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NWSL Dec 21, 2020

USWNT star Alex Morgan returning to U.S. after stint with Tottenham

U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan is ending her stint in England with Tottenham Hotspur Women as she returns to the United States.

Morgan is expected to re-join the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League, as the club retained her domestic rights prior to her signing with Tottenham earlier this year.

The 31-year-old striker scored two goals over the course of five appearances for the Spurs during the first half of the FA Women’s Super League season.

See below for the full announcement from Tottenham, confirming Morgan’s departure:

“We can confirm that Alex Morgan will be returning to the United States in the New Year after the conclusion of the first half of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League season.

The striker joined us in September from Orlando Pride and made five appearances in our colours, scoring twice in the WSL, following her return to action after giving birth in May.

Head of Women’s Football Heather Cowan said: “We were delighted at the start of the season when Alex chose us as her Club to help regain fitness and take her first steps back into competitive football after giving birth earlier this year.

“It has been a pleasure to have Alex with us during this period and the whole squad has taken a lot from working every day with someone at the top of the women’s game.

“We wish Alex all the best for the future both at club and international level as she prepares to return back home with her family. She will always be welcome here at Spurs.”

Alex said: “I will be forever grateful to the Club, my team-mates and Spurs supporters for taking such good care of me and my family.

“From the moment I arrived in London, I realised I was part of a first-class organisation, one that helped provide me the opportunity to immerse myself back into the game I love.

“Thank you to everyone who helped make this chapter in my soccer journey so special… COYS.”

Everyone at the Club wishes Alex well in the next stage of her career.”