Here are the details of the National Women’s Soccer League dispersal draft in wake of the folding of the Boston Breakers Sunday.



Noon ET – Players window to opt-out of the draft closes
2 p.m. ET – Announcement of draft order and available players


1 p.m. ET – Trade window closes for draft picks
2 p.m. ET – Announcement of final draft order
4 p.m. ET – Dispersal draft

Draft order

To determine the draft order, the NWSL will hold a random weighted draw using an envelope method and will utilize a snake method for the selection process. The system will be weighted by giving one envelope to each team that qualified for the playoffs and two envelopes to each non-playoff team.

Draft envelopes

1 – North Carolina Courage
1 – Portland Thorns FC
1 – Orlando Pride
1 – Chicago Red Stars
2 – Seattle Reign FC
2 – Sky Blue FC
2 – Utah Royals FC (via KC)
2 – Houston Dash
2 – Washington Spirit

Draft rules

Assets available via draft include the following:

Players under contract with NWSL whose rights are assigned to Boston (including allocated players)

Players whose rights are controlled by Boston (including retired players)

Rights to players on Boston’s discovery list

The dispersal draft will last until all teams have passed or no players or other assets are available for selection.

Each team will have two minutes to make its selection.

No timeouts will be permitted.

Teams may not make trades during the draft.

Teams are permitted to “pass” when it is their turn to make a selection. Once a team has passed on a selection, the team forfeits the remainder of its selections in the dispersal draft.