WPS Draft: Trojan Rodriguez Goes First & Bruin DiMartino Third

As expected, Boston selected speedster striker Amy Rodriguez with the first pick in today’s Women’s Professional Soccer draft.

UCLA’s Christina DiMartino was picked third by Bay Area team FC Gold Pride.

The Los Angeles Sol took Brittany Bock of Notre Dame with the fifth overall pick.

Live draft updates are here.

The seven-team WPS also announced its playoff format. The regular season winner hosts the title game. The No. 3 and No. 4 teams play a game to determine who faces the second-place finisher with a place in the final at stake.

Updated: The Sol’s second pick is Stanford defender Allison Falk.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!