the first hour of the draft at 6 pm ET.

California high schooler Alyssa Thompson has already gone to Angel City FC due to a series of wild trades that took place in the days before the draft.

There is 256 players are available for only 48 picks, which means teams will still be on the lookout for undrafted free agents in the days after the draft ends.

Look carefully our mocking image for the first round with the new rule that changed this year. We’ll take a look at the order and selections made below – and while you’re at it, sign up for our latest newsletter covering the beautiful game in all its glory, with updates three times a day of the week, here.

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Planning and results

Round 1

  • 1. Angel City FC — Alyssa Thompson, FWD (Harvard-Westlake Prep)
  • 2. Kansas City Current — Michelle Cooper, FWD (Duke University) *Available by trade with NJ/NY Gotham
  • 3. Orlando Pride — Emily Madril, DEF (Florida State University)
  • 4. NJ/NY Gotham — Jenna Nighswonger, MID (Florida State University)
  • 5. Portland Thorns FC — Reyna Reyes, DEF/MID (University of Alabama)
  • 6. North Carolina Courage — Olivia Wyngate, FWD (University of Notre Dame)
  • 7. Chicago Red Stars — Penelope Hocking, MID/FWD (Penn State University)
  • 8. North Carolina Courage — Sydney Collins, DEF/MID (University of California)
  • 9. North Carolina Courage — Clara Robbins, MID/FWD (Florida State University)
  • 10. Kansas City Current — Alexa Spaanstra, MID/FWD (University of Virginia)
  • 11. The Courage of North Carolina — 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) *Available in draft day trade with NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • 14. Chicago Red Stars — Grace Yochum, MID (Oklahoma State)
  • 15. Current Kansas City — Gabrielle Robinson, DEF/MID/FWD (West Virginia University)
  • 16. Louisville FC Racing — Kayla Fischer, MID/FWD (Ohio State University)
  • 17. Louisville FC — Brianna Martinez, DEF/MID (University of Notre Dame)
  • 18. Kansas City Now — Jordan Silkowitz, GK (Iowa State University)
  • 19. OL reign — Shea Holmes, DEF (University of Washington)
  • 20. Houston Dash — Sophie Hirst, MID (Harvard University)
  • 21. Orlando Pride — Messiah Bright, FWD (Texas Christian University)
  • 22. Houston Dash — Jylissa 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)
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Round 3

  • 25. Orlando Pride — Tori 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. Heihei Louisville FC
  • 29. Orlando is proud
  • 30. North Carolina Courage
  • 31. Heihei Louisville FC
  • 32. OL Throne
  • 33. San Diego Wave FC
  • 34. Orlando Pride
  • 35. Kansas City now
  • 36. Portland Thorns FC

Round 4

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


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