Alyssa Thompson becomes youngest draft pick in NWSL history after being selected No. 1 overall
LOS ANGELES — Angel City FC on Thursday selected 18-year-old Alyssa Thompson with the first pick of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) draft, making the Los Angeles native the first player in league history drafted directly out of high school.
"Alyssa Thompson, for us, is a phenom and generational player," said Angel City general manager Angela Hucles Mangano.
"She's a player who can make an immediate impact, but she's also young and can develop and look to be a player that we're building a future off of, too."