A few hours before the 2023 NWSL College Draft, probable first-rounder Michelle Copper out of Duke University, shared her thoughts on where she might end up as well, celebration plans, and the opportunities coming her way off the field, such as signing with New Balance.
Jodie Taylor is well-traveled after splitting her professional career between teams in the National Women's Soccer League and Europe. Now, the striker is settled back in the U.S. and with expansion side San Diego Wave FC and looking forward to the challenges involved with helping to build a team as well as looking ahead to life after soccer.
English Internationals Tinaya Alexander and Lucy Shepherd were shocked and surprised to be drafted by the Washington Spirit. Now, the two are settling in and playing with established World Cup winners, some of the nation’s top young players, and a team that had just won its first championship.
Finally settled in after moving from Manchester City, defender Gemma Bonner is looking forward to a full season of NWSL competition with Racing Louisville FC. Bonner touches on the differences between NWSL and FA WSL, the vastness of the U.S., and Louisville's ambitions in this lengthy interview.