Alex Morgan is reportedly on the verge of being traded.
According to a report from The Athletic, the longtime soccer star is expected to be traded from the Orlando Pride to the San Diego Wave FC.
Morgan, 32, has been with the Orlando Pride since 2016.
The Athletic’s Meg Linehan first reported the news:
San Diego Wave FC are in the final stages of acquiring Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan, multiple sources tell The Athletic. No paperwork for the trade has been completed as of yet, and the trade was not completed ahead of the trade window deadline on Friday. Sources said that current negotiations between the two teams would be completed when the window reopens on Thursday, Dec. 17, following the NWSL expansion draft.
Sources could not confirm what Orlando will receive in the trade, though it’s unlikely that the Wave would send any of their few players as they work toward building their roster for the 2022 season. It’s unclear how this would affect the Pride’s approach to their protected list for the upcoming expansion draft, and if Morgan could be left unprotected.
As far as soccer trades go, this is a pretty huge one.
The paperwork isn't done yet, but San Diego Wave FC is working on acquiring Alex Morgan from the Orlando Pride — the trade would have to wait for the window to reopen on Dec. 17 after the #NWSL expansion draft.
— Meg Linehan (@itsmeglinehan) December 6, 2021
Soccer fans have taken to social media to react.
“Alex wants to be in SoCal. Her family is there. She came to Orlando bc Servando played for Orlando City. This makes sense. And a rebuilt Pride could be dangerous. New logo incoming with this clean slate,” one fan tweeted.
“The Wave are going to be incredibly fun to watch next season. Those San Diego fans are super lucky. I am envious,” another fan tweeted.
“Rumor around these parts is Syd also asked for a Cali trade. I say burn it down and start fresh!” another fan speculated.
The trade period in the WSL (US soccer) has been crazy the last few days! USWNT star Alex Morgan is the latest player that seems like they’ll change clubs for next season https://t.co/d8JP6liRbz
— HerWay_Magazine (@HerwayMagazine) December 6, 2021
The Alex Morgan trade is expected to be made official on Dec. 17.