Simon Romanov

Alex Morgan not on U.S. women's soccer Paris Olympics roster  

Alex Morgan, one of the most decorated players in American women's soccer history, was left off the Olympic squad, the team revealed Wednesday.  

Morgan was the most noteworthy absence among the 18 players picked to first-year coach Emma Hayes' roster, which is looking to restore the Americans to their long-standing premier status.  

The United States Women's National Team was eliminated from last year's World Cup in the round of 16 and finished third at the Tokyo Olympics.  

Morgan started all four of America's 2023 World Cup matches, but did not score and only assisted once.  

If Morgan's international career ends here, she'll have two World Cup crowns and Olympic gold and bronze medals to her name.  

"Today, I'm disappointed that I won't have the opportunity to represent our country on the Olympic stage," Morgan said in a statement posted on X  

"This will always be a tournament that is close to my heart and I take immense pride any time I put on the crest."  

Making the Olympic team is a tremendous privilege and honor, and there is no disputing that it was a very competitive process among the players  

with difficult decisions, especially given how hard everyone has worked over the last ten months," Hayes said in a statement.  

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