“My Final Stop”: USWNT Legend Alex Morgan to End Soccer Career With San Diego Wave FC

Published 12/18/2021, 1:36 PM EST
LYON, FRANCE – JULY 02: Alex Morgan of the USA celebrates after scoring her team’s second goal during the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France Semi Final match between England and USA at Stade de Lyon on July 02, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


After Carli Lloyd retired from soccer, the golden generation of the USWNT is finally coming to the end of their careers. Megan Rapinoe is another mainstay for the team. In the same way, Alex Morgan is another talented player who is approaching the end of her career. Scoring five goals in a World Cup, she rose to prominence.

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Now the sensational soccer player returns to her hometown in a bid to retire with San Diego Wave. Morgan played with many clubs before she returned to San Diego; who will make their debut in the National Women’s Soccer League this year.

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Alex Morgan to retire with San Diego Wave

Spending with Orlando Pride helped her to achieve great things in her career. Former Manchester United coach Casey Stoner takes over the reins at San Diego Wave as he is delighted to sign her up to showcase her incredible talents. Thus, when asked whether this would be the last time that she moves clubs, Morgan spoke about her stance.

“I see this as my final stop. I think that this is kind of for me a coming home and is something that I see a long-term move in a long-term partnership with this club, both on the soccer piece but also the business side. And so with that in mind, I do see myself not only being a player, but a supporter after my career as well with this club,” said Morgan.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 07: Alex Morgan #13 of United States Women’s National Team looks on during the second half of a game against the Belgian Women’s National Team at Banc of California Stadium on April 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)

Hence, a glittering career is coming to an end. When asked what she would do after her career, Morgan talked about working with her content company ‘Togethxr’. However, she did not want to end her playing career, wanting to be involved in different games.

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USWNT superstar

The talented superstar won important trophies in his career. She won two World Cups and brought Olympic medals in her career. She has made 190 appearances for the USWNT while scoring 115 goals, as she ranks fifth in the all-time US scoring list. With her incredible marketing image, her signing would help the club generate income and a reputation within the league.

COMMERCE CITY, CO – SEPTEMBER 19: Alex Morgan #13 of the USA celebrates her goal against Australia at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on September 19, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado. The USA defeated Australia 6-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Thus, this is the last step of Morgan’s career. A sensational ending to a glittering career. When she hangs her boots, it will be a huge celebration for the talented soccer player.

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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