Forward Morgan Weaver signs contract extension with Portland Thorns FC

Portland Thorns FC forward Morgan Weaver (22) in action during the first half of the NWSL...
Portland Thorns FC forward Morgan Weaver (22) in action during the first half of the NWSL championship soccer match against the Kansas City Current, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)(Nick Wass | AP)
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 11:17 AM PST
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The Portland Thorns have signed forward Morgan Weaver to a new contract with the club through the 2024 season.

The contract extension for the 25-year-old forward includes an option for the 2025 campaign.

“Weaver is a big part of our future plans, and we all believe this is an environment she can continue to grow and develop in to reach her goals,” said Karina LeBlanc, Thorns FC general manager. “Weaver is an electrifying player that always gives everything for this club. She has captured the hearts and minds of the fans with her performance on the field, but also because of who she is away from it, and we are elated she has made a long-term commitment to this club.”

Since joining the Thorns in 2020, Weaver has played in 65 matches across all competitions for the club, tallying 12 goals and seven assists.

During the 2022 regular season, she made 20 appearances and tallied seven goals for the Thorns. The club says Weaver finished the season with the third most non-penalty expected goals in the league, as well as tied for fourth in shots and was one of 10 players in the NWSL to tally 10 or more goal contributions.

“We’ve really seen Weaver step up this year. She’s always been known for her energy, the excitement of what she does on the ball, and the hard work she puts in, but this year we really got to see even more of her as a complete player,” said Thorns FC head coach Rhian Wilkinson. “The control she has going at extreme speed, how she sets up her teammates, and the amazing whip she has on the ball from long range. She really showed how many tools she has to her game and that includes sometimes being the last defender back because she will do it all for her team.”

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Weaver helped the club win the 2020 NWSL Community Shield, 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, 2021 Women’s International Champions Cup, 2021 NWSL Shield and the 2022 NWSL Championship title.