NWSL announces 2019 allocated players

McCall Zerboni is on the allocated players list for 2019. (Photo credit: Brad Smith/isiphotos.com)

The National Women’s Soccer League issued the following press release on Friday:

CHICAGO (Apr. 5, 2019) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the official list of U.S. and Canadian Women’s National Team allocated players for the 2019 season. A total of 31 players will be participating as allocated players in the upcoming season, 22 from U.S. Soccer and nine from the Canadian Soccer Association.

There are five newly allocated players on the list: Morgan BrianAdrianna Franch, and McCall Zerboni from the U.S. and Canada’s Stephanie Labbé and Sophie Schmidt.  Labbé was previously allocated for the 2017 season, but returns in 2019 to a new club, the North Carolina Courage.

Following the 2018 season, Jane Campbell (HOU), Lynn Williams (NC), Amy Rodriguez Shilling (UTA), and Taylor Smith (SEA) are no longer allocated by U.S. Soccer and Sabrina D’Angelo, Janine Beckie, Adriana Leon, and Rebecca Quinn are no longer allocated by Canada Soccer.

The following is a club-by-club list of U.S. and Canadian allocated players for the 2019 NWSL season:

Chicago Red Stars

Morgan Brian (USA)*
Julie Ertz (USA)
Alyssa Naeher (USA)
Casey Short (USA)

Houston Dash

Allysha Chapman (CSA)
Nichelle Prince (CSA)
Sophie Schmidt (CSA)*

North Carolina Courage

Abby Dahlkemper (USA)
Crystal Dunn (USA)
Stephanie Labbé (CSA)*
Samantha Mewis (USA)
McCall Zerboni (USA)*

Orlando Pride

Ashlyn Harris (USA)
Alex Morgan (USA)
Shelina Zadorsky (CSA)

Portland Thorns FC

Adrianna Franch (USA)*
Tobin Heath (USA)
Lindsey Horan (USA)
Christine Sinclair (CSA)
Emily Sonnett (USA)

Reign FC

Allie Long (USA)
Megan Rapinoe (USA)

Sky Blue FC

Carli Lloyd (USA)
Kailen Sheridan (CSA)

Utah Royals FC

Diana Matheson (CSA)
Kelley O’Hara (USA)
Christen Press (USA)
Becky Sauerbrunn (USA)
Desiree Scott (CSA)

Washington Spirit

Rose Lavelle (USA)
Mallory Pugh (USA)

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