In efforts to make a new women’s soccer league have better footing to stand on, it was announced that players would be allocated to teams from the U.S., Mexican, and Canadian national teams. The United States is subsidizing the salaries for 23 players while Canada and Mexico will cover the costs for 16 players. This means all but one team will receive three USWNT players while each of the teams in the new NWSL will receive two players from Mexico and Canada. These allocated players will be the basis for each team and we now know the names of the 55 players that will be divided among the eight squads.
The club location for these 55 players will be announced on January 11th. More on the allocation process from the U.S. Soccer website:
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.
All 18 players from the 2012 Gold Medal roster are available for allocation. Here is a list of all players that will be allocated this week.
|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|