Saint Louis announced today that the team have acquired the first pick via the Atlanta Beat in the February 4 Los Angeles Sol dispersal draft. In order to acquire this coveted spot, the Athletica packaged defender Kia McNeill, midfielder Angie Kerr (Woznuk), 2010 draft choice Amanda Poach, plus the rights to Athletica’s second round choice (9th overall) in the dispersal draft. Additionally, Saint Louis will receive Atlanta’s second round pick in the 2011 WPS Draft.
“We were presented with an opportunity to make our club better,” Head Coach Jorge Barcellos said via an Athletica press release. “We gave up some talented young players to do this. I want to thank Kia and Angie for the hard work that they did last season, they were a big part of the success that Athletica enjoyed in our first year. We wish them all the best in their careers.”
Saint Louis will now have two selections in the first round of Thursday’s dispersal draft, 1st and 8th, and one final selection at the end of the third round with the 24th pick.For the latest news and updates from Goal.com, follow our Twitter account!