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.
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.
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.