National Women's Soccer League

Zakiya Bywaters Number 1 Pick in 2012 NWSL Draft

The Chicago Red Stars selected UCLA forward Zakiya Bywaters with the number one overall pick at the National Women’s Soccer League’s Inaugural College draft this morning in Indianapolis. Here’s how the picks broke down: First Round: Chicago Red Stars – Zakiya Bywaters (UCLA) Washington Spirit – Tiffany McCarty (FSU) FC Kansas City – Kristie Mewis … Continue reading

National Women's Soccer League / Portland Thorns FC

Allie Long to Play for Portland Thorns FC

On the eve of the NWSL College draft, the Portland Thorns agreed to terms with midfielder Allie Long.  Long will bolster an attack that already consists of US midfielder Tobin Heath, and forwards Alex Morgan and Christine Sinclair. Long spent time with the Washington Freedom (2009-2010) and Sky Blue FC (2011) during three years in … Continue reading

National Women's Soccer League

NWSL Allocations Announced

The National Women’s Soccer League announced today where the 55 allocated players will call home amongst the league’s eight teams:  Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Washington Spirit and Western New York Flash.  The United States, Canadian and Mexican Soccer Federations will subsidize these … Continue reading