U.S. Soccer Today Will Allocate 55 Players For Women's League
The U.S. Soccer Federation today will announce where 55 women "will be allocated among the eight teams" in the new National Women's Soccer League. NWSL Exec Dir Cheryl Bailey said, "The allocation will provide each club with a foundation of talent to build a competitive roster" (DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE.com, 1/9).
The USSF will subsidize the salaries of 23 players, while the Canadian Soccer Association and the Federation of Mexican Football "will each do the same for 16 players." All but one of the eight teams will receive three U.S. women's national team players and each club will be "assigned two Canadian National Team and two Mexican National Team players" (OREGONLIVE.com, 1/9).