Keep track of NWSL player transfers this offseason
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The NWSL closed out 2020 and began 2021 with a variety of trades. After a 2020 that saw the intro of the Challenge Cup and the Fall Series, the league is looking ahead with the 2021 college draft on the horizon.
During the offseason, a list of transfer reports came to fulfillment, consisting of the announcement of Sam Mewis’ move from North Carolina Courage to Manchester City. It was a move that signaled sort of a trend for U.S. nationwide group gamers as some have started to head overseas in an uncertain year. That consists of Rose Lavelle, Christen Press and Tobin Heath, to name a few.
With the new year in full swing, additional trades have actually occurred ahead of the upcoming draft, as players are because of report in February.
Let’s take a look at some trades and gamers who have decided to pursue soccer elsewhere in 2020 and parts of2021
Chicago Red Stars
- Emily Boyd – HB Køge (Loan) – Denmark
- Rachel Hill- Linköpings FC (Loan) – Sweden
- Cassie Miller – Apollon Ladies FC( Loan) – Cyprus
- Makenzy Doniak – HB Køge (Loan) – Denmark
- Kayla Sharples – Kudpion Palloseura (Loan) – Iceland
- Yuki Nagasato – Hayabusa Eleven (Guy’s groups – Loan) – Japan
- Traded Michele Vasconcelos to Utah Royals FC in exchange for $55,00 0 allotment cash
- Savannah McCaskill and Yuki Nagasato traded to Racing Louisville FC in exchange for complete roster protection in 2020 growth draft.
- Aquired Mallory Pugh and Sarah Woldmoe from Sky Blue FC in exchange for international slots in 2021 and 2022, the No. 4 and 8 total choices in the 2021 NWSL draft, and a conditional first-round pick in the 2022 draft.
- Rachel Daly – West Ham (Loan) – England
- Obtained Emily Ogle and Gabby Seiler from Portland Thorns in exchange for the 7th and 37 th picks in the 2021 NWSL College Draft
North Carolina Nerve
- Sam Mewis- Manchester City (Transfer, NC maintains gamer NWSL rights) – England
- Hallie Mace – Kristianstads DFF (Loan) – Sweden
- Lindsay Agnew – KIF Örebro (Loan) – Sweden
- Denise O’Sullivan – Brighton & Hove Albion (Loan) – England
- Engaged in 3 way trade with OL Reign and Portland Thorns FC for Crystal Dunn. Aquired Casey Murphy and $140,00 0 in allowance money.
- Obtained Taylor Smith gamer rights to Jodie Taylor in trade with OL Reign in exchange for Ally Watt
- Jaelene Daniels
- McKenzie Meehan
- Camila – Palmeiras (Loan) – Brazil
- Erin McLeod- Ungmennafélag Starjarnan (Loan) – Iceland
- Ali Riley – FC Rosengard (Loan) – Sweden
- Phoebe McClearnon – Växjö DFF (Loan)- Sweden
- Emily Sonentt – Kopparbergs/G öteborg FC – Sweden (U.S. allocated gamer, short term loan)
- Jade Moore – Atlético Madrid – Spain (Loan through 2021, Orlando maintains player rights)
- Shelina Zadorsky – Tottenham (2020 w/ choice) – England
- A. Kennedy – Tottenham (2020 w/ option) – England
- Carson Pickett – Apollon Ladies FC (Loan) – Cyprus
- Claire Emslie – Everton FC (Loan) – England
- Emily van Egmond – West Ham United FC Women (Loan) – England
- Taylor Kornieck – Club To Be Revealed (Loan) – Germany
- Traded Emily Sonnett to Washington Spirit in exchange for Meggie Doughtery-Howard, the No. 9 overall 2021 NWSL Draft choice, a conditional 2022 or 2023 first-round pick, and $140,00 0 in allotment money.
- Lauren Barnes – Kristianstads DFF (Loan) – Sweden
- Adrienne Jordan – UD Granadilla Tenerife (Transfer/Retains player’s NWSL) – Spain
- Rebecca Quinn – Vittsjö GIK (Signed extension ahead of loan)
- Jodie Taylor – Olympique Lyonnais – France (Transfer/Retains player’s NWSL rights)
- Yuka Momiki – Linköpings FC – Sweden (Loan)
- Jess Fishlock – Checking Out FC – England (Loan)
- Darian Jenkins – FC Girondins de Bordeaux (Loan) – France
- Machaela George – Fortuna Hjørring A/S (Loan) – Denmark
- Got Rose Lavelle from Washington Spirit in exchange for allowance money and OL Reign’s natural first-round pick for 2022; Lavelle will play overseas in 2020 for Man City, OL Reign will hold her NWSL player rights.
- Brazilian youth international Angelina indications three-year contract with the Reign, double nationwide status.
Portland Thorns FC
- Celeste Boureille – FC Fleury 91 (Loan) – France
- Tobin Heath – Manchester United (Signed through 2021) – England, Portland retains NWSL player rights
- Obtained Crystal Dunn in three trade with NC Courage and OL Reign in exchange for first round pick in 2022, a worldwide slot for 2021, and $250,00 0 in allocation money.
Racing Louisville FC
- Expansion choices: Addisyn Merrick (D), Julia Ashley (D), Jennifer Cudjoe (M), CeCe Kizer (F), Katie Lund (GK), Alanna Kennedy (D/M), Lauren Milliet (F), Kaleigh Riehl (D), Caitlin Foord (F; rights), Katie McClure (F), Erin Simon (D), Michelle Betos (GK), Tobin Heath (F; rights), Christen Press (F, rights)
- Brooke Hendrix – gotten off waivers
- Freja Olofsson – signed – Sweden
- Obtained Savannah McCaskill and Yuki Nagasato from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for full lineup defense in 2020 growth draft.
Sky Blue FC
- Naho Kawasumi – INAC Kobe (Loan) – Japan
- Elizabeth Eddy – Vittsjö GIK (Loan) – Sweden
- Evelyne Viens – Paris FC (Loan) – France
- Kaleigh Riehl – Paris FC (Loan) – France
- Traded Mallory Pugh and Sarah Woldmoe to Chicago Red Stars in exchange for international slots in 2021 and 2022, the No. 4 and 8 total choices in the 2021 NWSL draft, and a conditional first-round choice in the 2022 draft.
- Madison Tiernan
KC WOSO (Formerly Utah Royals FC)
- Gunnhildur “Gunny” Jónsdóttir – Valur Women’s Football( Loan) – Iceland
- Rachel Corsie – Birmingham City Women FC (Loan) – England
- Christen Press – Manchester United (Signed through 2021) – England, Utah keeps NWSL gamer rights
- Obtained Michele Vasconcelos from Chicago Red Stars in exchange for $55,00 0 in allotment cash
- Acquired Kelley O’Hara from Utah Royals in exchange for $75,00 0 in allocation money plus extra consideration contingent on the number of NWSL regular season matches O’Hara bets the Spirit in 2021.
- Traded Tziarra to OL Reign, got Darian Jenkins and rights to Meg Brandt
- Kaiya McCullough – waived – player to pursue opportunity overseas
- Brooke Hendrix – waived – got by Louisville off waivers
- Jaye Boissiere- waived
- Jenna Hellstrom – waived
- Meg McCool – waived
- Jessie Scarpa – waived
- Crystal Thomas- waived
- Rose Lavelle to OL Reign in exchange for $100 k in allocation money and their natural first-round choice in 2022.
- Acquired Emily Sonnet from Orland Pride in exchange for Meggie Doughtery-Howard, the No. 9 overall 2021 NWSL Draft choice, a conditional 2022 or 2023 first-round choice, and $140,00 0 in allotment money.
- Gotten Kelley O’Hara from Utah Royals in exchange for $75,00 0 in allocation cash plus extra factor to consider contingent on the variety of NWSL regular season matches O’Hara bets the Spirit in 2021.