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Alex Morgan wins CONCACAF Player of the Year

Mallory Pugh cracks Alex Morgan up before they pose for the Starting XI photo. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

For the third time in five years, Alex Morgan is CONCACAF Player of the Year. (MEG LINEHAN/Equalizer Soccer)

Alex Morgan’s summer goal explosion in Orlando plus her USWNT-leading seven goals earned her 2017 CONCACAF Player of the Year honors. It was the second straight CONCACAF Player of the Year for Morgan and third overall after she won the inaugural award in 2013. Americans have now won all five with Abby Wambach winning in 2014 and Carli Lloyd in 2015. Morgan won from a group of 10 nominated players which were voted on equally by fans, media, and the coaches and captains of all CONCACAF member associations.

Morgan began her year in France where she helped Lyon win the club’s second consecutive treble. She returned to the United States nursing an injury but once she got healthy became an unstoppable force for the Orlando Pride netting nine goals and four assists in just 13 appearances.

On the international stage, Morgan scored her seven goals over the final seven games, scoring in all but one and hitting a brace against New Zealand on September 19. She scored in both of the November friendlies against Canada that concluded 2017 for the USWNT.

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