Sep 17, 2011; Kansas City, KS, USA: USA goalie Nicole Barnhart (18) makes a save against Canada defender Emily Zurrer (2) in the second half at Livestrong Sporting Park. The match ended in a 1-1 tie. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

NWSL Players Allocated: Alex Morgan to Portland, Wambach to Flash

Earlier in the week the National Women’s Soccer League provided a list of 55 players that would be allocated to the eight teams, including all members of the U.S. Women’s Gold Medal winning team.  The news surrounding the NWSL has been slow, but now rosters are coming together.  The allocation process was performed by people outside of the league, but with knowledge of the players.  Each player provided a list of preferences while the teams submitted interests and preferences for players possessing certain skills.  

The players were able to give their preferences and it was said the teams in the pacific northwest, the Portland Thorns and Seattle Reign, had plenty of interest.  It showed in the allocation process as Alex Morgan will team with Christine Sinclair for Portland.  That is quite a potent pair of goal scorers that will also feature Tobin Heath feeding them the ball.  Portland takes the lead as NWSL favorite.

Seattle was award Megan Rapinoe, Amy Rodriguez, and Hope Solo.  They will team with riding Canadian star Emily Zurrer.  Teresa Noyola, the 2011 Hermann award winner, will also be a member of the Seattle Reign.

The Western New York Flash was the only team to only get two U.S. players, but Abby Wambach will play there.  The recent Balloon d’Or winner is joined by Carli Lloyd.  The Boston Breakers will also field a daunting attack with Sydney Leroux and Heather O’Reilly.

The full allocation list is below.

Boston Breakers
Sydney Leroux (USA)
Heather Mitts (USA)
Heather O’Reilly (USA)
Adriana Leon (CAN)
Rhian Wilkinson (CAN)
Anisa Guajardo (MEX)
Cecilia Santiago (MEX)

Chicago Red Stars
Shannon Boxx (USA)
Amy LePeilbet (USA)
Keelin Winters (USA)
Erin McLeod (CAN)
Carmelina Moscato (CAN)
Maribel Dominguez (MEX)
Dinora Garza (MEX)

FC Kansas City
Nicole Barnhart (USA)
Lauren Cheney (USA)
Becky Sauerbrunn (USA)
Desiree Scott (CAN)
Lauren Sesselmann (CAN)
Renae Cuellar (MEX)
Marylin Diaz (MEX)

Portland Thorns FC
Rachel Buehler (USA)
Tobin Heath (USA)
Alex Morgan (USA)
Luz Saucedo (MEX)
Marlene Sandoval (MEX)
Karina LeBlanc (CAN)
Christine Sinclair (CAN)

Seattle Reign FC
Megan Rapinoe (USA)
Amy Rodriguez (USA)
Hope Solo (USA)
Kaylyn Kyle (CAN)
Emily Zurrer (CAN)
Jenny Ruiz (MEX)
Teresa Noyola (MEX)


Sky Blue FC
Jill Loyden (USA)
Kelley O’Hara (USA)
Christie Rampone (USA)
Sophie Schmidt (CAN)
Melanie Booth (CAN)
Monica Ocampo (MEX)
Lydia Rangel (MEX)


Washington Spirit
Ashlyn Harris (USA)
Ali Krieger (USA)
Lori Lindsey (USA)
Robin Gayle (CAN)
Diana Matheson (CAN)
Alina Garciamendez (MEX)
Teresa Worbis (MEX)

Western New York Flash
Carli Lloyd (USA)
Abby Wambach (USA)
Bryanna McCarthy (CAN)
Jodi-Ann Robinson (CAN)
Veronica Perez (MEX)
Pamela Tajonar (MEX)

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