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NWSL releases 2020 allocated players list
32 players will be participating as federation players for the upcoming 2020 season
Chicago Red Stars' Tierna Davidson is on the allocated players list for the first time (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)
Chicago Red Stars' Tierna Davidson is on the allocated players list for the first time (Photo credit: Daniel Bartel/isiphotos.com)

The NWSL has revealed the list of allocated players from the United States and Canada for the upcoming 2020 season. Allocated players are players who will have their salaries paid by the U.S. Soccer Federation or the Canadian Soccer Association, respectively. A total of 32 players will be participating as Federation Players in 2020: 23 from U.S. Soccer and nine from the Canadian Soccer Association.

There are two newly allocated players on the list: Chicago Red Stars defender Tierna Davidson and Orlando Pride defender Ali Krieger from the U.S. This is the first time Davidson will be participating as a Federation player and Krieger returns to the list for the first time since 2017.

McCall Zerboni is no longer allocated by U.S. Soccer and will report to her new club Sky Blue FC following an offseason trade from the North Carolina Courage.

2020 NWSL Allocated Players List (by club):

Chicago Red Stars

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

Houston Dash

Allysha Chapman (CAN)
Nichelle Prince (CAN)
Sophie Schmidt (CAN)

North Carolina Courage

Abby Dahlkemper (USA)
Crystal Dunn (USA)
Stephanie Labbé (CAN)
Samantha Mewis (USA)

Orlando Pride

Ashlyn Harris (USA)
Ali Krieger (USA)*
Alex Morgan (USA)
Emily Sonnett (USA)
Shelina Zadorsky (CAN)

Portland Thorns FC

Adrianna Franch (USA)
Tobin Heath (USA)
Lindsey Horan (USA)
Christine Sinclair (CAN)

Reign FC

Allie Long (USA)
Megan Rapinoe (USA)

Sky Blue FC

Carli Lloyd (USA)
Mallory Pugh (USA)
Kailen Sheridan (CAN)

Utah Royals FC

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

Washington Spirit

Rose Lavelle (USA)

* = New Allocated Player in 2020

The 2020 NWSL regular season kicks off on April 18, 2020. To view the full list of this year’s home openers click here.

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