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U.S. women's stars find new homes
by Paul Kennedy, September 17th, 2008 7AM

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[WPS] The seven Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) teams were allocated their first three players on Tuesday when the league announced the dispersal of U.S. national team players, including the 15 eligible Olympic gold-medalists.

NBA All-Star and WPS part-owner Steve Nash was present for the ceremonies presided over by WPS Commissioner Tonya Antonucci at the Sports Museum of America in downtown Manhattan.

Next week WPS will assign teams the rights to negotiate with four international players. That will be followed by a draft of remaining players in early October and again in January.

ALLOCATIONS
Bay Area

Nicole Barnhart
Rachel Buehler
Leslie Osborne

Boston Breakers
Angela Hucles
Kristine Lilly
Heather Mitts
Coach: Tony DiCicco

Chicago Red Stars
Carli Lloyd
Kate Markgraf
Lindsay Tarpley
Coach: Emma Hayes

Los Angeles
Shannon Boxx
Stephanie Cox
Aly Wagner
Coach: Abner Rogers

Sky Blue FC
Natasha Kai
Heather O'Reilly
Christie Rampone
Coach: Ian Sawyers

St. Louis
Lori Chalupny
Tina Ellertson
Hope Solo
Coach: Jorge Barcellos

Washington Freedom
Ali Krieger
Abby Wambach
Cat Whitehill
Coach: Jim Gabarra

 



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