Monday, February 27, 2012

Sounders FC Women Sign Alex Morgan

Photo credit:  Daniel Roland, AFP Photo
Alex Morgan is a star on the U.S. Women's National Team.  In the 2011 Women's World Cup Final versus Japan, she scored the go-ahead goal in extra time (the U.S. lost the match on penalties).  She has scored 16 goals in 32 appearances for the USWNT.  She is 22 years old.  Oh, and she is the girfriend of current Sounder Servando Carrasco.

Sounders FC Women are going to be really awesome next year.  Hope Solo, Sydnex Leroux, and Alex Morgan will only play in about half the games, however, as they will be busy in the summer with the USWNT.  Still, the Sounders FC Women will be fun to watch.  Hopefully, their success will lead to a Women's Major League, with franchises in Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver.  If we do get a Women's Major League franchise, though, I hope it is given its own idetitiy separate from the Sounders.  Otherwise it will feel the team is always in the shadow of the men.  At this point in time, however, in the absense of a North American Women's Major League, joining forces with the Sounders is the smartest thing a Puget Sound-area professional women's team could do.  I'm proud to be a fan of both the Men's and Women's Sounders FC clubs.

Seattle Sounders FC Women actually release their schedule tomorrow, which is also the first day to purchase tickets for their upcoming season.  Home games will be played at Starfire.  Visit the Sounders FC Women's website here.

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