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January 9th, 2013 6:22PM
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[NWSL] The National Women's Soccer League's list of the 55 players who will be allocated to the its eight clubs include all 18 members of the 2012 U.S. gold-medal team. Canada's list of 16 players includes 13 players from its 2012 bronze-medal team and 16 players from the Mexican national team. Club allocations will be announced on Friday, a week before the league's college draft.

The U.S. list of 23 players includes Megan Rapinoe, who just joined French club Lyon for the remainder of the 2012-13 season. It includes three non-Olympians who are returning from overseas: Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger and Keelin Winters. (Krieger missed the Olympics because of a knee injury suffered in qualifying.)

The notable absentee from the Canada roster is Melissa Tancredi, who is finishing up her studies.

Mexico's list includes Mexican-American stars like Alina Garciamendez and Teresa Noyola, who played together on the 2011 Stanford national championship team.

Pos., Player Name
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

Pos., Player Name
D, Alina Garciamendez
M, Veronica Perez
M, Teresa Noyola
F, Maribel Dominguez
F, Monica Ocampo
GK, Aurora Cecilia Santiago
M, Lydia Nayeli Rangel
F, Renae Cuellar
M, Teresa Worbis
F, Anisa Guajardo
M, Dinora Garza
D, Jennifer Ruiz
D, Luz Saucedo
D, Rubi Sandoval
GK, Pamela Alonso
D, Marylin Diaz

Pos., Player Name
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

  1. Steve McDonald
    commented on: January 10, 2013 at 9:45 a.m.
    Everyone is wondering ? What about the 24th U.S. player ? To make the dispersal even to all teams the 56th player is needed. Which team will get slighted ? Just wondering? It has been announced over and over about 24 players.Canada and Mexico came thru.
  1. Gus Keri
    commented on: January 10, 2013 at 9:59 a.m.
    I hope NWSL would not make the same mistakes like WPS did. Use markee names in best places where you can draw on fans' support. WPS put Wambach in Miami while Rochester would've been her best place because of the strong fans' support. Attracting fans is more important than being fair for the first few seasons until the league takes off. Use common sense, NWSL.
  1. angela oubre
    commented on: January 10, 2013 at 7:53 p.m.
    We need an Atlanta team please.
  1. Steve McDonald
    commented on: January 10, 2013 at 10:48 p.m.
    What would also be a great idea would have the teams play some nuetral site games. Have some games promoted for soccer cities that didn't get a team in the first round. For instance, have a Washington Spirit- Sky Blue play one in Philadelphia.

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