Moving the Goalposts | The 2023 NWSL draft and the battle to sign Alyssa Thompson

America’s unique draft system brings big advantages for clubs with early picks, but it is not without its critics or downsides

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US sports culture is full of unique peculiarities and there are few traditions more American than the draft. This Thursday evening in Philadelphia, the National Women’s Soccer League hosts its 2023 edition.

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