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NWSL Allocations: Rampone, Loyden, O’Hara to Sky Blue FC

The National Women’s Soccer League has finally announced the long-awaited USWNT player allocations. Christie Rampone, captain and veteran of the national team, was at the top of the list for Sky Blue. Rampone was a given, as she currently resides in central New Jersey and has been with the WNT for almost 17 years. Jill Loyden, back-up USA goalkeeper and a NJ-native, was also named to the team. But one of the biggest surprises of today’s announcement was that US defender, Kelley O’Hara, would be the third American allocation to NJ. O’Hara, who played every minute of every match in the 2012 Olympics, does not have any known ties to the state.

Sky Blue also received four international allocations. Lydia Rangel (MEX) and Monica Ocampo (MEX) will be bringing their skills to New Jersey this season. Midfielder Sophie Schmidt (CAN) and defender Melanie Booth (CAN) are set to join the team as well. Schmidt and Booth were outstanding in the Olympics this past summer, helping Canada bring home the bronze medal.

With three key members of the United States’ defense and four strong internationals, Sky Blue will certainly be giving opponents a run for their money this year.

Check out the entire allocation list after the jump:

Boston Breakers
Sydney Leroux (USA)
Heather Mitts (USA)
Heather O’Reilly (USA)
Adriana Leon (CAN)
Rhian Wilkinson (CAN)
Anisa Guajardo (MEX)
Cecilia Santiago (MEX)

Chicago Red Stars
Shannon Boxx (USA)
Amy LePeilbet (USA)
Keelin Winters (USA)
Erin McLeod (CAN)
Carmelina Moscato (CAN)
Maribel Dominguez (MEX)
Dinora Garza (MEX)

FC Kansas City
Nicole Barnhart (USA)
Lauren Cheney (USA)
Becky Sauerbrunn (USA)
Desiree Scott (CAN)
Lauren Sesselmann (CAN)
Renae Cuellar (MEX)
Marylin Diaz (MEX)

Portland Thorns FC
Rachel Buehler (USA)
Tobin Heath (USA)
Alex Morgan (USA)
Luz Saucedo (MEX)
Marlene Sandoval (MEX)
Karina LeBlanc (CAN)
Christine Sinclair (CAN)

Seattle Reign FC
Megan Rapinoe (USA)
Amy Rodriguez (USA)
Hope Solo (USA)
Kaylyn Kyle (CAN)
Emily Zurrer (CAN)
Jenny Ruiz (MEX)
Teresa Noyola (MEX)

Sky Blue FC
Jill Loyden (USA)
Kelley O’Hara (USA)
Christie Rampone (USA)
Sophie Schmidt (CAN)
Melanie Booth (CAN)
Monica Ocampo (MEX)
Lydia Rangel (MEX)

Washington Spirit
Ashlyn Harris (USA)
Ali Krieger (USA)
Lori Lindsey (USA)
Robin Gayle (CAN)
Diana Matheson (CAN)
Alina Garciamendez (MEX)
Teresa Worbis (MEX)

Western New York Flash
Carli Lloyd (USA)
Abby Wambach (USA)
Bryanna McCarthy (CAN)
Jodi-Ann Robinson (CAN)
Veronica Perez (MEX)
Pamela Tajonar (MEX)

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This entry was posted on January 11, 2013 by in Sky Blue FC.
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