The Louisville team ranked first in the NWSL draft on Wednesday by the University of North Carolina guard Emily Fox, while the “Washington Spirit” chose the Trinity Rodman.
American U20 forward Rodman is the daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman.
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The 22-year-old Fox is one of the rare players with extensive experience in the US women’s national team. Fox (Fox) can also play in the midfield. He has participated in international competitions three times and also played with the U.S. U20 national team.
Fox said at the American training camp in Orlando, Florida, “I’m very excited.” “I know [Louisville manager Christy Holly] From the past, he served as an assistant in the national team.
“So, talking to him, he told me about their culture, everything they have, the facilities, the girls in the team, I’m very happy to join and be part of the team.”
The 18-year-old Rodman is a finalist for the American Football Women’s Player of the Year and has performed well in the U.S. U20 national team. In March last year, the 2020 CONCACAF U20 Women’s Football Championship scored 8 goals and increased 6 assists. Rodman studied in Washington State, but after the start of the 2020 season was postponed to this spring, he could no longer adapt to the Cougars.
Rodman said: “As far as I’m in, even just in the draft, and my age is crazy, but to be the second place in an excellent team, it’s beyond the world. It’s like I have nothing to ask for.” “DC just had a great plan, a great team. Coach [Richie Burke] amazing. I have talked to him several times. I know he is a tough head coach, but I am very happy to be his player and learn and become better. “
As for the influence of her famous father, Rodman said that she is ready to excel with her abilities.
She said: “He is an amazing athlete, I got those genes from him, but I am happy to be called Trinity Rodman, not just Rodman’s daughter.” “I am happy for myself. The road paved the way and became better throughout the journey.”
Sky Blue initially had the next two options, but after getting the UNC midfielder/forward Brianna Pinto with the 3rd position, the team chose to trade the No. 4 pick to Kansas City, with an allocation of $175,000. Kansas City then used the draft pick to select Stanford University guard Kiara “Kiki” Pickett. Kansas City may have to wait a moment to see Pickett because she said she will stay at school to play.
With the second pick in the first round, ranking fifth overall, the Louisville team looked very close to home and chose the University of Louisville midfielder Emina Ekike.
Portland Thornes entered the Chicago Red Stars in exchange for the No. 7 pick, the No. 32 pick and the 2021 international position. The Thorns used their draft pick to select Texas Christian University midfielder Yazmeen Ryan.