The Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) and National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) have announced the official list of allocated players for the 2014 season, including 16 from the Canada Women’s National Team.
In addition to some returning players, four new Canadians have been allocated across the league’s nine clubs. The 16 allocated Canadians that will be featuring in this NWSL season are: Jonelle Filigno, Robyn Gayle, Selenia Iacchelli, Kaylyn Kyle, Karina LeBlanc, Adriana Leon, Diana Matheson, Erin McLeod, Carmelina Moscato, Rachel Quon, Sophie Schmidt, Desiree Scott, Lauren Sesselmann, Christine Sinclair, Chelsea Stewart, and Melissa Tancredi.
The 16 Canadians join 26 Americans, and eight Mexicans, allocated by their respective federation, for a total of 50 allocated players in NWSL for the 2014 season.
The CSA is subsidising the salaries of its 16 players, while United States Soccer Federation (USSF), and the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) do the same for their allocated players.
The club-by-club allocations of all 50 players are as follow:
Chicago Red Stars
FC Kansas City
Portland Thorns FC
Seattle Reign FC
Sky Blue FC
Western New York Flash FC
The 2014 NWSL season is scheduled to start on April 12th. More details on expansion draft, college draft, and season schedule will be released as it becomes available.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is a nine-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring national team players from Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The nine clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Houston Dash, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Washington Spirit, and Western New York Flash FC. Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association, Mexican Football Federation, and the United States Soccer Federation. For more information about the NWSL, log on to the league’s official website at NWSLsoccer.com.