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Sky Blue FC Receives First Pick in NWSL Dispersal Draft

January 29, 2018 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Sky Blue FC News Release

Tinton Falls, N.J. (Jan. 29, 2018) - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) held a weighted draw today to determine the order for its Dispersal Draft of Boston Breakers players, with Sky Blue FC receiving the first overall selection. The Dispersal Draft will take place at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, and the league will utilize a snake method for the selection process.

2018 NWSL Dispersal Draft Order 1. Sky Blue FC 2. Washington Spirit 3. Seattle Reign FC 4. Portland Thorns FC 5. Utah Royals FC 6. Houston Dash 7. Chicago Red Stars 8. Orlando Pride 9. North Carolina Courage

Draft Rules Assets available via draft include the following: * Players under contract with NWSL whose rights are assigned to Boston (including allocated players) * Players whose rights are controlled by Boston (including retired players) * Rights to players on Boston's Discovery List

The Dispersal Draft will last until all teams have passed or no players or other assets are available for selection. * Each team will have two (2) minutes to make its selection. * No time-outs will be permitted. * Teams may not make trades during the draft. * Teams are permitted to "pass" when it is their turn to make a selection. Once a team has passed on a selection, the team forfeits the remainder of its selections in the dispersal draft.

2018 Roster Information Regarding Former Breakers Players For the 2018 season, NWSL roster sizes will remain unchanged, with a minimum of 18 players and a maximum of 20 players required for each club.

For the 2018 season, NWSL roster sizes will remain unchanged, with a minimum of 18 players and a maximum of 20 players required for each club.

Contracted players (including allocated players) and 2018 NWSL College Draft picks selected via the Dispersal Draft will not count against the club's official 18-20 player roster for the 2018 season, and teams may add up to a total of four players. They will not count against the club's salary cap for the 2018 season, and housing and auto expenses will not count against the Permitted Team Assistance Cap. Teams will be responsible for all additional salary and Permitted Team Assistance expenses for contracted players and 2018 draftees selected in the Dispersal Draft.

Players on Boston's Discovery list and retired players whose rights are selected and go on to sign a standard player agreement will count against the club's official 18-20 player roster for the 2018 season. These players will also count against the club's salary cap for the 2018 season, and all expenses will count against the Permitted Team Assistance Cap.

Any team requiring an international roster spot for a contracted player and 2018 draftee selected will receive an additional international spot, which will stay with the player if traded during the current season.

Any player participating the Dispersal Draft who is not selected will immediately become discovery eligible.

Sky Blue FC recently announced that the team will be holding its 2018 open tryouts on February 14-15 at Sportika Sports in Manalapan, N.J. The registration process for the tryouts is now open, and interested players can sign up today online .

Sky Blue FC will play four matches this preseason at Sportika Sports. 2018 Sky Blue FC season and half-season tickets are on sale now, and fans can purchase them today by calling 888-SBFC-TIX (888-723-2849). For all of the latest news on Sky Blue FC, visit the team online and follow us on social media: @SkyBlueFC ABOUT SKY BLUE FC Operated by Sky Blue Women's Soccer Inc., Sky Blue FC is the New Jersey franchise in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL). Led on the pitch by head coach Denise Reddy, the team is now preparing for its ninth season as a professional franchise. Sky Blue FC captured the inaugural Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Championship in 2009 with an inspirational run through the league playoffs, and it boasts some of the top players from around the world. For additional information, visit the team online at www.SkyBlueFC.com and on social media: @SkyBlueFC SKY BLUE - PDA AND SKY BLUE - NYSC ARE INAUGURAL MEMBERS OF THE U.S. SOCCER GIRLS' DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY.

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