WPS Player Allocations – U.S. Women’s National Team
Players Listed in Alphabetical Order
Bay Area: Nicole Barnhart, Rachel Buehler, Leslie Osborne
Boston Breakers: Angela Hucles, Kristine Lilly, Heather Mitts
Chicago Red Stars: Carli Lloyd,Kate Markgraf,Lindsay Tarpley
Los Angeles: Shannon Boxx, Stephanie Cox, Aly Wagner
Sky Blue FC: Natasha Kai, Heather O’Reilly, Christie Rampone
St. Louis; Lori Chalupny, Tina Ellertson, Hope Solo
Washington Freedom: Ali Krieger, Abby Wambach, Cat Whitehill
I guess what surprises me most are the names that are missing from this list. I don't know if they're not considered national team, haven't agreed on a WPS contract, are planning on going abroad, or have decided to retire from pro soccer.
Obviously, I'm not talking about the college players. I don't expect young women to leave school when the pro league hasn't proven a stable career option.
I mean players like Kacey White (who is on the current post-Olympic tour) Briana Scurry, India Trotter, Jenny Branam, and Amy Lepeilbet.
These players and others were either on the national team recently or knocking on the door, and I'm curious as to when they'll get allocated.
Still, I think the international players that are brought in may eventually make the biggest impact on the league. Which players would you most like to see go where?