Seattle Reign FC were allocated seven players in the NWSL dispersal held January 11th.
“I’m happy with the allocation,” Reign head coach Laura Harvey said on the club Facebook page. “We’ve got a great mixture of positions and players with lots of experience. A great start to an exciting time! I look forward to working with these players and focusing on building the rest of our squad.”
See the entire league allocations here, with links in the comments section to evaluations of the process.
Dan Lauletta at EqualizerSoccer.com says: The Portland-Seattle rivalry should have no trouble spilling into the women’s game with a deep group of allocated players on the way to the Emerald City as well. Rapinoe had the highest arc of any player besides Morgan since the World Cup. Solo needs no introduction as the best goalkeeper on the planet and Rodriguez has her moments of inconsistency but is still able to finish from anywhere on the field. Noyola won the Hermann Trophy in 2011 and was a high WPS draft pick in ’12. Kyle has 65 appearances with the Canadian national team and has been in the system there since she was 14. Zurrer is a center back just coming into her prime years and Ruiz is a Mexican veteran at 29 who scored the bronze medal winning goal two years ago at the Pan Am Games.
The first rostered Reign players are:
DOB: February 17, 1987
Place of Birth: Beverly Hills, California
Teresa Noyola (See photos)
DOB: April 5, 1990
Place of Birth: Mexico City, Mexico
2011 Hermann Trophy award winner
DOB: August 9, 1983
Place of Birth: Las Vegas, NV
DOB: July 12, 1987
Hometown: Crofton, BC, CAN
DOB: October 6, 1988
Hometown: Saskatoon, SK, CAN
DOB: July 5, 1985
Hometown: Redding, CA
DOB: July 30, 1981
Place of Birth: Richland, Washington