Bay FC trades $50,000 in allocation money and expansion protection
San Francisco, Ca (Nov. 13, 2023) – Bay FC, the Bay Area’s new women’s professional soccer franchise and a member of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), has acquired the Orlando Pride’s natural First Round pick (No. 8 overall) in the 2024 NWSL Draft in exchange for protection from Bay FC in the 2024 NWSL Expansion Draft and $50,000 in Allocation Money.
Following the trade, Bay FC holds five selections in the 2024 NWSL Draft, including the No. 2 overall.
Bay FC is entering its first season in the NWSL and will have the first pick in the 2024 NWSL Expansion Draft set to take place virtually on Friday, December 15. The 2024 NWSL Expansion Draft will air live on CBS Sports Network with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The “Attacking Third” women’s soccer show will also provide additional coverage and analysis during the week of the expansion draft on CBS Sports Golazo Network and across @AttackingThird social accounts.
TRANSACTION: Bay FC acquires Orlando Pride’s natural first round pick in the 2024 NWSL Draft for $50,000 in Allocation Money and 2024 expansion protection.
About Bay Football Club
Bay Football Club (Bay FC) is the new women’s professional soccer franchise representing the Bay Area and the 14th team to join the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Bay FC was established in April 2023 and co-founded by USWNT legends Brandi Chastain, Leslie Osborne, Danielle Slaton, and Aly Wagner in partnership with global investment firm Sixth Street and an investor group of leading tech, business and sports executives. Sixth Street’s investment is the largest institutional investment to date in a women’s professional sports franchise. Bay FC is changing the face of women’s soccer as we know it. Beginning play in the 2024 season, we are building a squad that will play the beautiful game with power, passion, energy, and creativity. Ticket deposits are now open for Bay FC at bayfc.com and fans can follow Bay FC’s social channels (@wearebayfc) for the latest news, merchandise, and events.