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February 7, 2013 at 6:54 PM

Reign FC picks six in supplemental draft

nwsl.jpgUPDATE — Reign FC did confirm that Fountain will not be playing this year. Krzysik is still weighing her option. The team explained on its Facebook page why there was some confusion.

Reign FC holds the No. 2 overall pick in the NWSL’s six-round supplemental draft at 9 a.m. this morning. The draft will take place via conference call, meaning you’ll have to follow the picks on Twitter (@NWSL, @SeattleReignFC).

More info from the league: “Each of the eight NWSL clubs has submitted a list of 8-10 players who will be eligible for the Supplemental Draft. Both domestic and international players are eligible for the Supplemental Draft, but each team is allowed two international players in addition to those that were allocated.”

The draft order is Washington Spirit, Seattle Reign FC, Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Sky Blue FC, FC Kansas City, Western New York, Portland Thorns FC.

I’ll update Seattle’s pick here.

Round 1, No. 2 overall — D Nikki Krzysik, University of Virginia (might she not play?)

Round 2, No. 10 overall — D Lauren Barnes, UCLA

Round 3, No. 18 overall — F Laura Heyboer, Michigan State

Round 4, No. 26 overall — F Liz Bogus, Arizona State

Round 5, No. 34 overall — GK Michelle Betos, Georgia

Round 6, No. 42 overall — D Kaley Fountain, Wake Forest (tweeted she will not play)

Reign FC also had this note on its Facebook page recently: “We *should* have one other bit of good news to share if timing works out. Keep your fingers crossed…”

And here’s more information on what’s next for NWSL teams from the league:

After the Supplemental Draft, clubs may claim up to four Discovery Players, securing the rights to sign those players heading into preseason training camps. Discovery Players may be either international or domestic. Players who were eligible for but not selected in the Supplemental Draft may be claimed as Discovery Players. The rights to Discovery Players will be allocated to a team on a “date of submission priority” basis. If two teams submit the same player, the team that submitted the player first will have the opportunity to sign that player.

Players who were not on the submitted lists of the NWSL clubs are not eligible for the Supplemental Draft, but may be claimed as Discovery Players following the draft. Teams will be allowed to carry 18-20 players on their regular season rosters.

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