U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo signed with the Seattle Sounders women two weeks ago. Her previous team, the St. Petersburg Magic Jack or Magic the Gathering or something folded. And Solo will soon have her most famous and photogenic World Cup teammate joining her in Seattle.
The Sounders women announced Monday they have signed star forward Alex Morgan for the 2012 season.
The Sounders are part of the W-League and affiliated with the United Soccer Leagues (USL). Seattle plays in the Western Conference of the 27-team league. Morgan’s signing is still pending approval. The 22-year-old Morgan has 32 appearances and 16 goals for the national team since making her debut in 2010. She played for the Western New York Flash in the Women’s Professional Soccer league a year ago.
I think it’s safe to say that with both Alex Morgan and Hope Solo on the same team that the Sounders will have BY FAR a disproportionate amount of the league’s star power.
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