Which Club Does USWNT’s Star Striker Alex Morgan Play For?

Published 07/15/2021, 12:43 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 09: Alex Morgan of the USA celebrates after the USA defeaded Japan at the Women’s Football Final match between the USA and Japan on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Robert Cianflone – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)


The USWNT will look to capture the Olympics gold for the fifth time in the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The event will start on 21st July as the United States Women’s National Team take on Sweden in the first match. Alex Morgan, a star striker, will play a pivotal role in a team of many superstars.

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Apart from Morgan, there are many superstars at USWNT’s disposal. The likes of Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Sam Mewis, and more are all expected to play important roles during the event. Morgan is a primary force of the team’s attacking department. Her form will be a deciding factor behind the team’s success.

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Morgan currently plays for the Orlando Pride at the club level. She previously had a stint at the club from 2017 to 2020. After a brief stay at Tottenham Hotspur, the star striker is back at the club for a second time. She has also played for clubs like Olympique Lyon before.

Morgan has scored over 100 goals for her country. She has been representing the national team for over a decade now. The 32-year-old has also previously co-captained the team.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Carmelina Moscato of Canada battles with Alex Morgan of USA during the Women’s Football Semi Final match between Canada and USA, on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on August 6, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Morgan has already won the FIFA Women’s world cup twice with her national team. Triumphs in 2015 and 2019 have been justice to her talent and contributions to the national team.

Will Alex Morgan prove to be decisive for the USWNT at Tokyo Olympics 2020?

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Morgan’s goals have certainly been a big factor behind the USWNT’s success over the past decade. Not only does she have great numbers, but her goals also tend to come at decisive moments of a match. Her 123rd-minute winner at the 2012 Olympics semi-final is just an example of one of the important goals she has scored.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Alex Morgan of USA celebrates victory during the Women’s Football Semi Final match between Canada and USA, on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on August 6, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald – FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

The USWNT will look to capture Olympics gold for the fifth time in their history. They are currently riding a 44-match unbeaten streak.

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Their winning streak is 6 at the moment. They will have worthy opponents in Sweden, Australia, and New Zealand against them in the group stages. Morgan will certainly play an important role at the Tokyo Olympics, one might assume.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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