January 31, 2013
NWSL teams will add more players
CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League clubs will continue to build their rosters in preparation for the inaugural season through a Supplemental Draft that will be held on Feb. 7.
The Supplemental Draft will consist of six rounds, with the draft order still to be determined, and will take place via conference call.
The NWSL clubs have been building their rosters since Jan. 9, when each team was allocated three players from the U.S. Women's National Team (with the exception of the Western New York Flash, which received two) as well as two players from the Canada and Mexico National Teams. Each of the clubs then added four players at the 2013 NWSL College Draft in Indianapolis on Jan. 18, bringing their rosters to 10-11 players.
Following the College Draft, a two-week period commenced in which teams could sign four - and in some cases five - additional players of their choice. The teams allowed to sign five additional players during this period were the Chicago Red Stars, Seattle Reign, Washington Spirit and Western New York Flash due to due to unforeseen absences or late season arrivals of allocated players. The two-week period to sign additional players ends today, at which time each NWSL roster will be at a maximum of 15 players.