Alex Morgan completes San Diego Wave move
Alex Morgan has completed a move to the San Diego Wave, the club confirmed on Monday.
The USA star will return to Southern California to join the team ahead of her first season in the National Women’s Soccer League.
The 32-year-old is leaving Orlando Pride to return to the state she was born in and looks forward to seeing the rest of her career with the club.
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“I think what I’m really excited about is that I’ve made a long-term commitment to this club,” Morgan told the Associated Press.
“I find myself in San Diego through my playing career. I see my family settling down in San Diego.”
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Morgan joins Casey Stoney
The San Diego Wave will join the NWSL next season alongside Los Angeles side Angel City FC, which will increase the number of teams in the league to 12.
The Wave will be coached by former Manchester United manager Casey Stoney, who says she is delighted to have a two-time World Cup winner and Olympic gold medalist on her roster.
“We are delighted to have a player of Alex Morgan’s caliber both on the pitch and in our dressing room,” Stoney said on the club’s website.
“Alex is a proven goalscorer at the highest level and her ability, mentality and world-class competitiveness will only add to our competitiveness in this tournament. . I am excited to be working with Alex and to see what this team can achieve.”