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National Women's Soccer League announces details for 2024 NWSL Draft

2019 NWSL College Draft
2024 NWSL Draft to be held Jan. 12, 2024 at 2024 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Anaheim, Calif.

NEW YORK – The National Women’s Soccer League announced today that the 2024 NWSL Draft, presented by Ally, will take place Friday, January 12 at 5pm PT during the United Soccer Coaches Convention at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The league has also opened player registration for the NWSL Draft. Interested players can access the online registration form here.

Thorns FC currently holds six selections in the draft: No. 11 overall (First Round), Nos. 23 and 25 (Second Round), Nos. 33 and 39 (Third Round), and No. 53 (Fourth Round).

In order to be eligible for the 2024 NWSL Draft, presented by Ally, a player must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; or
  • Be a foreign national who is currently or was enrolled at a college/university in the United States during the 2023-24 academic year; or
  • Be an individual who has exhausted, lost, or renounced their remaining collegiate eligibility during the 2023 calendar year, including high school graduates choosing to forego college eligibility; and
  • Be at least 18 years old on or before December 31, 2023; and
  • Not be under a current professional contract, nor have previously signed a contract to play soccer professionally; and
  • Players must register for the 2024 NWSL Draft by 8:59pm PT on Monday, January 8, 2024

Players who register for the draft but are not selected will become discovery eligible on the day following the 2024 NWSL Draft.

Live coverage of the 2024 NWSL Draft, presented by Ally, will be televised on ION from 5-7pm PT. All rounds of the draft will be streamed on ION Plus.

Viewers can find access to ION in their area by visiting

Additional details regarding the 2024 NWSL Draft, presented by Ally, will be announced in the coming weeks.