NWSL Announces U.S. and Canadian WNT Allocated Players for 2019 Season
April 5, 2019 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) News Release
CHICAGO - The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the official list of U.S. and Canadian Women's National Team allocated players for the 2019 season. A total of 31 players will be participating as allocated players in the upcoming season, 22 from U.S. Soccer and nine from the Canadian Soccer Association.
Carli Lloyd and Kailen Sheridan will remain Sky Blue FC's allocated players from the United States and Canada respectfully.
There are five newly allocated players on the list: Morgan Brian, Adrianna Franch, and McCall Zerboni from the U.S. and Canada's Stephanie Labbé and Sophie Schmidt. Labbé was previously allocated for the 2017 season, but returns in 2019 to a new club, the North Carolina Courage.
Following the 2018 season, Jane Campbell (HOU), Lynn Williams (NC), Amy Rodriguez Shilling (UTA), and Taylor Smith (SEA) are no longer allocated by U.S. Soccer and Sabrina D'Angelo, Janine Beckie, Adriana Leon, and Rebecca Quinn are no longer allocated by Canada Soccer.
The following is a club-by-club list of U.S. and Canadian allocated players for the 2019 NWSL season:
Chicago Red Stars
Morgan Brian (USA)*
Julie Ertz (USA)
Alyssa Naeher (USA)
Casey Short (USA)
Allysha Chapman (CSA)
Nichelle Prince (CSA)
Sophie Schmidt (CSA)*
North Carolina Courage
Abby Dahlkemper (USA)
Crystal Dunn (USA)
Stephanie Labbé (CSA)*
Samantha Mewis (USA)
McCall Zerboni (USA)*
Ashlyn Harris (USA)
Alex Morgan (USA)
Shelina Zadorsky (CSA)
Portland Thorns FC
Adrianna Franch (USA)*
Lindsey Horan (USA)
Christine Sinclair (CSA)
Emily Sonnett (USA)
Allie Long (USA)
Megan Rapinoe (USA)
Sky Blue FC
Carli Lloyd (USA)
Kailen Sheridan (CSA)
Utah Royals FC
Diana Matheson (CSA)
Kelley O'Hara (USA)
Christen Press (USA)
Becky Sauerbrunn (USA)
Desiree Scott (CSA)
Rose Lavelle (USA)
Mallory Pugh (USA)
* = New Allocated Player in 2019
The 2019 NWSL regular season kicks of the weekend of April 13, 2019.
The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is a nine-team Division-I women's professional soccer league featuring national team players from around the world. Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by Canada Soccer and U.S. Soccer. For more information about the NWSL, log on to the league's official website at NWSLsoccer.com.
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