ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2020) — Orlando Pride has announced its protected player list ahead of the 2020 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Expansion Draft. The Draft, which will take place on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. ET, will see expansion side Racing Louisville FC select up to 16 players for its inaugural roster.
The Pride, as well as the eight other active NWSL teams, were allowed to protect up to 11 players, with a maximum two (2) U.S. Federation Players on that list. Racing will have the opportunity to select either two (2) non-U.S. Federation players or one (1) U.S. Federation Players from each team, with a maximum of two (2) U.S. Federation players taken overall in the draft.
The complete Expansion Draft rules can be found at the link here.
The Expansion Draft, which is the third in league history and first since the Pride joined the league in 2015, will be streamed live on Twitch.
Orlando Pride Protected List:
Marta Vieira da Silva
*Denotes U.S. Women’s National Team Federation Player