Independence get a big name in expansion draft

I haven't had much to say in a while about the Philadelphia Independence, the women's soccer team that will start playing in Chester next spring. But this afternoon's expansion draft for the Independence and Atlanta Beat brought some notable news.

You will want to remember the name Lori Lindsey. The veteran midfielder spent this past season and part of the old WUSA's existence with the Washington Freedom, including the team's championship season in 2003.

Lindsey is a holding-type midfielder. The Virginia graduate is one of only two people to have ever won back-to-back ACC Player of the Year awards, and the other is Mia Hamm.

The Independence's other notable draft pick was Jennifer Buczkowski, who won the inaugural WPS championship wtih Sky Blue FC last season.

The full list of draft picks is here.