Sounders women sign US star Alex Morgan



RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Two weeks after signing U.S. national team goalkeeper Hope Solo, the Seattle Sounders women have added another national star to their roster.

The Sounders women announced Monday they have signed star forward Alex Morgan for the 2012 season.

The Sounders are part of the W-League and affiliated with the United Soccer Leagues (USL). Seattle plays in the Western Conference of the 27-team league. Morgan’s signing is still pending approval.

The 22-year-old Morgan has 32 appearances and 16 goals for the national team since making her debut in 2010. She played for the Western New York Flash in the Women’s Professional Soccer league a year ago.