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The most dominant force in women's club football just added another superstar to their ranks

Alex Morgan is the best-known name in US circles.

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LYON ARE THE strongest force in women’s club football, winning three Champions League titles in the last six years, including the 2016 decider against Wolfsburg.

They possess a glittering array of individual talent. Earlier this year, three names were shortlisted for the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award: two were Lyon players – Germany’s captain Dsenifer Marazsan and eventual winner Ada Hegerberg from Norway.

The squad also contains top-drawer French internationals like Eugenie le Sommer and Elodie Thomis.

And today it was announced that another superstar would be joining.

Alex Morgan is the best-known name in US women’s football circles. The 27-year-old has been an integral part of the senior international team for the past five years and starred at both the 2011 and 2015 World Cups, the latter proving victorious for the US side. She’s also an Olympic gold medalist.


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A lightning-fast attacker, she’s spent her entire career in the US domestic league and has been with Orlando Pride since earlier this year.

She has signed a six-month deal with Lyon, with the plan for her to return to Orlando in early-June next year.

The Champions League resumes in March and Morgan will be eligible to feature, as Lyon look to secure back-to-back titles.

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