NWSL free-agent tracker: Portland Thorns bring back USWNT’s Becky Sauerbrunn, Canadian legend Christine Sinclair

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The Portland Thorns signed a new deal with Becky Sauerbrunn on Tuesday that will keep her in the Rose City for another year.

The two-time Women’s World Cup winner and three-time NWSL champion has extended her stay in Portland after originally joining the team for the 2020 season. Sauerbrunn’s contract announcement came a day after fellow veteran Christine Sinclair confirmed her one-year stay with the Thorns, who are now under new ownership after RAJ Sports officially acquired the club earlier this month. Are.

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Sauerbrunn’s deal came as NWSL teams began their preseason training, and at the end of a busy offseason. The league’s second-ever free agency window saw plenty of headline-grabbing moves, most notably NJ/NY Gotham FC’s spectacular efforts to land hotly-drafted quartet Crystal Dunn, Tierna Davidson, Rose Lavelle and Emily Sonnett. The NWSL record for highest-paid player was also set twice in the build-up to the 2024 season, first by the Houston Dash signing Maria Sanchez to a deal reportedly worth approximately $1.5 million and then by the Chicago Red Stars, Who will allegedly pay Mallory. Swanson about $2 million.

With the 2024 season fast approaching, here is an updated list of the deals that have crossed the threshold so far and the players who are still on the market.

Middle Angelina Orlando Pride (three-year deal) seattle reign
Middle taylor aylmer tbd racing louisville fc
gk nicole barnhart Washington Spirit (one-year deal) washington spirit
gk Michelle Betos tbd NJ/NY Gotham FC
def camryn begalski Chicago Red Stars (one-year deal) washington spirit
gk emily boyd tbd chicago red stars
def amber brooks tbd washington spirit
forwarded simon charley tbd Angel City FC
def elisha chapman Houston Dash (option exercised) houston dash
Middle emily curran tbd houston dash
def tierna davidson NJ/NY Gotham FC (three-year deal) chicago red stars
gk ella deadrich tbd houston dash
forwarded Mackenzie Doniak San Diego Wave FC (two-year deal) San Diego Wave FC
forwarded imani dorsey Utah Royals (two-year deal) NJ/NY Gotham FC
forwarded Crystal Dunn NJ/NY Gotham FC (three-year deal) portland thorns fc
def Caprice Diadasco Bay FC (two-year deal) houston dash
Middle elizabeth eddy Angel City FC (two-year deal) Angel City FC
forwarded Emina Ekic melbourne city racing louisville fc
Middle Sinead Farrelly NJ/NY Gotham FC (option exercised) NJ/NY Gotham FC
Middle Belle Feast Kansas City Current (two-year deal) washington spirit
def Sabrina Flores tbd NJ/NY Gotham FC
def emily fox armory North Carolina Courage
Middle Makame Gomera-Stevens tbd houston dash
def sarah gordon Angel City FC (three-year deal) Angel City FC
forwarded Paulina Gramaglia Houston Dash (option exercised) houston dash
forwarded shia groom Chicago Red Stars (two-year deal) houston dash
def madison hammond Angel City FC (two-year deal) Angel City FC
Middle Tori Huster announced retirement washington spirit
gk brittany isenhour tbd Angel City FC
gk devon kerr tbd houston dash
forwarded taziara king Seattle Reign (one-year deal) seattle reign
def Meghan Klingenberg Portland Thorns FC (one-year deal) portland thorns fc
def Ali Krieger announced retirement NJ/NY Gotham FC
def casey kruger Washington Spirit (three-year deal) chicago red stars
def Natalia Kuikka Chicago Red Stars (three-year deal) portland thorns fc
Middle Rose Lavelle NJ/NY Gotham FC (three-year deal) seattle reign
Middle Jordan Listro tbd orlando pride
Middle ellie long tbd NJ/NY Gotham FC
forwarded cheyna matthews announced retirement chicago red stars
def Merritt Mathias Angel City FC (one-year deal) Angel City FC
Middle Savannah McCaskill San Diego Wave (three-year deal) Angel City FC
forwarded jessica macdonald tbd racing louisville fc
def tegan mcgrady tbd portland thorns fc
def addisin merick Utah Royals (two-year deal) kansas city current
Middle Sam Mewis announced retirement kansas city current
gk cassie miller NJ/NY Gotham FC (traded after signing a one-year deal with the Kansas City Current) kansas city current
forwarded Nadia Nadeem tbd racing louisville fc
forwarded yuki nagasato Houston Dash (two-year deal) chicago red stars
def Kiki Pickett Bay FC (two-year deal) North Carolina Courage
def madison pogarch Utah Royals (two-year deal) San Diego Wave FC
Middle taylor porter tbd portland thorns fc
forwarded Megan Rapinoe announced retirement seattle reign
forwarded brittany ratcliffe Washington Spirit (three-year deal) North Carolina Courage
def carrie rocaro Chicago Red Stars (two-year deal) chicago red stars
def Maria Sanchez Houston Dash (three-year deal) houston dash
def becky sauerbrunn Portland Thorns FC (one-year deal) portland thorns fc
Middle Desiree Scott tbd kansas city current
def Kayla Sharples Bay FC (two-year deal) chicago red stars
forwarded Marisa Sheva tbd washington spirit
Middle mind shim tbd NJ/NY Gotham FC
def cheyenne shorts tbd San Diego Wave FC
forwarded christine sinclair Portland Thorns FC (one-year deal) portland thorns fc
def emily sonnet NJ/NY Gotham FC (three-year deal) seattle reign
def Bianca Saint-Georges North Carolina Courage (two-year deal) chicago red stars
Middle nikki stanton Seattle Reign (one-year deal) seattle reign
Middle ella stevens NJ/NY Gotham FC (two-year deal) chicago red stars
def kylie strom Orlando Pride (three-year deal) orlando pride
forwarded mallory swanson Chicago Red Stars (four-year deal) chicago red stars
Middle Emily Van Egmond San Diego Wave FC (two-year deal) San Diego Wave FC
forwarded Michelle Vasconcelos Utah Royals (two-year deal) portland thorns fc
Middle Marisa Viggiano Racing Louisville (two-year deal) houston dash
Middle dani weatherholt North Carolina Courage (two-year deal) Angel City FC
forwarded Mallory Weber tbd kansas city current
def Kristen Westphal San Diego Wave FC (two-year deal) San Diego Wave FC
Middle McCall Zerboni tbd NJ/NY Gotham FC

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