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Since the conclusion of the NWSL Challenge Cup, the league has started preparing for a decision on future plans for the remainder of 2020. Teams were scheduled to start reporting to markets on Aug. 17.

A litany of rumors have already come to fruition, including the announcement of Sam Mewis’ move from North Carolina Courage to Manchester City. It was a move that signaled sort of a trend for U.S. national team players as some have started to head overseas in an uncertain year. That includes Rose Lavelle, who is also heading to Manchester City.

As the league is in the process of finalizing the possibility of more games, let’s take a look at some players who have decided to pursue soccer else where in 2020.

Chicago Red Stars

Transfers:

  • Emily Boyd – HB Køge (Loan) – Denmark
  • Rachel Hill  – Linköpings FC (Loan) – Sweden
  • Cassie Miller – Apollon Ladies FC  (Loan) – Cyprus 
  • Makenzy Doniak – HB Køge (Loan) – Denmark 
  • Kayla Sharples – Kudpion Palloseura (Loan) – Iceland

Trades: 

  • None reported or announced.

Houston Dash

Transfers: 

  • None reported or announced.

Trades: 

  • None reported or announced.

North Carolina Courage 

Transfers:

  • Sam Mewis  – Manchester City (Transfer, NC retains player NWSL rights) – England
  • Hallie Mace – Kristianstads DFF (Loan) – Sweden
  • Lindsay Agnew –  KIF Örebro (Loan) – Sweden

Trades:

  • None reported or announced.

Orlando Pride

Transfers:

  • Camila – Palmeiras (Loan) – Brazil
  • Erin McLeod  – Ungmennafélag Starjarnan (Loan) – Iceland
  • Ali Riley – FC Rosengard (Loan) – Sweden 
  • Phoebe McClearnon – Växjö DFF (Loan)  – Sweden
  • Emily Sonentt – Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC – Sweden (U.S. allocated player, short term loan)
  • Jade Moore – Atlético Madrid – Spain (Loan through 2021, Orlando retains player rights)
  • Shelina Zadorsky – Tottenham (2020 w/ option) – England
  • A. Kennedy – Tottenham (2020 w/ option) – England
  • Carson Pickett – Apollon Ladies FC (Loan) – Cyprus
  • Claire Emslie – Everton FC (Loan) – England
  • Emily van Egmond – West Ham United FC Women (Loan) – England

Trades: 

  • None reported or announced.

OL Reign

Transfers:

  • Lauren Barnes – Kristianstads DFF (Loan) – Sweden
  • Adrienne Jordan – UD Granadilla Tenerife (Transfer/Retains player’s NWSL) – Spain 
  • Rebecca Quinn – Vittsjö GIK (Signed extension ahead of loan)
  • Jodie Taylor – Olympique Lyonnais – France (Transfer/Retains player’s NWSL rights)
  • Yuka Momiki – Linköpings FC – Sweden (Loan)
  • Jess Fishlock – Reading FC – England (Loan)
  • Darian Jenkins – FC Girondins de Bordeaux (Loan) – France
  • Machaela George –  Fortuna Hjørring A/S (Loan) – Denmark

Trades:

Portland Thorns FC

Transfers: 

  • Celeste Boureille – FC Fleury 91 (Loan) – France

Trades: 

  • None reported or announced.

Sky Blue FC

Transfers:

  • Naho Kawasumi – INAC Kobe (Loan) – Japan
  • Elizabeth Eddy –  Vittsjö GIK (Loan) – Sweden
  • Evelyne Viens – Paris FC (Loan) – France

Trades: 

  • None reported or announced.

Retirements

Utah Royals FC

Transfers:

  • Gunnhildur “Gunny” Jónsdóttir – Valur Women’s Football  (Loan) – Iceland
  • Rachel Corsie – Birmingham City Women FC (Loan) – England

Trades: 

  • None reported or announced.

Washington Spirit

Transfers: 

  • None reported or announced.

Trades: 

  • Rose Lavelle to OL Reign in exchange for $100k in allocation money and their natural first-round pick in 2022.

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