Alex Morgan is fifth USWNT star headed to England

After Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle at Manchester City and Tobin Heath and Christen Press at Manchester United, a fifth American has signed with an FA Women's Super League team in England.

Alex Morgan has joined Tottenham.

The 31-year-old Orlando Pride forward, who recently gave birth to her first child, will be playing in Europe for the second time. She spent part of the 2016-17 season at French giant Lyon, where her season was marred because of injuries.

Morgan has played just 54 games in five seasons with the Pride, which has loaned out much of its team to clubs in Europe for the fall. Two players are at Tottenham: Canadian Shelina Zadorsky and Australian Alanna Kennedy.

"We understand and support Alex heading to England in order to obtain more match and training opportunities," Pride head coach Marc Skinner said. "Returning to play has been a long time coming for Alex and, as a player that is looking to not only get back to match fitness but also compete for an Olympic roster spot, the additional months of games and training beyond the NWSL's Oct. 17 end date is right for her."

Tottenham Hotspur Women gained promotion to the FA WSL in 2019. They finished seventh out of 12 teams in the 2019-20 campaign cut short by the pandemic.
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