Monday, January 13, 2014

FC Kansas City Stock Piling Draft Picks

FC Kansas City added two more draft picks to their collection today ahead of Friday's NWSL draft. Through two trades, FCKC added a second and a third round pick giving them a grand total of six for Friday's draft.

First today, the Blues announced that they'd acquired the 19th overall pick in the draft, the first pick of the third round from the Houston Dash in exchange for goalkeeper, Bianca Henninger. Henninger's position on the team became expendable after KC was allocated Mexican international goalkeeper Cecilia Santiago. The 19 year old had been with the Boston Breakers last year. But her addition, and KC keeping Nicole Barnhart left KC with three keepers. Henninger seemed the likely candidate to depart and will not go to Houston where she'll be the back up for Canadian national team goalkeeper, Erin McLeod.

A little later in the day, the Blues announced another trade. This one saw FCKC acquire a second round pick, the 16th overall from the Portland Thorns in exchange for midfielder Sinead Farrelly. Farrelly appeared in 16 of the Blues' 22 games last season, starting 10 of them. She also scored one goal. She'll now join up with her former coach, Paul Riley in Portland.

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