Alex Morgan reveals she won’t extend loan at Lyon
Alex Morgan did this year what many of her fellow U.S. Women’s National Team players have done over recent seasons; make the trek to Europe.
However, the Orlando Pride star forward has revealed that she won’t be extending her time in France with Olympique Lyonnais, where she spent the first half of 2017 on loan.
“Last year when I signed with Lyon, I signed for six months plus a mutual option for an additional year,” Morgan said regarding her future.
“I wasn’t sure after I finished the season with Lyon. It was an amazing season. I felt like I did what I went there to do. I felt fulfilled. Coming back here, I knew the amazing club that supported me through that process.
“I agreed with Lyon to terminate our contract and continue with Orlando Pride moving forward. I feel that the present of this club and the future of this club is just going above and beyond and is going to do incredible things. I’m really happy here, this is my home. So, as happy as I was this year playing with two clubs, I will be with Orlando Pride moving forward.”
During her time in France, Morgan helped Lyon win the UEFA Champions League title this season and scored five goals in eight matches overall with the club.
Morgan has helped the Pride move into a prime position to reach the NWSL playoffs this season since returning to the U.S., with Orlando sitting in fourth place with four matches remaining in the regular season. The 28-year-old has recorded eight goals in the Pride’s last seven matches.