The first National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) trade involving allocation money has been completed. In the deal, the Utah Royals acquire the eight overall pick in the 2020 NWLS College Draft from the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for allocation money. The amount of allocation money, however, has not be disclosed per league policy.
The Chicago Red Stars have acquired the 24th overall pick in the 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft and Reign FC's natural first-round selection in the 2021 NWSL College Draft in exchange for the ninth overall pick in the 2020 NWSL College Draft.
Houston Dash forward Kealia Ohai heads to the Chicago Red Stars in a deal that was announced in early January 2020. In exchange for Ohai, Houson receives defender Katie Naughton and Chicago's 18th overall pick in the 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft.
In January, the North Carolina Courage and Chicago Red Stars swapped 2020 NWSL College Draft picks.North Carolina receives Chicago's sixth overall pick in exchange for its 9th and 18th overall picks. North Carolina now holds the 6th, 27th, 28th, and 36th picks.
Teams in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) have released updated rosters heading into the 2019 offseason. Teams can exercise contract options or extend new contract offers to players currently on the rosters. Players whose option isn't exercised or don't receive a new contract offer are placed on the re-entry wire. The list of players who are allocated for the 2019 season will be released at a later date.