The NWSL announced the 2014 college draft order yesterday. Sky Blue FC will have pick number six in the first round. The college draft will take place next Friday, Jan. 17 at 10 a.m. ET at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Convention in Philadelphia; it is open to the public.
“Fans will also be able to follow the draft on NWSLsoccer.com as well as on Twitter (@NWSL),” states a media release. Today’s announcement also says: “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.”
And what selection will the expansion team have, fans might ask? The Houston Dash (the only expansion club to join the NWSL this season) will enjoy the second overall pick in the first-round. Then they will take advantage of the first selection in the second, third and fourth-rounds of the draft (10th, 19thand 28th overall picks).
Here is the 2014 NWSL College Draft Order – Round. 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