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Alex Morgan gets fourth World Cup call up in a surprising way!

USWNT head coach Vlatko Andonovski surprised Alex Morgan with a slight twist in her fourth Women’s World Cup call-up.

Head coach Andonovski announced the USWNT roster on Wednesday, which included Morgan as one of the players heading to the tournament. The striker, along with eight others, had previously participated in the Women’s World Cup four years ago when the team emerged victorious in the final against the Netherlands in Lyon.

Asked about her reaction to the call-up, Morgan told reporters: “We knew that we were expecting to receive calls for information on who’s coming and who’s not and to get that call from Vlatko was a great moment. I was actually expecting a phone call but he FaceTimed me! I was like, ‘Oh, wow, I need to get myself together now!’ – so that was a little surprise.

“But it’s always a special moment to hear a coach say that you made a roster for a major tournament and to be going to my fourth World Cup, I’m just as excited and anxious as my first one. I’m really looking forward to it.”

“Even someone like Alex Morgan, who has been in this situation so many different times, you can tell that it touches her,”¬†Andonovski added, asked about the reactions of the players.¬†“I think she said, ‘It just never gets old’.”

The USWNT, having emerged as champions in the last two editions of the tournament, will once again be considered one of the leading contenders this summer. Andonovski’s team has been placed in a group alongside the Netherlands, Vietnam, and Portugal, and they are expected to be the favorites to secure the top position in the group.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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