Alexandra "Alex" Morgan is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup winner.
Alex Morgan just started getting into the squad at Tottenham following her return to fitness after giving birth to her first child in May. Now she’ll have to impress a new boss after Spurs’ two co-head coaches were fired on Thursday.
It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for this moment, but it finally came Saturday. No, I don’t mean the U.S. presidential election was called; I mean the Alex Morgan Tottenham debut.
Alex Morgan came on as a sub in the 69th minute in Tottenham’s Women’s Super League match with Reading on Saturday. It was the American’s first appearance on the pitch in more than a year after she gave birth to her first child in May.
In a battle of Tobin Heath and Christen Press against Alex Morgan, of two clubs trying to break into the upper echelon of the Women’s Super League, it was no surprise who created the breakthrough. For the second straight week, Tobin Heath assisted on a goal as the Manchester United Women topped Tottenham 1-0 on Saturday.
Let’s be real here: Women’s soccer has a long way to go to receive media coverage as widespread as men’s soccer, to get even half the coverage it deserves. Sadly, many organizations simply don’t put the necessary resources into what accounts for half of the beautiful game. But there has never been a better time to support women’s football — and for those who want to know how to watch women's soccer in the U.S., it’s never been easier.
Alex Morgan didn’t get on the field in her first match at Tottenham. The USWNT striker was an unused substitute as Spurs lost to North London rival Arsenal in the quarterfinals of the FA Women’s Cup. But Morgan did get a front-row view of the gorgeous Jordan Nobbs goal vs Tottenham that sent Arsenal on its way to a 4-0 win.
Alex Morgan, having apparently eschewed any quarantines like Tobin Heath and Christen Press underwent, is set to make her debut with Women’s Super League club Spurs in the coming days. So we thought we’d provide some photos of the USWNT superstar training with her new club, plus provide details on how to watch the Alex Morgan Tottenham debut.
Alex Morgan is a Spurs player. It’s a sentence that I haven’t gotten used to saying after she left for England earlier this month. Morgan traded the NWSL for the FA Women’s Super League and shed some light on that decision in her first interview with Tottenham.
"Just to be a part of this organisation is pretty incredible, I’m really happy to take this next step in my career.”
Every year, a lot is made of the new FIFA ratings. Most of the focus is on the men’s players, with FUT becoming a cash cow for EA Sports. But taking one look at the FIFA 21 women's ratings makes it clear no one at EA watches much women’s soccer. Even the top-rated player agrees she’s not the best right now.