Women’s Super League: Tottenham snap up US striker Alex Morgan in remarkable coup as American influx continues

In the WSL, Morgan joins USWNT teammates Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis, Tobin Heath and Christen Press. The Americans have moved to England looking to get in peak form ahead of next year's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.

The Associated Press September 12, 2020 23:40:14 IST
Women’s Super League: Tottenham snap up US striker Alex Morgan in remarkable coup as American influx continues

File photo of United States striker Alex Morgan in action during the Women's World Cup final against The Netherlands. AP Photo

London: In a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League, Tottenham secured the biggest one yet on Saturday by signing United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal.

The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child.

She joins fellow US internationals Rose Lavelle, Sam Mewis (both Manchester City), Tobin Heath and Christen Press (both Manchester United) in joining clubs in England’s top league in the past few weeks. All of the players are looking to get in peak form ahead of next year's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics.

Morgan has scored 107 goals in 169 international games, winning the gold medal in the London Olympics in 2012 and the World Cup in 2015 and ’19. She was third in the voting for world player of the year in 2019.

Tottenham are in their second season in the WSL. The team drew their first game.

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