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NWSL allocation easier said than done

Updated: January 11, 2013, 7:48 PM ET
By Graham Hays

It isn't all that difficult to cut a rectangular birthday cake into eight equal parts, minus perhaps a few complaints about corner pieces and extra frosting. Cutting Mt. Everest into eight equal parts? That would be trickier.

At first glance, dividing 23 American soccer players, in addition to 32 Canadian and Mexican players, into eight equal groups in the allocation process for the eight founding teams in the National Women's Soccer League might seem like the cake exercise. ...

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