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NWSL – Let’s Play Mock Allocation

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 3:54pm EST

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So I basically took ninety minutes to crank this out. I divided the U.S. allocations into three pools based on perceived value/talent and the Canada/Mexico allocations into two pools based on the same thing. What I got seems pretty reasonable, IMO. Some quick notes:

-In this scenario, Portland gets both Rapinoe and Sinclair but pays the price for getting, arguably, two of the five most coveted players. They’d only get two U.S. players in this scenario.

-Everyone obviously gets one GK only.

-Have you looked at potential forward depth? Yikes.

Boston Breakers

1. Heather O’Reilly – M
2. Lauren Cheney – M
3. Amy LePeilbet – D
4. Carmelina Moscato – D
5. Melanie Booth – D
6. Maribel Dominguez Castelan – F
7. Pamela Tajonar Alonso – GK

What They’d Still Need – Proven goalkeeper, young legs and talent up front, defensive midfielder.

Chicago Red Stars

1. Alex Morgan – F
2. Rachel Buehler – D
3. Jillian Loyden – GK
4. Sophie Schmidt – M
5. Emily Zurrer – D
6. Teresa Noyola Bayardo – M
7. Anisa Raquel Guajardo Braff – F

What They’d Still Need – Width in midfield (potentially), pace in defense.

FC Kansas City

1. Carli Lloyd – M
2. Becky Sauerbrunn – D
3. Amy Rodriguez – F
4. Desiree Scott – M
5. Lauren Sesselmann – D
6. Aurora Cecilia Santiago Cisneros – GK
7. Monica Ocampo Medina – F

What They’d Still Need – Veteran goalkeeper, consistent forwards.

Portland Thorns

1. Megan Rapinoe – M
2. Nicole Barnhart – GK
3. Christine Sinclair – F
4. Robyn Gayle – D
5. Dinora Lizeth Garza Rodriguez – M
6. Rubi Marlene Sandoval Nungaray – D

What They’d Still Need – Defenders, a defensive midfielder, and forward depth.

Seattle Reign

1. Hope Solo – GK
2. Kelley O’Hara – D
3. Keelin Winters – M
4. Kaylyn Kyle – M
5. Adriana Leon – M/F
6. Veronica Raquel Perez Murillo – M
7. Jennifer Marie Ruiz Brown – D

What They’d Still Need – Firepower up front and creativity in midfield.

Sky Blue FC

1. Christie Rampone – D
2. Tobin Heath – M
3. Shannon Boxx – M
4. Karina LeBlanc – GK
5. Rhian Wilkinson – D
6. Renae Nicole Cuellar Cuellar – F
7. Marylin Viridiana Diaz Ramirez – D

What They’d Still Need – Proven forwards and pace in defense.

Washington Spirit

1. Sydney Leroux – F
2. Ali Krieger – D
3. Lori Lindsey – M
4. Erin McLeod – GK
5. Bryana McCarthy – D/M
6. Lydia Nayeli Rangel Hernandez – M
7. Luz del Rosario Saucedo Soto – D

What They’d Still Need – Forward depth and some big center-backs.

WNY Flash

1. Abby Wambach – F
2. Ashlyn Harris – GK
3. Heather Mitts – D
4. Diana Matheson – M
5. Jodi-Ann Robinson – M/F
6. Alina Lisi Garciamendez Rowold – D
7. Teresa Guadalupe Worbis Aguilar – M

What They’d Still Need – Young legs up front and out wide in defense and a midfield enforcer.

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