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Alex Morgan named CONCACAF Female Player of the Year
Morgan scored nine goals in 13 games for the Pride this season
Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan scored nine goals in 13 games this season. (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)
Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan scored nine goals in 13 games this season. (Photo credit: Jeremy Reper/isiphotos.com)

Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan has been named 2017 CONCACAF Female Player of the Year, the association announced Sunday. The award was revealed at the Premios Univision Deportes in Miami, Florida.

The honor caps off a year in which Morgan scored 33 total goals for the U.S. women’s national team, the Orlando Pride and Olympique Lyon.

After returning to the Pride following her stint with Olympique Lyon and a hamstring injury, Morgan scored nine goals in 13 regular season games, adding four assists along the way. She made her season debut on July 1, scored her first goal on July 15 and was named to the NWSL Second XI.

Morgan was named the NWSL Player of the Month in August after scoring in five straight games and three straight game-winning goals. She finished the month with seven goals and two assists as the Pride went 4-0-1, on their way to their first playoff appearance.

 

 

While playing in France during the first half of the year, Morgan scored 17 goals in 15 games for Lyon. She and Lyon won the French league title, French Cup and the Champions League.

Morgan also led the USWNT in 2017 with seven goals, all in the team’s final seven games of the year.

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