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NC Courage take Julie King and Allysha Chapman in NWSL dispersal draft

The defenders look to strengthen the backline

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The NWSL held a dispersal draft for players that were members of the Boston Breakers on Tuesday. After badly mishandling the situation with the team folding by telling reporters and players that things were going on as normal, the NWSL were at least able to ensure that some of the players were able to continue their careers.

The Washington Spirit made waves by trading for the top dispersal spot sending Sky Blue their no. 2 pick in the dispersal draft and two 2019 college draft picks. The Spirit took USWNT midfielder Rose Lavelle and Sky Blue picked Savannah McCaskill.

For their part, the NC Courage took two players, selecting Julie King and Allysha Chapman.

King joins after playing for the Boston Breakers for all four years they were in NWSL from 2013-2017 and was on the team in 2012 when it was in the Women’s Pro Soccer League. She made 21 appearances for the team in 2017 and figures to add defensive depth to the squad. Chapman is a member of the Canadian National Team with 88 caps as an international. The defender appeared in 19 games for the Breakers last year, prior to joining the team she spent two seasons with the Houston Dash.

Since the players were on NWSL contracts in 2018 they will not count against the salary cap or against the number of players the league allows on rosters. The full list of players taken can be found here.