Dubbed ‘Lionel Messi’ of Women’s Soccer, Alex Morgan Celebrates Argentine Legend’s Arrival to USA Hours Before Presentation in Miami

Published 07/17/2023, 1:34 AM EDT

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Just hours ago, Inter Miami unveiled Lionel Messi as their newest and biggest signing! In and around the soccer universe, the mood was quite joyful and celebratory. USWNT legend Alex Morgan joined millions of fans in lauding and welcoming the Argentine World Cup winner. In addition, the MLS released an official video statement by the stalwart of the women’s counterpart of the game.

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Back in the day, USWNT’s Morgan had achieved a popular ‘title’ from the soccer universe. Apart from their playmaking abilities, both soccer legends have one other thing in common. In 2013, both their names were on FIFA’s shortlist for the Ballon d’Or. At that time, fans dubbed Morgan the ‘Lionel Messi’ of women’s soccer.

Alex Morgan lauds Messi hours before his Inter Miami unveil

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A few weeks ago, Messi dropped a major surprise after agreeing on a deal with Inter Miami. After his short tenure at PSG, the soccer veteran was quite fascinated by the MLS project. He has signed a two-and-half-year deal with David Beckham’s soccer club. Just hours ago, they unveiled the Argentine as one of their very own players.

The major unveil and welcome ceremony was at the DRV PNK stadium. Millions of fans paid their respects to the World Cup winner on social media. Morgan also decided to join the bandwagon with a short and sweet video message. In the video, she quoted, “He just makes everyone around him look so good”.

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“By his passes, by his dribbling ability, by his movement, by attracting defenders. There is no one else in the game that compares to Messi. He just is so fun to watch”. Undoubtedly, his gameplay is very-very easy on the eye, similar to Morgan’s technique.

In 2013, it is safe to say that Alex Morgan was getting to the peak of her soccer career. That’s when she received the title, namely the ‘Lionel Messi’ of women’s soccer. Let’s dive deeper.

Morgan was once dubbed as the Lionel Messi of women’s soccer, why?

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The year 2012 was quite a special year for Alex Morgan. She scored 28 goals and contributed 20 assists. By far, she was American soccer’s most productive female player. After losing the Ballon d’Or to the USWNT’s Abby Wambach, US Soccer awarded her with the ‘Player of the Year’ award. She also won her first Olympic gold medal in 2012.

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At the international level with the USWNT, she had just become a regular name on the team sheet. Her record at that time was enough for the fans to hand her the title. The soccer universe dubbed the playmaker the Lionel Messi of women’s soccer. And she hasn’t disappointed anyone ever since. Her trophy cabinet might not be as full as Lionel Messi’s cabinet, but she’s turned into one of the stalwarts of the game.

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