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NWSL draft results: All the picks from all 4 rounds

Follow along live as all the NWSL teams make their selections.

The 2018 NWSL College Draft takes place in Philadelphia Thursday, with Stanford and United States women’s national team midfielder Andi Sullivan going first overall to the Washington Spirit as expected. She’ll be expected to contribute right away in her first season.

The Spirit made another midfield acquisition with the third overall pick, acquired via a series of trades leading up to the draft, when they took Rebecca Quinn from Duke, making her the highest-drafted Canadian player in NWSL history. Two other teams have big first rounds too — Sky Blue FC and Portland Thorns both have back-to-back first-round picks.

Sky Blue FC actually wound up picking three players in a row in the first round after a big trade during the draft itself. The Houston Dash and the Chicago Red Stars swapped the sixth and seventh picks in the draft, with Houston getting an international spot and a player to be named later. Then Chicago flipped the sixth and 13th picks over to Sky Blue in exchange for two players to be named later and the 24th overall pick, with Sky Blue also getting a trio of yet-unnamed players of their own in the deal.

It took more than two hours for the unnamed players in that trade to start to filter out, but one major report has three major international stars moving around the country. USWNT stars Carli Lloyd and Christen Press moved to Sky Blue FC and the Houston Dash, respectively, and Australian superstar Sam Kerr landed in Chicago. This is one of the biggest trades in the NWSL in a long time, and it creates a meaningful shift in the league to see this level of talent moving around.

There was another trade during the day as well, with the Seattle Reign acquiring veteran midfielder Yael Averbuch and the 25th pick in the draft from the Utah Royals in exchange for Diana Matheson, with new Reign manager, Vlatko Andonovski, acquiring one of his key players from his days at Sky Blue FC.

The draft gets underway at 10 a.m. ET, and this post will update live with all of the selections as they’re made. You can watch the draft on NWSL’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

Round 1

1. Washington Spirit — Andi Sullivan, M, Stanford

2. Boston Breakers — Savanna McCaskill, F, South Carolina

3. Washington Spirit — Rebecca Quinn, M, Duke

4. Sky Blue FC — Michaela Abam, F, West Virginia

5. Sky Blue FC — Imani Dorsey, F, Duke

6. Sky Blue FC — Amadine Pierre-Louis, D, West Virginia

7. Houston Dash — Haley Hanson, M, Nebraska

8. Portland Thorns FC — Sandra Yu, M, Notre Dame

9. Portland Thorns FC — Gabby Seiler, M, Florida

10. North Carolina Courage — Frannie Crouse, F, Penn State

Round 2

11. Washington Spirit -- Schuyler Debree, D, Duke

12. Houston Dash — Kimberly Keever, F, Washington

13. Sky Blue FC — Casey Murphy, GK, Rutgers

14. Utah Royals FC — Taylor Isom, D, BYU

15. Chicago Red Stars — Emily Boyd, GK, California

16. Washington Spirit — Mallory Eubanks, M, Mississippi State

17. Boston Breakers — Elizabeth Wenger, D, Georgetown

18. Chicago Red Stars — Indigo Gibson, D, California

19. Chicago Red Stars — Brianna Visalli, M, Pepperdine

20. North Carolina Courage — Rebecca Rasmussen, M, Colorado

Round 3

21. Washington Spirit — Brittany Basinger, D, Penn State

22. Boston Breakers — Ashton Miller, M, Duke

23. Orlando Pride — Nadia Gomes, F, BYU

24. Chicago Red Stars — Megan Buckingham, M, North Carolina

25. Seattle Reign — Alyson Haran, D, Wake Forest

26. Washington Spirit — Maddie Huster, M, Wake Forest

27. Chicago Red Stars — Zoey Goralski, D, UCLA

28. Houston Dash — Veronica Latsko, F, Virginia

29. Portland Thorns — Annabella Geist, GK, Oregon State

30. Houston Dash — Abby Elisnsky, M, North Carolina

Round 4

31. Washington Spirit — Rachel Moore, M, William & Mary

32. Boston Breakers — Joanna Boyles, M, North Carolina

33. Houston Dash — Sarah Shimer, GK, Washington

34. Utah Royals FC — E.J. Proctor, GK, Duke

35. Sky Blue FC — Kiama Palacios, M, UC Irvine

36. Seattle Reign FC — Celia Jimenez Delgado, D, Alabama

37. Chicago Red Stars -- Alexa Ben, M, Depaul

38. North Carolina Courage — Morgan Reid, D, Duke

39. North Carolina Courage — Carlin Hudson, D, Yale

40. North Carolina Courage — Ryan Williams, D, TCU