Alex Morgan only USWNT player named to FIFPro Women’s World XI

March 9, 2018

Alex Morgan was the only player from the United States’ women’s national team chosen for the FIFPro Women’s World XI, announced on Thursday to coincide with International Women’s Day.

“It’s always exciting to be considered as one of the top players in the world,” Morgan said in remarks issued by FIFPro. “For women’s football to have our own World XI is incredible. It helps promote the women’s game. It helps female footballers recognize the talent among their peers and I’m really happy to encourage and be a part of that.”

The award was announced on Thursday to coincide with International Women’s Day. FIFPro said that more than 4,100 female players at first-division teams across 45 countries participated in the voting.

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