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NWSL announces dates for 2022 expansion and college drafts


The NWSL announced Wednesday the dates of the 2022 NWSL Expansion Draft and the 2022 NWSL Draft presented by Ally.

Set to take place on Thursday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. ET, the expansion draft will be followed by the 2022 NWSL Draft on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. ET. Angel City FC and San Diego NWSL, the league’s two expansion clubs set to debut in 2022, will make their selections during Thursday’s draft. The second draft will feature the top college prospects.

Both events will be held in Los Angeles and aired live on various CBS platforms. Those platforms, as well as times and coverage details, will be announced at a later date.

The league has also opened up player registration for the NWSL Draft. Players must register by 8 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 13.