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Six Ontario Athletes Make The Cut For NWSL Allocation

By OSA News, 01/03/14, 11:15AM EST


Six Ontario womens players, along with ten of their national team teammates made the final cut for the NWSL allocation. They will join 26 American players and eight Mexican players, each allocated by their respective federation to receive subsidized funding.

From Ontario, Jonelle Filigno (Toronto Lady Lynx), Robyn Gayle (Toronto Inferno), Adriana Leon (NTC Ontario), Diana Matheson (Oakville Soccer), Carmelina Moscato (Burlington Flames) and Melissa Tandcredi (Burlington Sting) were among those selected.

Selenia Iacchelli, Kaylyn Kyle, Karina LeBlanc, Erin McLeod, Rachel Quon, Sophie Schmidt, Desiree Scott, Lauren Sesselmann, Christine Sinclair and Chelsea Stewart were the other selections from Canada Soccer.

The NWSL season kicks off on April 12. The NWSL entry draft is Jan. 17.

See where the players from all three federations have landed: 

Boston Breakers 
Meghan Klingenberg (USA) 
Kristie Mewis (USA) 
Heather O’Reilly (USA) 
Chelsea Stewart (CAN) 
Kaylyn Kyle (CAN) 
Dinora Garza (MEX)

Chicago Red Stars 
Shannon Boxx (USA) 
Amy LePeilbet (USA) 
Christen Press (USA) 
Adriana Leon (CAN) 
Erin McLeod (CAN) 
Rachel Quon (CAN)

Houston Dash 
Whitney Engen (USA) 
Melissa Tancredi (CAN) 
Teresa Noyola (MEX)

FC Kansas City 
Nicole Barnhart (USA) 
Lauren Holiday (USA) 
Amy Rodriguez (USA) 
Becky Sauerbrunn (USA) 
Desiree Scott (CAN) 
Lauren Sesselmann (CAN) 
Cecilia Santiago (MEX)

Portland Thorns FC 
Rachel Buehler (USA) 
Tobin Heath (USA) 
Alex Morgan (USA) 
Christie Sinclair (CAN) 
Karina LeBlanc (CAN) 
Jackie Acevedo (MEX)

Seattle Reign FC 
Stephanie Cox (USA) 
Sydney Leroux (USA) 
Megan Rapinoe (USA) 
Hope Solo (USA) 
Carmelina Moscato (CAN) 
Arianna Romero (MEX)

Sky Blue FC 
Jill Loyden (USA) 
Kelley O’Hara (USA) 
Christie Rampone (USA) 
Jonelle Filigno (CAN) 
Sophie Schmidt (CAN) 
Monica Ocampo (MEX)

Washington Spirit 
Yael Averbuch (USA) 
Ashlyn Harris (USA) 
Ali Krieger (USA) 
Robyn Gayle (CAN) 
Diana Matheson (CAN) 
Renae Cuellar (MEX)

Western New York Flash 
Carli Lloyd (USA) 
Abby Wambach (USA) 
Selenia Iacchelli (CAN) 
Veronica Perez (MEX)

For more information about the NWSL, check out the leagues official website at