Future Watch: Alex Morgan Soccer Cards, Orlando Pride – Throughout its history, women’s soccer has had its standout faces that have become household names. Mia Hamm and Brandi Chastain immediately come to mind in terms of female pitch players in the U.S. The biggest name today, however, is unquestionably Alex Morgan.

Morgan, at just 31 years of age, still has many bright years ahead in the soccer spotlight. She has two Olympics under her belt internationally, including a gold medal from the 2012 Olympiad, and in all inevitability will be part of the 2020/1 tournament.

Morgan’s development began at an early age via the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) with her father, Michael, acting as her coach. Her development had advanced so quickly that at age 17, she joined the U.S. U-20 Women’s National Soccer Team. In 2007, she started a four-year stint with the California Golden Bears of UC Berkeley.

While Morgan’s professional play has put her high on a pedestal, it is unquestionably her international experience that gains more eyeballs, and there may be no player more highly valued by the U.S. national program. In defining Morgan’s ability and worth to the team, Backline Soccer’s Charles Olney declared that she was “irreplaceable“. Further, along, Olney described her skill and ability thusly:

“We are all well aware of Morgan’s goal-scoring abilities. But the physical aspect of her game is less often discussed, even though it’s arguably become the most important contribution she has brought to the team. Morgan sits at the fulcrum of the attack, soaking up their punishment, allowing the rest of the attack to build around her. She’s the best on the team at drawing fouls—a real and important skill, especially for a forward. She’s also the best on the team at creating space for others by drawing defenders through cleverly angled runs. In short, she does all the grunt work of a classic #9, while also bringing the ability to combine creatively with the more mercurial players that usually operate on her flanks.” 

Morgan’s popularity has led to her being included in several products. Though NWSL cards have not been produced, she has instead been included in several multisport products, including 2020 Allen and Ginter and 2020 Goodwin Champions.

Future Watch: Alex Morgan Soccer Cards, Orlando Pride – Stats

Standard Stats: Domestic Leagues Table
Playing Time Performance Per 90 Minutes Expected Per 90 Minutes
Season Age Squad Country Comp LgRank MP Starts Min 90s Gls Ast G-PK PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG npxG xA npxG+xA xG xA xG+xA npxG npxG+xA Matches
2013 23 Portland us USA 1. NWSL 3rd 18 18 1,525 16.9 8 5 7 1 1 4 0 0.47 0.30 0.77 0.41 0.71 Matches
2014 24 Portland us USA 1. NWSL 3rd 14 13 1,135 12.6 6 4 6 0 0 0 0 0.48 0.32 0.79 0.48 0.79 Matches
2015 25 Portland us USA 1. NWSL 6th 4 3 285 3.2 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0.32 0.63 0.95 0.32 0.95 Matches
2016 26 Orlando us USA 1. NWSL 9th 15 15 1,350 15.0 4 1 4 0 0 1 0 0.27 0.07 0.33 0.27 0.33 Matches
2017 27 Orlando us USA 1. NWSL 3rd 13 12 1,057 11.7 9 4 8 1 1 0 0 0.77 0.34 1.11 0.68 1.02 Matches
2018 28 Orlando us USA 1. NWSL 7th 19 17 1,511 16.8 5 2 4 1 2 0 0 0.30 0.12 0.42 0.24 0.36 2.4 1.7 0.1 1.8 0.49 0.03 0.51 0.33 0.36 Matches
2019 29 Orlando us USA 1. NWSL 9th 6 5 395 4.4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Matches
2020-2021 31 Tottenham eng ENG 1. WSL 8th 4 3 240 2.7 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0.75 0.00 0.75 0.00 0.00 2.1 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.79 0.16 0.95 0.22 0.38 Matches
8 Seasons 3 Clubs 2 Leagues 93 86 7,498 83.3 35 18 30 5 7 7 0 0.42 0.22 0.64 0.36 0.58 4.5 2.3 0.6 2.8 0.59 0.07 0.66 0.29 0.37
Country Comp LgRank MP Starts Min 90s Gls Ast G-PK PK PKatt CrdY CrdR Gls Ast G+A G-PK G+A-PK xG npxG xA npxG+xA xG xA xG+xA npxG npxG+xA Matches
Orlando (4 Seasons) 1 League 53 49 4,313 47.9 18 7 16 2 3 2 0 0.38 0.15 0.52 0.33 0.48 2.4 1.7 0.1 1.8 0.49 0.03 0.51 0.33 0.36
Portland (3 Seasons) 1 League 36 34 2,945 32.7 15 11 14 1 2 5 0 0.46 0.34 0.79 0.43 0.76
Tottenham (1 Season) 1 League 4 3 240 2.7 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0.75 0.00 0.75 0.00 0.00 2.1 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.79 0.16 0.95 0.22 0.38
NWSL (7 Seasons) 89 83 7,258 80.6 33 18 30 3 5 7 0 0.41 0.22 0.63 0.37 0.60 2.4 1.7 0.1 1.8 0.49 0.03 0.51 0.33 0.36
WSL (1 Season) 4 3 240 2.7 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0.75 0.00 0.75 0.00 0.00 2.1 0.6 0.4 1.0 0.79 0.16 0.95 0.22 0.38
Provided by FBref.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/4/2021.

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