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FC Kansas revealed their protected/unprotected list for the upcoming expansion draft and there were a few surprises

Heather O'Reilly was left unprotected
Heather O'Reilly was left unprotected
Thad Bell

FC Kansas City and the NWSL announced the official list of protected and unprotected players ahead of the 2015 Expansion Draft. The Orlando Pride will select players in the draft to be held on November 2nd.

NWSL teams can protect nine (playoff teams) or ten (non-playoff teams) players from their 2015 roster. Only two U.S. allocated players per team can be protected, any additional U.S. allocated players on a team's roster must be left unprotected. The Pride will be allowed to select no more than two U.S. allocated players.

Teams can protect an additional player when they have one selected unless it is an U.S. allocated players, then no more may be selected from that team.

Orlando can select up to ten players in the Expansion Draft, though no club can lose more than two players.

FC Kansas City protected/unprotected list:

Protected

Yael Averbuch

Nicole Barnhart

Shea Groom

Amanda Laddish

Rebecca Moros

Amy Rodriguez (USA)

Katelyn Rowland

Becky Sauerbrunn (USA)

Erika Tymrak

Unprotected

Liz Bogus

Leigh Ann Brown

Jen Buczkowski

Kaysie Clark

Katrina Gorry

Caroline Kastor

Sara Keane

Amy LePeilbet

Meghan Lisenby

Heather O'Reilly (USA)

Nikki Phillips

Jenna Richmond

Frances Silva

FC Kansas City sent Sarah Hagen to Orlando earlier and traded draft picks in order to protect a player on their unprotected list, presumably Heather O'Reilly.

There is a lot of experience and key players from last season on the unprotected list for the Blues. Could multiple players be retiring? Does head coach Vlatko Andonovski and Huw Williams have some more moves lined up? (I would bet yes)

COMPLETE LIST OF PROTECTED AND UNPROTECTED PLAYERS
( ) = Allocated

Boston Breakers

Protected

Sinead Farrelly

Kassey Kallman

Julie King

Stephanie McCaffrey

Kirstie Mewis

Alysa Naeher (USA)

Mollie Pathman

Kathryn Schoepfer

Kyah Simon

McCall Zerboni

Unprotected

Andressa Alves da Silva

Amy Barczuk

Maddy Evans

Nkem Ezurike (CAN)

Jami-Ann Kranich

Lauren Lazo

Francielle Manuel Alberto

Morgan Marlborough

Bianca Sierra (MEX)

Stephanie Verdoia

Rachel Wood

Chicago Red Stars

Protected

Danielle Colaprico

Vanessa DiBernardo

Arin Gilliland

Jennifer Hoy

Sofia Huerta

Samantha Johnson

Julie Johnston (USA)

Alyssa Mautz

Christen Press (USA)

Unprotected

Brittany Bock

Hayley Brock

Zakiya Bywaters

Lori Chalupny

Michelle Dalton

Abby Erceg

Taryn Hemmings

Adriana Leon (CAN)

Michelle Lomnicki

Mary Luba

Kecia Morway

Rachel Quon (CAN)

Melissa Tancredi (CAN)

Cara Walls

Houston Dash

Protected

Morgan Brian (USA)

Amber Brooks

Ellie Brush

Allysha Chapman (CAN)

Bianca Henninger

Carli Lloyd (USA)

Andressa Cavalari Machry

Jessica McDonald

Stephanie Ochs

Kealia Ohai

Unprotected

Rachael Axon

Poliana Barbosa

Rosana dos Santos Augusto

Jen LaPonte

Camila Martins Pereira

Tiffany McCarty

Erin McLeod (CAN)

Toni Pressley

Lauren Sesselmann (CAN)

FC Kansas City

Protected

Yael Averbuch

Nicole Barnhart

Shea Groom

Amanda Laddish

Rebecca Moros

Amy Rodriguez (USA)

Katelyn Rowland

Becky Sauerbrunn (USA)

Erika Tymrak

Unprotected

Liz Bogus

Leigh Ann Brown

Jen Buczkowski

Kaysie Clark

Katrina Gorry

Caroline Kastor

Sara Keane

Amy LePeilbet

Meghan Lisenby

Heather O'Reilly (USA)

Nikki Phillips

Jenna Richmond

Frances Silva

Portland Thorns FC

Protected

Michelle Betos

Dagny Brynjarsdottir

Stephanie Catley

Tobin Heath (USA)

Kendall Johnson

Allie Long

Emily Menges

Christie Sinclair (CAN)

Jodie Taylor

Kat Williamson

Unprotected

Alyssa Kleiner

Clare Polkinghorne

Lianne Sanderson

Meleana Shim

Rhian Wilkinson (CAN)

Sky Blue FC

Protected

Brittany Cameron

Caitlin Foord

Katy Freels

Kristin Grubka

Samantha Kerr

Sarah Killion

Lindsi Lisonbee-Cutshall

Nadia Nadim

Kelley O'Hara (USA)

Christie Rampone (USA)

Unprotected

Aubrey Bledsoe

Kim DeCesare

Jonelle Filigno (CAN)

Courtney Goodson

Shawna Gordon

Hayley Haagsma

Maya Hayes

Cami Levin

Taylor Lytle

Monica Ocampo (MEX)

Nikki Stanton

Seattle Reign FC

Protected

Lauren Barnes

Rachel Corsie

Jessica Fishlock

Kendall Fletcher

Kim Little

Megan Rapinoe (USA)

Hope Solo (USA)

Keelin Winters

Beverly Yanez

Unprotected

Michelle Cruz

Kiersten Dallstream

Danielle Foxhoven

Meghan Klingenberg (USA)

Hayley Kopmeyer

Merritt Mathias

Elli Reed

Havana Solaun

Caroline Stanley

Katrine Veje

Abby Wambach*

* = Allocation Status TBD

Washington Spirit

Protected

Estefania Banini

Crystal Dunn (USA)

Victoria Huster

Estelle Johnson

Diana Matheson (CAN)

Christine Nairn

Francisca Ordega

Megan Oyster

Katherine Reynolds

Unprotected

Josephine Chukwunonye

Whitney Church

Amanda DaCosta

Laura Del Rio

Caprice Dydasco

Natasha Harding

Ashlyn Harris (USA)

Ali Krieger (USA)

Joanna Lohman

Ngozi Okobi

Veronica Perez (MEX)

Hayley Raso

Arianna Romero (MEX)

Angela Salem

Tiffany Weimer

Kelsey Wys

Western New York Flash

Protected

Lady Andrade

Halimatu Ayinde

Abby Dahlkemper

Becky Edwards

Whitney Engen (USA)

Jaelene Hinkle

Sydney Leroux (USA)

Samantha Mewis

Brittany Taylor

Lynn Williams

Unprotected

Tatiana Coleman

Sabrina D'Angelo

Elizabeth Eddy

Kristen Edmonds

Jamia Fields

Amanda Frisbie

Kristen Hamilton

Michelle Heyman

Chantel Jones

Ashley Nick

Haley Palmer

Jasmyne Spencer

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