Carli Lloyd

Washington Spirit select Stanford's Andi Sullivan with No. 1 pick in NWSL draft

Washington Spirit select Stanford's Andi Sullivan with No. 1 pick in NWSL draft

The Washington Spirit selected midfielder Andi Sullivan out of Stanford with the first pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft on Thursday. Draft day also featured a high-profile three-team trade.

A person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press that Sky Blue FC acquired Carli Lloyd in a trade that sent fellow U.S. national team teammate Christen Press to the Houston Dash and Australian Sam Kerr to the Chicago Red Stars. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been officially announced.

The deal sends Lloyd, the two-time FIFA World Player of the Year, to her home state, New Jersey. She played three seasons in...

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