Racing Louisville picked University of North Carolina defender Emily Fox as No. 1on Wednesday’s NWSL Draft, while the Washington Spirit picked Trinity Rodman with second choice.
United States U20 striker Rodman is the daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman.
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Fox, 22, is one of the rare players experienced with the US women’s national team. Fox, who has been able to play in midfield, has made three international appearances while also making extensive involvement with the U-20s national team.
“I’m super excited,” said Fox from the US training camp in Orlando, Florida. [Louisville manager Christy Holly] From the past when he was in the national team as an assistant
So talking to him, he told me about the culture, everything they have in store, amenities, girls on the team. I’m just really excited to be there and be part of the team.
Rodman, 18, qualified for the US Soccer Young Women Player of the Year final and performed exceptionally well in the United States Under-20 national team, scoring eight goals and adding six assists to the United States Under-20s. CONCACAF Women’s U20 2020 Championship last March Rodman is registered at Washington State. But unable to join cougars at all after the 2020 college season was postponed until this spring.
“Even just in my body of circumstances and my age are crazy. But being No. 2 for a great team is out of this world, as I can’t ask for more, ”said Rodman.“ DC has just had a great program, a great team, a great coach. [Richie Burke] Is amazing I’ve spoken to him a few times. I know he’s a tough head coach. But I’m really excited to be his player and learn and improve. ”
As for her famous father’s influence, Rodman said she was ready to be known as an outstanding player in her own right.
“He’s an amazing athlete and I got those genes from him. But I’m excited to be known as Trinity Rodman, not just as Rodman’s daughter, ”she says.“ I’m excited to pave my own path and get better throughout this journey.
At first, Sky Blue had the next two options. But after accepting third-place UNC midfielder Brianna Pinto, the team chose to exchange their No. 4 pick for Kansas City for $ 175,000. Quarterback stanford Kansas City might have to wait a bit to have a close look at Pickett as she said she would be in school to play spring.
With the second-round pick of the top-five overall, Racing Louisville looks very close to home, picking University of Louisville midfielder Emina Ekic.
Portland Thorns moved up by trading No. 7, the No. 32 pick and 2021 international channel to the Chicago Red Star in exchange for the overall No. 6 pick, The Thorns took the pick to pick Yazmeen Ryan. Midfielder of Texas Christian University