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San Diego Wave FC Signs American Soccer Icon Alex Morgan Ahead of Inaugural Season

December 13, 2021 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - San Diego Wave FC News Release


SAN DIEGO - In one of the most high-profile deals in NWSL history, San Diego Wave Fútbol Club announced today the signing of the world-renowned forward Alex Morgan from Orlando Pride. The prolific goal scorer and inventive playmaker makes the move back to Southern California, where she grew up and began her trailblazing career, and will make an immediate impact for the franchise both on and off the field.

Morgan, 32, hails from San Dimas, Calif. and returns to her home state where she joins the blossoming Wave FC roster that includes American international Abby Dahlkemper and former Orlando Pride teammate Jodie Taylor. Morgan's impact on the global game and within the NWSL is undeniable. In the inaugural 2013 season, she led the Portland Thorns FC to capture the first championship in league history.

"We are thrilled to have a player of the caliber of Alex Morgan both on the pitch and in our locker room," said Wave FC head coach Casey Stoney. "Alex is a proven goal scorer at the very highest level and her world class ability, mentality and competitiveness will only add to our ability to compete in this league. I am excited to work with Alex and to see what this team can achieve."

In her decorated career with the U.S. National Team, Morgan has netted 115 goals in 190 appearances. She also played a key role with the USA securing the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup titles, being named to the Dream Team for both tournaments and winning the Silver Boot in 2019. Among other international soccer accolades, Morgan was the 2012 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and a 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year Finalist. A testament to her leadership, Morgan co-captained the U.S. from 2018-2020.

"This is an incredibly special moment for our club, our fans, and our community to welcome Alex and her family to San Diego," added Club President Jill Ellis. "She is an extraordinary person, a great talent and a leader on and off the field."

"As a Southern California native, I am excited to be making a long-term commitment to Wave FC and the city of San Diego," said Morgan. "I am coming home to partner with this ambitious new club and to push the league forward for generations of soccer players to come. I cannot wait to get started and I will do everything I can to help bring a championship to this great city."

Name: Alex Morgan

Position: Forward

Height: 5'6"

Date of Birth: July 2, 1989

Birthplace: San Dimas, CA

USA International Caps-Goals: 190-115

Last Club: Orlando Pride

Awards: U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year: 2012; FIFA World Player of the Year Finalist: 2012; FIFA World Cup Winner: 2015, 2019; FIFA World Cup Silver Boot Winner: 2019; UEFA Women's Champions League Winner: 2017.

On the heels of Wave FC's historic player signing, it was also announced today that the club will begin accepting seat deposits for 2022 season tickets. Fans can take part in the premium gameday experience, receive access to the best ticket pricing and can make history by following Wave FC's inaugural season. Season ticket memberships include access to home matches, first access to playoff tickets, discounts on merchandise and many more incredible membership benefits.

San Diego Wave FC Season Membership deposit options include:

Supporters Section (Standing Only) Membership ($15 per seat)

Season Ticket Seating Membership ($25 per seat) ​

Premium Club Level Seating Membership ($50 per seat)

*Membership Seating are for matches played at Wave FC permanent stadium beginning in September 2022 (permanent home stadium to be announced at later date).

*Only single game tickets will be sold for games at Torero Stadium, Wave FC's temporary home stadium. Single game tickets will go on sale in January. Games will be played at Torero Stadium from 2022 season start - August 2022.

Fans can visit www.SanDiegoWaveFC.com/tickets to learn more about 2022 seat deposits and benefits. Season ticket pricing will be announced at a later date. Anyone who has placed a deposit will receive pricing before it is announced to the public. Fans can also send further questions to tickets@wavefc.com and follow Wave FC on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter (@SanDiegoWaveFC), and join the conversation while using the #WaveFChashtag.


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