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NWSL

Alright, here’s the breakdown of the NSWL so far.

There are 8 teams: Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Kansas City FC, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, Washington Spirit, and Western New York Flash.

Each team was allowed to sign three USWNT members, 2 CanWNT players, and 2 MexWNT players. The only team that was only allotted 2 U.S. Players was WNY.

The NWSL draft then added on 4 more players in four rounds to make each teams’ total 11 players (WNY the exception with 10).

The free agent signing deadline was yesterday, with each team signing 4 free agents (WNY, Washington, and Chicago 5*).  WNY was given one more FA signing because it was only given two allocated U.S. players. Chicago was originally allowed 4 until it was announced Amy LePeilbet would undergo ACL surgery and will be out for 6-8 months. Washington was also given another FA after scheduling issues of over seas leagues might conflict with the return of certain players.

The Supplemental Draft will take place on February 7th in which teams may sign 2 more international players included in the possible eight eligible for signing.

Four more Discovery Players are up for signing after the Supplemental Draft is over, bringing the total of each team to 18-20 players.

Notable absences:

Megan Rapinoe-With Lyon until June

Tobin Heath-With PSG until June

Amy Rodriguez-Pregnant and will miss entire season

Ashlyn Harris-Play rest of season with Duisburg

Yael Averbuch-Must finish contract with Kopparbergs/Göteborg FC

Christen Press-Will play with Tyreso FF

Meghan Klingenberg-Shoulder surgery and will return to Sweden

Whitney Engen-Signed with Liverpool FC

Amy LePeilbet- Will undergo ACL surgery and miss the season

Here are the teams so far:

Boston: Heather O’Reilly (US), Heather Mitts (US), Sydney Leroux (US), Adriana Leon (CAN), Rhian Wilkinson (CAN), Anisa Guajardo (MEX), Cecilia Santiago (MEX), Casey Short (Florida State), Mariah Nogueira (Standford), Jo Dragotta (Florida), Maddy Evans (Penn State), Cat Whitehill (US, FA)

Chicago: Shannon Boxx (US), Amy LePeilbet (US, Injured), Keelin Winters (US), Erin McLeod (CAN), Carmelina Moscato (CAN), Maribel Dominguez (MEX), Dinora Garza (MEX), Zakiya Bywaters (UCLA), Rachel Quon (Stanford), Taylor Vancil (Florida), Jennifer Hoy (Princeton)

Kansas: Nicole Barnhart (US), Lauren Cheney (US), Becky Sauerbrunn (US), Desiree Scott (CAN), Lauren Sesselmann (CAN), Renae Cuellar (MEX), Marylin Diaz (MEX), Kristen Mewis (Boston), Erika Tymrak (Florida), Whitney Berry (Kansas),Nia Williams (Missouri State)

Portland: Alex Morgan (US), Tobin Heath (US), Rachel Buehler (US), Christine Sinclair (CAN), Karina LeBlanc (CAN), Luz Saucedo (MEX), Marlene Sandoval (MEX), Kathryn Williamson (Florida), Nicolette Radovic (Central Florida), Amber Brooks (UNC), Roxanne Barker (Pepperdine)

Seattle: Megan Rapinoe (US), Hope Solo (US), Amy Rodriguez (US, pregnant), Kaylyn Kyle (CAN), Emily Zurrer (CAN), Jenny Ruiz (MEX), Teresa Noyola (MEX), Christine Nairn (Penn State), Mallory Schaffer (William and Mary), Kristen Meier (Wake Forest), Haley Kopmeyer (Michigan)

Sky Blue: Jill Loyden (US), Kelley O’Hara (US), Christie Rampone (US), Sophie Schmidt (CAN), Melanie Booth (CAN), Monica Ocampo (MEX), Lydia Rangel (MEX), Lindsi Lisonsbee-Cutshall (BYU), Kendall Johnson (Portland), Ashley Baker (Georgia), Rebecca Kaplan (Maryland), Brittany Bock (US, FA), Danesha Adams (US, FA), Lisa De Vanna (AUS, FA), Manya Makoski (US, FA)

Washington: Ali Krieger (US), Ashyln Harris (US), Lori Lindsey (US), Robin Gayle (CAN), Diana Matheson (CAN), Alina Garciamendez (MEX), Teresa Worbis (MEX), Tiffany McCarty (Florida State), Caroline Miller (UVA), Holly King (Florida), Colleen Williams (Dayton Flyers)

Western New York: Abby Wambach (US), Carli Lloyd (US), Sarah Huffman (US, FA), McCall Zerboni (US, FA), Samantha Kerr (AUS, FA), Brittani Taylor (US, FA), Adriana (ESP, FA), Bryanna McCarthy (CAN), Jodi-Ann Robinson (CAN), Veronica Perez (MEX), Pamela Tajonar (MEX), Adrianna French (Oklahoma State), Amy Barczuk (Colorado), Vicki DiMartino (Boston), Jaclyn Logue (Wake Forest)

Head Coaches:

Boston: Lisa Cole

Chicago: Rory Dames

Kansas: Vlatko Andonovski

Portland: Cindy Cone

Seattle: Laura Harvey

Sky Blue FC: Jim Garbarra

Washington: Mike Jorden

Western New York: Aaron Lines

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