Portland Thorns forward Alex Morgan named CONCACAF Player of the Year

December 13, 2013 Press

Portland Thorns forward Alex Morgan has been named the CONCACAF women’s Player of the Year it was announced Friday.

Morgan beat out Western New York Flash and fellow U.S. women’s national team Abby Wambach for the award, who broke the all-time international goalscoring record in June..

The awards were decided by an equally weighted vote between national team captains and coaches, media members and fans.

Morgan racked up six goals and four assists in 12 international appearances in 2013 and helped guide the Portland Thorns in the inaugural NWSL title.

Portland Thorns FC named Paul Riley as the club’s head coach for the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League season earlier this week. Riley previously served as head coach of the Philadelphia Independence in Women’s Professional Soccer.