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WPS Expansion Teams in Atlanta, Philadelphia Begin Stocking Rosters through Expansion Draft

September 15, 2009 - Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) News Release

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 15, 2009) - Women's Professional Soccer held the 2009 WPS Expansion Draft on Tuesday for its two 2010 expansion clubs, the Atlanta Beat and the Philadelphia Independence. Each team was able to select up to nine players from other WPS teams that played the 2009 season. Initially, existing teams were able to protect up to 10 players - adding two more protected players after losing a player. No team could lose more than three players and expansion teams collectively had to select one player from each existing team prior to selecting a second player from an existing team. In addition, the expansion teams collectively had to select a second player from each existing team prior to selecting a third player from an existing team. One international was selected in Saint Louis Athletica's Sara Larsson, who was tabbed by Atlanta.

With the 14th pick, Atlanta passed and with the 15th pick, Philadelphia passed concluding the 2009 WPS Expansion Draft. The results of the 2009 WPS Expansion Draft:

Selection Player Position Previous Team

1.) Atlanta Leigh Ann Robinson D FC Gold Pride

2.) Philadelphia Lori Lindsey M Washington Freedom

3.) Philadelphia Jen Buczkowski D Sky Blue FC

4.) Atlanta Amanda Cinalli F Saint Louis Athletica

5.) Philadelphia Nikki Krzysik D Chicago Red Stars

6.) Atlanta Katie Larkin D/M Los Angeles Sol

7.) Philadelphia Sue Weber D Boston Breakers

Second Round

8.) Atlanta Sharolta Nonen D Los Angeles Sol

9.) Philadelphia Sarah Senty D Washington Freedom

10.) Atlanta Sara Larsson D Saint Louis Athletica

11.) Philadelphia Danesha Adams M Chicago Red Stars

12.) Atlanta Noelle Keselica F Sky Blue FC

13.) Philadelphia Kelly Schmedes F Boston Breakers

14.) Atlanta Pass

15.) Philadelphia Pass

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