Seattle Sounders Women have signed US Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan pending official USSF/CSA approval, the team announced today.
“Alex is a world class player who has proven herself well beyond her 22 years. Her breakout World Cup performance sets the stage for what will be an exciting Sounders Women’s Season.” said Sounders Women General Manager Amy Carnell.
Morgan, 22, has 32 appearances and 16 goals for the US Women’s National Team since making her debut in 2010. The Diamond Bar, CA, native was the youngest player on the team that competed in the 2011 FIFA World Cup. She made an impact coming on as a substitute, however, scoring goals in the semifinal and final.
“I am excited to play in a city that is so passionate about soccer. The Sounders have beenone of if not the best fan support in MLS. I can only imagine how Seattle fans would respond to having a full professional women’s team in the future.”
I had the same thought :/ Though, she does spend a good amount of her down time in Seattle anyway? So I guess this works.