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Canadian women could have some say where they wind up in new pro soccer league

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John Herdman would like to think that a player of Christine Sinclair's calibre will get her pick of teams when it comes to selecting the squads for the new National Women's Soccer League.

Canada's women's coach said Sinclair and her teammates could have some say in where they end up when the rosters for the eight teams in the U.S.-based league are announced next month.

"I think there will be a draft system going on, I'm not 100 per cent sure how it's going to work," Herdman said from his team's training camp in Vancouver.

"But I know the girls get their top-three choices of where they would like to go. But whether you get that, it's a lottery."

Herdman will select 16 national team members to play in the league and must submit his list to the United States Soccer Federation by the end of December.

The eight teams in the league are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, FC Kansas City, Portland Thorns FC, Sky Blue FC, Washington Spirit, Western New York Flash and Seattle, which has yet to announce its name.

The U.S. will place up to 24 international-calibre players in the league, while Mexico will contribute at least 12.

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