The Washington Post

After 13 years as a professional, the former University of Virginia star is preparing to step away from NWSL.

The Washington Spirit, one of eight clubs in the new National Women's Soccer League, was not allocated any of the 18 U.S. Olympians. However, the owner believes the club has a good core.

U.S. veterans Ali Krieger and Lori Lyndsey were allocated to the Washington Spirit in the new National Women's Soccer League. Hope Solo is going to the Seattle Reign, Alex Morgan to the Portland Thorns and Abby Wambach to the Western New York Flash.

U.S. striker Abby Wambach and Argentine forward Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or awards as the FIFA players of the year.

Kevin Payne to Toronto FC, MLS awards, MLS Cup, NASL's new commissioner, U.S. women's friendly, Charlie Davies case, Americans abroad

A new women's pro soccer league is scheduled to launch in 2013 with eight teams, including Washington.