The 2022 NWSL Draft presented by Ally will stream live Saturday, Dec. 18 on Paramount+, the CBS Sports HQ Twitch channel, the CBS Sports HQ and NWSL YouTube channels as well as above. CBS Sports Network will also televise coverage of the draft, along with CBS Sports HQ, from 11am-1pm PT. The draft will also stream internationally outside the U.S. on the NWSL’s Twitch channel.
Portland Thorns FC currently hold three picks: The first and 10th picks in the second round (No. 13, 22 overall) and the 10th pick in the fourth round (No. 48 overall) .
ThornsFC.com will bring you live updates on this blog throughout the day with insight and commentary on the team's picks.
Draft Expert: Lori Lindsey
ThornsFC.com's Richard Farley talks with former USWNT star and NWSL expert Lori Lindsey about what players Portland could be eyeing, what their top needs are and how the team could approach the 2022 NWSL Draft.
2022 NWSL Draft | NWSL expert Lori Lindsey on how Portland could approach the draft
Draft Day Primer
ThornsFC.com's Richard Farley sets the scene with this draft day table setter:
Draft Expert: TopDrawerSoccer.com's Travis Clark
ThornsFC.com's Richard Farley talks with TopDrawerSoccer.com's Travis Clark about the NCAA landscape and player pool ahead of the 2022 NWSL Draft.
2022 NWSL Draft | TopDrawerSoccer.com's Travis Clark surveys the player pool
Thorns FC GM Karina LeBlanc gives her draft day outlook
Thorns general manager Karina LeBlanc talks about her excitement in approaching her first NWSL Draft for Portland.
2022 NWSL Draft | Thorns GM Karina LeBlanc on her outlook for the day
Thorns FC head coach Rhian Wilkinson discusses draft prep
ThornsFC.com's Richard Farley speaks with Thorns head coach Rhian Wilkinson about the upcoming NWSL Draft and how she and her staff are approaching it.
2022 NWSL Draft | Head coach Rhian Wilkinson talks about her approach to the draft
Sophia Smith interviewed during the draft going first overall in 2020
Thorns forward Sophia Smith was interviewed during the 2022 NWSL Draft by Marisa Pilla about her experience being the top overall selection back in 2020 as well as what she's learned about the game while playing for Portland.
Thorns open second round selecting Sydny Nasello from USF
As the second round got underway, so too, did the Thorns. With the first pick of the second round – No. 13 overall – Portland selected forward Sydny Nasello from the University of South Florida.
Draft Expert: TopDrawerSoccer.com's Travis Clark on Sydny Nasello
College soccer expert Travis Clark of TopDrawerSoccer.com shares what 2022 NWSL Draft second round selection Sydny Nasello can bring to the Thorns. From her elusive speed to strength on the dribble, Clark breaks down what makes Nasallo special.
2022 NWSL Draft | TopDrawerSoccer.com's Travis Clark on Sydny Nasello
Sydney Nasello talks about being selected by the Thorns: "It's been a dream"
2022 NWSL Draft | Sydny Nasello shares her reaction at being selected by the Thorns: "It's been a dream"
With the No. 22 overall pick, Thorns take Gabby Provenzano
As the second round continued, the Thorns selected defender Gabby Provenzano from Rutgers.
Thorns pick Gabby Provenzano talks about being selected by Portland: "I'm super honored"
2022 NWSL Draft | Thorns pick Gabby Provenzano talks about being selected by Portland: "I'm super honored"
With the No. 48 overall pick, Thorns select Natalie Beckman
Late in the fourth round, the Thorns select forward Natalie Beckman from the University of Denver.
2022 NWSL Draft | Meet forward Natalie Beckman