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The National Women's Soccer League closed out the 2021 season last month, with the Washington Spirit claiming the title. The 2021-22 offseason is now underway and the league has already seen a number of new signings and trades. The 2021 season featured some transformational moments, with NWSL players in the middle of on-going CBA negotiations and participating in demonstrations to protest abusive coaching environments to advocate for systematic change.

A historically long season, spanning 10 months, has now come to a close and the league is now looking ahead to the 2022 Expansion Draft on Dec. 16 and the 2022 NWSL Draft on Dec 18 with coverage on CBS Sports HQ, CBS Sports Network and Paramount+. A number of offseason moves have already occurred as the two events loom closer, and several head coaching positions are still vacant despite two clubs announcing they have filled the roles.

Let's take a look at some trades and players who have decided to pursue soccer elsewhere this offseason on a team-by-team basis.

Angel City FC

The expansion club has already made waves since its introduction. Angel City have been built up through a primarily women-led ownership group with several other powerhouse women investors spanning across several industries. The club built up its front office staff before growing its their roster, hiring Eni Aluko as sporting director and Freya Coombe as head coach. The duo will lead the club through its first expansion draft after the franchise signed its first player, Christen Press.

NWSL offseason tracker: San Diego Wave finalizing Alex Morgan trade; Angel City get Julie Ertz, Sarah Gorden

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NWSL offseason tracker: San Diego Wave finalizing Alex Morgan trade; Angel City get Julie Ertz, Sarah Gorden

Pandemic life offered Zach and Julie Ertz a glimpse of their marriage after pro sports

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Pandemic life offered Zach and Julie Ertz a glimpse of their marriage after pro sports

First Look: Rams head to Arizona for Monday Night Football divisional game vs. Cardinals

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First Look: Rams head to Arizona for Monday Night Football divisional game vs. Cardinals

Angel City FC signs USWNT star Julie Ertz, Sarah Gorden from Chicago Red Stars

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Angel City FC signs USWNT star Julie Ertz, Sarah Gorden from Chicago Red Stars

NWSL trade deadline recap: USWNT stars Julie Ertz, Sam Mewis on the move

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NWSL trade deadline recap: USWNT stars Julie Ertz, Sam Mewis on the move