It was only in November that the 2023 NWSL season ended, when Gotham FC gave United States women's national team legend Ali Krieger the perfect send-off as both won their first NWSL Championship, defeating Megan Rapinoe's OL Reign. However, focus has already shifted to 2024 after the Utah Royals and Bay FC took their pick from the rest of the league's players in the 2024 NWSL Expansion Draft on December 15.
Both teams will enter the NWSL, the top flight of women's soccer in the U.S., next season and have already started to build their respective rosters, with Gotham stalwart Imani Dorsey joining the Royals and Caprice Dydasco swapping Houston for the Bay Area in two of the most notable off-season moves to date.
That continued in the NWSL Expansion Draft as the league's two newest teams got the chance to choose from the players the rest of the NWSL had left up for grabs ahead of the 2024 season.
So, how did it work and which players were chosen? GOAL has everything you need to know about the 2024 NWSL Expansion Draft...