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Alex Morgan: Orlando Pride’s First Official NWSL Trade Being Finalized

Orlando City Soccer Club announced Tuesday that they will be adding a Professional Women’s Soccer team to the ranks.  The Orlando Pride will be taking the field in April of 2016.  It was said that the Draft wouldn’t start until January of next year but it seems that Orlando Pride’s first official trade is being finalized sooner than expected.

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Alex Morgan Set To Join The Orlando Pride

The first official NWSL trade is being finalized and will send superstar Alex Morgan from Portland to the new expansion team in Orlando. The trade, which is set to be completed in the coming days, comes at the request of Morgan so that she can live in the same city as her husband, MLS midfielder Servando Carrasco, who plays for Orlando City. According to sources with knowledge of the deal, Portland would not have agreed to trade Morgan unless she had made her request for personal reasons.

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Morgan, 26, is the most popular U.S. women’s player and one of the most dangerous scorers in world soccer. It’s probably a good thing for the growth of the NWSL that Morgan will go to a new market where she can help galvanize the Orlando Pride fanbase. With the Orlando Pride, Morgan will be reunited with manager Tom Sermanni, who was her coach with the U.S. team.