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Six Chicago Red Stars Named to 2021 Allocated Player List

CHICAGO (February 25, 2021) -- The National Women’s Soccer League today announced the list of allocated players from the United States and Canada for the upcoming 2021 season. Allocated players are players who will have their salaries paid by the U.S. Soccer Federation or Canada Soccer, respectively.

Six members of the Chicago Red Stars have been named to the list, with defenders Tierna Davidson and Casey Krueger, goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, midfielder Julie Ertz, and forwards Mallory Pugh allocated by the U.S. Soccer Federation and defender Bianca St. Georges allocated by Canada Soccer.

Davidson, Krueger, Ertz, Naeher, and Pugh were all part of the 2020 Allocated List. St. Georges, the 20th overall selection in the

2019 NWSL Draft by Chicago, is a new allocated player for 2021.

The 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup will kick off the league’s historic ninth season on April 9 and the NWSL’s 10 teams will face off in a 24-game regular season beginning May 15.

2021 NWSL Allocated Players List (by club):

Chicago Red Stars

Tierna Davidson (USA)

Julie Ertz (USA)

Casey Krueger (USA)

Alyssa Naeher (USA)

Mallory Pugh (USA)

Bianca St. Georges (CAN)*

Houston Dash

Jane Campbell (USA)*

Allysha Chapman (CAN)

Kristie Mewis (USA)*

Nichelle Prince (CAN)

Sophie Schmidt (CAN)

Kansas City

Desiree Scott (CAN)

Diana Matheson (CAN)

North Carolina Courage

Samantha Mewis (USA)**

Lynn Williams (USA)*

Orlando Pride

Ashlyn Harris (USA)

Ali Krieger (USA)

Erin McLeod (CAN)*

Alex Morgan (USA)

OL Reign

Rose Lavelle (USA)**

Quinn (CAN)*

Megan Rapinoe (USA)

Portland Thorns FC

Adrianna Franch (USA)

Becky Sauerbrunn (USA)

Christine Sinclair (CAN)

Sophia Smith (USA)*

Racing Louisville FC


Sky Blue FC

Carli Lloyd (USA)

Margaret “Midge” Purce (USA)*

Kailen Sheridan (CAN)

Washington Spirit

Kelley O’Hara (USA)

Emily Sonnett (USA)

Andi Sullivan (USA)*

* = New Allocated Player in 2021

** = Player who will receive an allocated salary from U.S. Soccer should they return to the NWSL for the 2021 Season

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