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Portland the big winner after NWSL allocation

Updated: January 14, 2013, 12:19 PM ET
By Julie Foudy

Here is a job I don't envy: Carefully, politically, tactically, PR-fully (yes, I like making up words) place 55 women across the eight teams of the National Women's Soccer League, 55 women who pretty much all have an opinion on where they would like to play, some stronger than others, of course.

It is not easy. Spouses, fiancés, family, hometowns, houses being built, owner love (or lack thereof) all come into play; but, in the end, every player realizes they may not ...

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