List of foreign NWSL players

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This is a list of current and former foreign players in the National Women's Soccer League, a women's soccer league in the United States. The following players

  • have been on the roster for the NWSL club(s) listed, not counting preseason.
  • have not been capped by the U.S. national team on any level/have been capped by a team other than the U.S. national team.
  • were born outside the U.S./have citizenship outside the U.S.

Players listed in bold are currently active.

Argentina Argentina[edit]

Australia Australia[edit]

Austria Austria[edit]

Brazil Brazil[edit]

Cameroon Cameroon[edit]

Canada Canada[edit]

Chile Chile[edit]

Colombia Colombia[edit]

Costa Rica Costa Rica[edit]

Denmark Denmark[edit]

England England[edit]

Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea[edit]

France France[edit]

Germany Germany[edit]

Iceland Iceland[edit]

Ireland Republic of Ireland[edit]

Israel Israel[edit]

Japan Japan[edit]

Mexico Mexico[edit]

Netherlands Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand New Zealand[edit]

Nigeria Nigeria[edit]

Norway Norway[edit]

Poland Poland[edit]

Portugal Portugal[edit]

Scotland Scotland[edit]

Spain Spain[edit]

South Africa South Africa[edit]

South Korea South Korea[edit]

Sweden Sweden[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Wales Wales[edit]


An asterisk (*) indicates the player's NWSL salary is/was paid for by her nation's federation.[22][23][24]

Bold indicates current player and her team.


  1. ^ "Houston Dash sign defenders Ellie Brush and Camila". Houston Dash Communications. May 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Thorns FC sign defender Stephanie Catley". Portland Thorns FC communications. February 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Flash Sign Australia Forward Michelle Heyman". Western New York Flash. July 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Portland Thorns sign Australian defender Clare Polkinghorne". OregonLive. June 29, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Boston Breakers Sign Australian Forward Kyah Simon". NWSL. June 30, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Houston Dash sign Austrian international Nina Burger". Houston Dash communications. April 30, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Houston Dash sign Brazilian midfielder Andressa". Houston Dash Communications. July 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Houston Dash sign defenders Ellie Brush and Camila". Houston Dash Communications. May 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ "FC Kansas City adds Canadian Tiffany Cameron". SB Nation. Retrieved June 26, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Canadian international Melissa Tancredi off to Chicago of the NWSL". Winnipeg Free Press. Retrieved January 9, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Lady Andrade to play for WNY Flash". Equalizer Soccer. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Sky Blue FC Signs Nadia Nadim for 2015 Season". Sky Blue FC. February 16, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Spirit sign Danish defender Cecilie Sandvej". Washington Spirit. February 27, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Reign FC Sign Danish Forward Katrine Veje". NWSL. January 21, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Portland Thorns FC Sign Forward Genoveva Añonma". Portland Thorns Communications. Retrieved February 24, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Spirit Acquire Midfielder Kerstin Garefrekes". NWSL. June 14, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Japanese International Nanase Kiryu Joins Sky Blue FC". February 18, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Chicago Signs Japanese International Yuki Nagasato | Chicago Red Stars". Retrieved 2017-06-04. 
  19. ^ "Nikki Krzysik’s wandering path back to pro soccer—Philly, San Diego, Poland and Kansas City". Equalizer Soccer. December 26, 2013. Retrieved January 11, 2014. 
  20. ^ "Spirit Sign Veteran Spanish Forward Del Rio". Equalizer Soccer. March 12, 2015. 
  21. ^ "Flash Sign Vicky Losada". WNYFlash. February 27, 2014. 
  22. ^ "NWSL Announces List of 55 Allocated Players" (Press release). United States Soccer Federation. January 9, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  23. ^ "NWSL Announces Allocation of 55 National Team Players to Eight Clubs" (Press release). United States Soccer Federation. January 11, 2013. Archived from the original on March 4, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  24. ^ "NWSL ANNOUNCES 2014 ALLOCATED PLAYERS". NWSL. January 3, 2014. Archived from the original on January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 

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