Mor­gan top US player:

The Island Packet - - Sports -

Alex Mor­gan has been named U.S. Soc­cer’s Player of the Year for a sec­ond time af­ter lead­ing the na­tional team with 18 goals in 19 games and help­ing it earn a spot in the World Cup next year in France. De­fender Tierna Davidson, who started in her first nine na­tional team ap­pear­ances, was named Young Player of the Year. The 19-yearold’s col­lege sea­son at Stan­ford was cut short when she broke her an­kle in Septem­ber.

The de­fend­ing cham­pion • United States is the top-ranked team for Satur­day’s Women’s World Cup draw. Ger­many is No. 2 in the 24-team draw, fol­lowed by host na­tion France and Eng­land. Canada and Aus­tralia com­plete the list of top-seeded teams. The June 7-July 7 tour­na­ment will be played in nine cities in France with the fi­nal in Lyon.

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