Alex Morgan Claims CONCACAF Honor for Third Time in Five Years

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Raise a glass to Alex Morgan because she has just added another award to the long list of accomplishments that her storied career has seen. If you’re an Alex Morgan fan, it’s time to party like you’re at Epcot Center in Orlando, because your favorite footballer is the 2017 CONCACAF Female Player of the Year.

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football announced the award today, and it’s the third time the Diamond Bar, California native has claimed the award in five years.

The U.S. Women’s National Team forward also took home the award during the initial year it was given out (2014) and in 2016.

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Every CONCACAF Player of the Year Award has gone to a USWNT member. Joining Alex Morgan in this elite group are Abby Wambach (2014) and Carli Lloyd (2015).

Morgan spent the first part of the year in France playing with Olympique Lyon and helping the club to an historic treble, winning the League, French Cup and Champions League titles. Morgan played in 15 matches during her time in France, scoring 12 times.

She also led the USWNT in scoring this year, and her seven goals moved her up to seventh place on the USA all-time scoring list.

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When she returned to the NWSL with the Orlando Pride she initially got off to a slow start, but finished out on fire, scoring nine goals in her last 12 games.

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