Defender Taylor Leach has signed with the Utah Royals FC for the 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season. Leach returns to the United States after playing for Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC in Sweden's Damallsvenskan for the past four years.
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.
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.
Midfielder Jaye Boissiere has signed with the Washington Spirit for the 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season.
Midfielder Chestley Strother has signed with the Utah Royals FC for the 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season.
In a major trade in the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL), the Portland Thorns send defender Emily Sonnett, the rights to forward Caitlin Foord, and the 7th and 14th picks in the 2020 NWSL College Draft to the Orlando Pride in exchange for the No. 1 overall draft pick in the 2020 draft.
Summary Portland gets midfield Rocky Rodríguez. Sky Blue gets defender/forward Midge Purce and a natural first-round pick in the 2021...
Utah Royal forward Katie Stengel and the club's 2020 third-round pick in 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft were traded to the Houston Dash in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2020 draft and a second-round pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft.
Midfielder Andressinha and the Portland Thorns FC have agreed to part ways. The midfielder will return to Brazil in search of more playing time according to Gavin Wilkinson, Portland's general manager and president of soccer.
Midfielder Andi Sullivan and goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe have re-signed with the Wasington Spirit of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL).