The Chicago Red Stars continued the dramatic reshaping of their roster Friday, picking up seven players in the Women's Professional Soccer draft, trading Lindsay Tarpley to St. Louis and announcing the departure of all-star goalkeeper Caroline Jonsson.
In exchange for Tarpley, a U.S. national team player, the Fire acquired goalkeeper Jillian Loyden to replace Jonsson. Loyden backed up Hope Solo last season in St. Louis.
With their first pick in the draft, No. 4 overall, the Red Stars chose North Carolina defender Whitney Engen.
In the second round they grabbed another North Carolina player, forward Jessica McDonald, and in the third round chose goalkeeper Kelsey Davis of Portland.
In the fourth the Red Stars went with a local player, forward Michele Weissenhofer of Naperville and the University of Notre Dame. In the sixth they took Geneva midfielder Jackie Santacaterina out of Illinois.
The Red Stars' home opener is April 17 against St. Louis.