For veteran professional soccer player Alex Morgan, the NWSL season is over. The 34-year-old and her San Diego Wave FC teammates fell to Seattle’s OL Reign in the semi-finals of league playoffs on Nov. 5, bringing an end to the team’s historic season. Only two years old, the program has made huge strides since its inception, earning this year’s NWSL Shield award, given to the team with the best record at the end of regular season play.
Needless to say, Morgan is still, after 11 years in the league, in a good spot. Her squads—both NWSL and Team USA—continue to see success. Thus, we can’t imagine that she’s ready for an end to it all. But some spectators are starting to think that she might be. Responding to comments we’re sure she’s heard throughout the years—and particularly as some of her contemporaries begin to retire—like “you must be over it,” Morgan shared a montage of clips from both game play and fan interactions to her TikTok page.
Far from being ready to walk away from her chosen sport and passion, Morgan declared that she is “more in love with it now than ever actually,” in the caption of the epic TikTok. Her fans responded appropriately, declaring their support for her continued dedication to pro soccer.
“Winners win and players keep playing,” one wrote.
“San Diego wants you here for a couple more seasons please!” another said.
It seems like they will get their wish. Morgan continues to enjoy the game, and isn’t planning a departure of any kind in the near future.