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January 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Hope Solo, Alex Morgan among 55 players to be allocated in NWSL

nwsl.jpgThe NWSL announced Wednesday the 55 national-team players from the United States, Canada and Mexico who will be allocated to the league’s eight league teams.

Among those 55 are goalkeeper Hope Solo; midfielders Megan Rapinoe, Keelin Winters and Veronica Perez; and forwards Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux, who all featured for the Sounders Women this past summer.

The NWSL will announced which players were allocated to which teams on Friday.

All 18 players on the USWNT’s gold medal team at the Olympics are included. Thirteen from Canada’s team that won the bronze are, as well.

“The allocation will provide each club with a foundation of talent to build a competitive roster,” said Cheryl Bailey, NWSL Executive Director, in a news release. “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.”

Here’s some more of the allocation process from the release:

The allocation process will be conducted with assistance from a panel of experts familiar with the player pool, including individuals from the collegiate level, recent professional and semi-professional clubs, and the youth and senior national team level in North America.

Along with the panel’s collective input on the technical ability of the players, in preparation for the allocation, players have selected their preferred destinations and the clubs have provided their preference with regard to specific players and qualities of players desired. Based on the input from the panel of experts and teams, players will be assigned numerical values on quality and desirability.

And now the list of players:

* * *

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

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