USWNT forward, Alex Morgan, is the latest player to join NWSL newcomers San Diego Wave FC.
After a lengthy spell with Orlando Pride – that included spells abroad with both Lyon and Tottenham Hotspur – Morgan is heading back to her home state of California for the next chapter of her career.
She joins already announced international teammate, Abby Dahlkemper, and England forward Jodie Taylor.
“As a Southern California native, I am excited to be making a long-term commitment to Wave FC and the city of San Diego,” said Morgan.
“I am coming home to partner with this ambitious new club and to push the league forward for generations of soccer players to come.”
“I cannot wait to get started and I will do everything I can to help bring a championship to this great city.”
2x World Cup Champion.
Olympic Gold Medalist.
115 international goals.
— San Diego Wave FC (@sandiegowavefc) December 13, 2021
Former Manchester United and current San Diego coach, Casey Stoney, added: “We are thrilled to have a player of the caliber of Alex Morgan both on the pitch and in our locker room.
“Alex is a proven goal scorer at the very highest level and her world class ability, mentality and competitiveness will only add to our ability to compete in this league.”
“I am excited to work with Alex and to see what this team can achieve.”
San Diego will begin their inaugural NWSL season in 2022.