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 its next crop of talent on Thursday night. The 2023 NWSL draft will begin at 6 p.m. ET in Philadelphia, and you can catch all the action on Paramount+ and CBS Sports HQ. CBS Sports Network will air the first hour of the draft at 6:00 PM 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 is 256 players who will be available for just 48 selections, meaning teams will still be looking for undrafted free agents in the coming days after the draft ends.

Be sure to check it out our draft for the first round together with rule updates about what has changed this year. We’ll keep track of your order and the choices you make below – and while you’re at it, sign up for our new newsletter, which covers the beautiful game in all its glory, including updates three times a week.

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Order draft and results

Round 1

  • 1. Angel City FC – Alyssa Thompson, FWD (Harvard-Westlake Prep)
  • 2. Kansas City Stream – Michelle Cooper, FWD (Duke University) *Acquired via trade with NJ/NY Gotham
  • 3. Orlando Pride – Emily Madrilla, 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 Wingate, 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 Stream – Alexa Spaanstra, MID/FWD (University of Virginia)
  • 11. North Carolina Courage – Haley Hopkins, FWD (University of Virginia)
  • 12. Portland Thorns FC – Isiah D’Aquila, FWD (Santa Clara University)

Round 2

  • 13. San Diego Wave – Sierra Enge, DEF/MID (Stanford) *Acquired in a draft day trade with NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • 14. Chicago Red Stars – Grace Yochum, Mediterranean (Oklahoma)
  • 15. Kansas City Stream – Gabrielle Robinson, DEF/MID/FWD (West Virginia University)
  • 16. Racing Louisville FC – Kayla Fischer, MID/FWD (Ohio State University)
  • 17. Racing Louisville FC – Brianna Martinez, DEF/MID (Notre Dame University)
  • 18. Kansas City Stream – Jordan Silkowitz, GK (Iowa State University)
  • 19. OL Reign — Shea Holmes, DEF (University of Washington)
  • 20. Houston Dash – Sophia Hurst, MID (Harvard University)
  • 21. Orlando Pride – Messiah Bright, FWD (Texas Christian University)
  • 22. Houston Dash – Gillis 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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3rd round

  • 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. Washington Spirit – Lyza Bosselmann, GK (Gonzaga) *Acquired in a draft day trade with Racing Louisville FC
  • 29. Racing Louisville FC – Jayden Edwards, MID/FWD (University of New Mexico) *Acquired in a draft day trade with the Orlando Pride
  • 30. Washington Spirit – Riley Tanner, MID/FWD (University of Alabama)
  • 31. Racing Louisville FC — Riley Mattingly Parker, MID/FWD (University of Alabama)
  • 32. Portland Thorns – Lauren Kozal, GK (Michigan State University) *Acquired in a draft day trade with the Houston Dash
  • 33. San Diego Wave FC – Lauren Brzykcy, GK (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • 34. Washington Spirit – Lena Silano, FWD (Long Beach State University)
  • 35. Kansas City Stream – Mickey Minnis, DEF (Washington State University)
  • 36. Houston Dash – Lindsay Jennings, DEF (Louisiana State University)
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Round 4

  • 37. Washington Spirit – Civana Kuhlmann, FWD (University of Colorado)
  • 38. Kansas City Stream – Ella Shamburger, DEF (Vanderbilt University)
  • 39. Orlando Pride – Summer Yates, MID/FWD (University of Washington)
  • 40. Racing Louisville FC
  • 41. Orlando Pride
  • 42. Kansas City Stream
  • 43. Chicago Red Stars
  • 44. NJ/NY Gotham FC
  • 45. San Diego Wave FC
  • 46. ​​Rule of OL
  • 47. Kansas City Stream
  • 48. Portland Thorns FC


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