National Women's Soccer League

NWSL announces 2015 allocations

The NSWL announced today the names of 42 allocated players who are a part of the United States, Canada or Mexico national teams. While many of these names are well known to fans, there were some changes as five players were added to the allocation list. This included USWNT defender Julie Johnston, Canada’s Allysha Chapman, Nkem Ezurike and Rhian Wilkinson and Mexican defender Bianca Sierra.

With the additions of those players five players, there were some players who chose to not play in the NWSL this season. Most notable were Canada’s Sophie Schmidt (Sky Blue), and Robyn Gayle (Washington) who decided to focus on World Cup preparations.

Along with the release, it was announced that fans can expect National Team players to play in the first three or four games of the season before leaving their clubs for national team obligations.

Club by Club Allocations (previous team if changed from 2014):

Boston Breakers 
Kristie Mewis (USA)
Alyssa Naeher (USA)
Nkem Ezurike (CAN)*
Bianca Sierra (MEX)*

Chicago Red Stars 
Shannon Boxx (USA)
Julie Johnston (USA)*
Christen Press (USA)
Karina LeBlanc (CAN)
Adriana Leon (CAN)
Melissa Tancredi (CAN)
Rachel Quon (CAN)

Houston Dash
Meghan Klingenberg (USA)
Carli Lloyd (USA)
Allysha Chapman (CAN)*
Erin McLeod (CAN)
Lauren Sesselmann (CAN)

FC Kansas City
Nicole Barnhart (USA)
Lauren Holiday (USA)
Heather O’Reilly (USA)
Becky Sauerbrunn (USA)
Amy Shilling (Rodriguez) (USA)

Portland Thorns FC
Tobin Heath (USA)
Alex Morgan (USA)
Rachel Van Hollebeke (USA)
Christine Sinclair (CAN)
Kaylyn Kyle (CAN) (HOUSTON)
Rhian Wilkinson (CAN)*

Seattle Reign FC
Sydney Leroux (USA)
Megan Rapinoe (USA)
Hope Solo (USA)

Sky Blue FC
Kelley O’Hara (USA)
Christie Rampone (USA)
Jonelle Filigno (CAN)
Monica Ocampo (MEX)

Washington Spirit
Crystal Dunn (USA)
Ashlyn Harris (USA)
Ali Krieger (USA)
Diana Matheson (CAN)
Veronica Perez (MEX)
Arianna Romero (MEX)

Western New York Flash
Whitney Engen (USA)
Abby Wambach (USA)

* = Newly Allocated Player in 2015

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