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Canada Soccer and the National Women’s Soccer League have confirmed the list of 10 allocated Canadian international players for the upcoming 2021 NWSL season. This marks the ninth season for the NWSL with allocated players receiving their salaries paid by Canada Soccer.
The NWSL was created through a joint effort from Canada Soccer, the Mexican Football Federation and US Soccer. The new league was an important legacy to the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015, created to provide more professional opportunities for Canadian players than ever before. Since the league was inaugurated in 2013, already 40 different Canadian players have featured across the league’s first eight seasons.
Bianca St-Georges of Chicago Red Stars has been added to the NWSL Allocation List for the first time while both Erin McLeod of Orlando Pride and Quinn or OL Reign have been returned to the allocated list for 2021.
Other Canadians on the 2021 NWSL Allocation List are Allysha Chapman, Nichelle Prince and Sophie Schmidt of Houston Dash, Desiree Scott and Diana Matheson of Kansas City, Christine Sinclair of Portland Thorns FC, and Kailen Sheridan of Sky Blue FC.
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