Six former Sounders Women among players eligible for NWSL allocation

Matt Kryger-USA TODAY

United States, Canada and Mexico release list of 55 players they'll be underwriting in the NWSL, included in that group are Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Meagan Rapinoe, Hope Solo and Veronica Perez.

Among the 55 players who will be allocated to NWSL teams are six former Sounders Women players, including all 18 women who played for the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics and 13 from Canada's bronze-medal winning team. Which NWSL teams they'll play for will be announced on Jan. 11. That process will be conducted in the coming days and will take into consideration player and team preference, as well as recommendations from an expert panel.

"The allocation will provide each club with a foundation of talent to build a competitive roster," said NWSL Executive Director Cheryl Bailey. "Ultimately, the goal is to pair the teams and players in such a way that we achieve a fair distribution of talent across all eight teams. This is another important step as we continue to build towards the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League. We are looking forward to sharing this news with our fans in the coming days."

U.S. Soccer is subsidizing 23 players, while Mexico and Canada are each subsidizing 16. That means all but one of the eight NWSL teams will end up with three U.S. players, two Mexicans and two Canadians. There will also be a college draft on Jan. 18.

USA Players

GK Nicole Barnhart
M Shannon Boxx
D Rachel Buehler
M Lauren Cheney
GK Ashlyn Harris
M Tobin Heath
D Ali Krieger
D Amy LePeilbet
F Sydney Leroux*
M Lori Lindsey
M Carli Lloyd
GK Jill Loyden
D Heather Mitts
F Alex Morgan*
D Kelley O'Hara
M Heather O'Reilly
D Christie Rampone
M Megan Rapinoe*
F Amy Rodriguez
D Becky Sauerbrunn
GK Hope Solo*
F Abby Wambach
M Keelin Winters*

Mexico Players
D Alina Lisi Garciamendez Rowold
M Veronica Raquel Perez Murillo*
M Teresa Noyola Bayardo
F Maribel Dominguez Castelan
F Monica Ocampo Medina
GK Aurora Cecilia Santiago Cisneros
M Lydia Nayeli Rangel Hernandez
F Renae Nicole Cuellar Cuellar
M Teresa Guadalupe Worbis Aguilar
F Anisa Raquel Guajardo Braff
M Dinora Lizeth Garza Rodriguez
D Jennifer Marie Ruiz Brown
D Luz del Rosario Saucedo Soto
D Rubi Marlene Sandoval Nungaray
GK Pamela Tajonar Alonso
D Marylin Viridiana Diaz Ramirez

Canada Players
D Melanie Booth
D Robyn Gayle
M Kaylyn Kyle
GK Karina LeBlanc
M/F Adriana Leon
M Diana Matheson
D/M Bryana McCarthy
GK Erin McLeod
D Carmelina Moscato
M/F Jodi-Ann Robinson
M Sophie Schmidt
M Desiree Scott
D Lauren Sesselmann
F Christine Sinclair
D Rhian Wilkinson
D Emily Zurrer

* - Indicates played for Sounders Women

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