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NWSL Free Agents 2023-24: Crystal Dunn, Becky Sauerbrunn, Sam Mewis, and More

With NWSL free agents nearly ready to put ink to paper, Boardroom is here to help you track who is going where.

With the 2023 NWSL season complete, all eyes shift to the offseason. And with free agents aplenty and an expansion draft on the horizon, it’s sure to be a busy winter.

The NWSL’s second-ever free agency period is set to begin Monday, with the transaction window open to 70-plus players with at least five years of experience in the league. The list boasts some of the most decorated names in women’s soccer. Representing the USWNT is winger Crystal Dunn, who confirmed last week that she is departing Portland Thorns FC. Other notable free agents are Becky Sauerbrunn, Rose Lavelle, and Sam Mewis.

Complicating matters this year is the 2024 NWSL Expansion Draft. This year’s festivities will air live on Friday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network. Ahead of the expansion draft, all clubs will submit a list of protected and unprotected athletes which will be distributed to all clubs on Tuesday, Dec. 12. A public release of those lists will follow. That means there may be some unexpected roster holes for teams to fill in free agency.

Below are the NWSL free agents who could be make headlines in the coming weeks and months, courtesy of the NWSL.

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2023-24 NWSL Free Agents

Player2024 Club2023 Club
Angelina (M)OL Reign
Taylor Aylmer (M)Racing Louisville FC
Nicole Barnhart (GK)Washington Spirit
Michelle Betos (GK)NJ/NY Gotham FC
Camryn Biegalski (D)Chicago Red Stars
Amber Brooks (D)Washington Spirit
Simone Charley (F)Angel City FC
Allysha Chapman (D)Houston Dash
Emily Curran (M)Houston Dash
Tierna Davidson (D)Chicago Red Stars
Ella Dederick (GK)Houston Dash
Makenzy Doniak (F)San Diego Wave FC
Imani Dorsey (F)NJ/NY Gotham FC
Crystal Dunn (F)Portland Thorns FC
Caprice Dydasco (D)Houston Dash
Elizabeth Eddy (D)Angel City FC
Emina Ekic (F)Melbourne CityRacing Louisville FC
Sinead Farrelly (M)NJ/NY Gotham FC
Bayley Feist (M)Washington Spirit
Sabrina Flores (D)NJ/NY Gotham FC
Emily Fox (D)North Carolina Courage
Makamae Gomera-Stevens (M)Houston Dash
Sarah Gorden (D)Angel City FC
Paulina Gramaglia (F)Houston Dash
Shea Groom (F)Houston Dash
Madison Hammond (D)Angel City FC
Tori Huster (M)Washington Spirit
Brittany Isenhour (GK)Angel City FC
Devon Kerr (GK)Houston Dash
Tziarra King (F)OL Reign
Meghan Klingenberg (D)Portland Thorns FC
Casey Krueger (D)Chicago Red Stars
Natalia Kuikka (D)Portland Thorns FC
Rose Lavelle (M)OL Reign
Jordyn Listro (M)Orlando Pride
Allie Long (M)NJ/NY Gotham FC
Merritt Mathias (D)Angel City FCAngel City FC
Savannah McCaskill (M)Angel City FC
Jessica McDonald (F)Racing Louisville FC
Tegan McGrady (D)Portland Thorns FC
Addisyn Merrick (D)Kansas City Current
Sam Mewis (M)Kansas City Current
Cassie Miller (GK)Kansas City Current
Nadia Nadim (F)Racing Louisville FC
Yuki Nagasato (F)Chicago Red Stars
Kiki Pickett (D)North Carolina Courage
Madison Pogarch (D)San Diego Wave FC
Taylor Porter (M)Portland Thorns FC
Brittany Ratcliffe (F)North Carolina Courage
Cari Roccaro (D)Chicago Red Stars
Maria Sanchez (D)Houston Dash
Becky Sauerbrunn (D)Portland Thorns FC
Desiree Scott (M)Kansas City Current
Kayla Sharples (D)Chicago Red Stars
Marissa Sheva (F)Washington Spirit
Mana Shim (M)NJ/NY Gotham FC
Cheyenne Shorts (D)San Diego Wave FC
Christine Sinclair (F)Portland Thorns FC
Emily Sonnett (D)OL Reign
Bianca St. Georges (D)Chicago Red Stars
Nikki Stanton (M)OL Reign
Ella Stevens (M)Chicago Red Stars
Kylie Strom (D)Orlando Pride
Mallory Swanson (F)Chicago Red Stars
Emily Van Egmond (M)San Diego Wave FC
Michele Vasconcelos (F)Utah RoyalsPortland Thorns FC
Marisa Viggiano (M)Houston Dash
Dani Weatherholt (M)Angel City FC
Mallory Weber (F)Kansas City Current
Christen Westphal (D)San Diego Wave FC
McCall Zerboni (M)NJ/NY Gotham FC

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About The Author
Vinciane Ngomsi
Vinciane Ngomsi
Vinciane Ngomsi is a Staff Writer at Boardroom. She began her career in sports journalism with bylines at SB Nation, USA Today, and most recently Yahoo. She received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Truman State University, and when she's not watching old clips of Serena Williams' best matches, she is likely perfecting her signature chocolate chip cookie recipe or preparing a traditional Cameroonian meal.