Alex Morgan will play her first competitive soccer of the year with Tottenham. (FIFA photo)
Like several of her U.S. women’s national team teammates, Alex Morgan is heading to England to play some soccer this fall and part of the winter.
The Orlando Pride forward will join Tottenham, which plays in the FA WSL on a contract that will run through the end of the year, the Athletic reported Friday.
Morgan became the fifth USWNT player to join the English women’s leagues.
Most recently, midfielders Sam Mewis and Rose Lavelle signed deals with Manchester City, while Christen Press and Tobin Heath earlier agreed to contracts with Manchester United.
That was a hit for the National Women’s Soccer League, which is kicking off its Fall Series Saturday. Many high profile players are not competing in the league. Some have gone overseas while others, such as North Carolina Courage and USWNT standout Crystal Dunn of Rockville Centre, N.Y. have opted out of playing.
Morgan, who gave birth to her first child earlier this year, hans’t played competitive soccer this year.
She will join two Orlando teammates who are on loan to Tottenham – defenders Shelina Zadorsky and Alanna Kennedy.