Alex Morgan celebrates after scoring at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on June 11, 2019 in Reims, France.
Add another one to the growing list of American women’s soccer players on their way to England.
Alex Morgan is headed to Tottenham Hotspur of the Women’s Super League, making her the fifth U.S. women’s national team star to try her luck in England this season. Earlier this summer Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle signed with Manchester City, while earlier this week Christen Press and Tobin Heath linked up with Manchester United.
The Athletic, which first reported Morgan’s move Friday, said she would be joining the north London club on a short-term deal running just until the end of the year.
Morgan, an Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, is coming off a dominant performance at the 2019 World Cup, where she scored six goals in the winning effort, tying teammate Megan Rapinoe and England’s Ellen White for the most in the tournament.
Later that year she and husband Servando Carrasco announced they were expecting a baby girl, and Charlie Elena Carrasco was born in May.
Throughout her pregnancy, Morgan had maintained that she would be back with the national team in time to play at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. However, that never happened as the Games were postponed until 2021. She last played with her NWSL team, the Orlando Pride, in August 2019, though she was expected to return this fall.
Morgan, 31, has been one of the dominant goal-scorers for the USWNT over the previous decade, having tallied 107 goals and 43 assists in 169 caps.
A native of Diamond Bar, California, she previously played overseas with French power Lyon during the 2016-17 season.