National Women's Soccer League Announces 2018 Allocated Players

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The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced today the official list of allocated players for the 2018 NWSL season. A total of 34 players - 23 Americans and 11 Canadians - will be participating as Federation Players in the upcoming season.

In addition to the returning Federation Players, there are six newly assigned national team players set to participate in the upcoming season - including U.S. internationals Jane Campbell (Houston Dash), Abby Dahlkemper (North Carolina Courage), Crystal Dunn (North Carolina Courage) and Taylor Smith (Washington Spirit) as well as Canada internationals Adriana Leon (Sky Blue FC) and Rebecca Quinn (Washington Spirit).

Former allocated players Sydney Leroux (Orlando Pride), Ali Krieger (Orlando Pride) and Meghan Klingenberg's (Portland Thorns FC) rights are with their current clubs, while the NWSL rights of Morgan Brian, who signed with French club Olympique Lyonnais, remain with the Chicago Red Stars.

All nine NWSL clubs have at least one allocated U.S. player - while five clubs have three or more on their team, with the North Carolina Courage leading the way with four allocated American players. Seven of the nine clubs in the league have a player allocated by Canada Soccer, with the three allocated Canadian players on Sky Blue FC the most of any team in the NWSL.

Below is the club-by-club list:

Chicago Red Stars
Julie Ertz (USA)
Alyssa Naeher (USA)
Casey Short (USA) 

Houston Dash
Jane Campbell (USA)*
Christen Press (USA)
Nichelle Prince (CAN)

North Carolina Courage
Allysha Chapman (CAN)
Sabrina D'Angelo (CAN)
Abby Dahlkemper (USA)*
Crystal Dunn (USA)*
Samantha Mewis (USA)
Lynn Williams (USA)

Orlando Pride
Ashlyn Harris (USA)
Alex Morgan (USA)
Shelina Zadorksy (CAN) 

Portland Thorns FC
Tobin Heath (USA)
Lindsey Horan (USA)
Christine Sinclair (CAN)
Emily Sonnett (USA) 

Seattle Reign FC
Allie Long (USA)
Megan Rapinoe (USA) 

Sky Blue FC
Janine Beckie (CAN)
Adriana Leon (CAN)*
Carli Lloyd (USA)
Kailen Sheridan (CAN) 

Utah Royals FC
Diana Matheson (CAN)
Kelley O'Hara (USA)
Amy Rodriguez (USA)
Becky Sauerbrunn (USA)
Desiree Scott (CAN)

Washington Spirit
Rose Lavelle (USA)
Mallory Pugh (USA)
Rebecca Quinn (CAN)*
Taylor Smith (USA)*

* = New Federation Player in 2018