Weaver Called Up
CHICAGO - For the first time in her illustrious career Coug great Morgan Weaver was called up to the full U.S. Women's National Team squad as the team heads to Australia for a pair of friendlies at the end of November. Weaver is the first Coug in program history to earn a spot on the American squad. As a senior in 2019, Weaver, along with Makamae Gomera-Stevens, became the first Cougs to be called into national team camp in a late year identification camp ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
Weaver finished her all-american career at WSU with 43 goals and 98 total points, both ranking second all-time in program history. Making the most of her time in front of goal, Weaver notched 13 game-winners, including two as a senior, which ranks third in program history. Her nine multi-goal games ranks second all-time among Coug scorers. She would lead the Cougs to new heights in 2019, propelling the team to its first College Cup before being selected No. 2 overall in the NWSL Draft by the Portland Thorns.
In two years as a professional, Weaver has made a name for herself coming up biggest when the spotlight has been at its brightest. She would score the decisive shootout goal as the Thorns claimed the 2021 Challenge Cup. She would later lift the Thorns another cup scoring the game-winning goal in the 87th minute during the 2021 Women's International Champions Cup championship game against Olympique Lyonnais. Playing in the attacking front, Weaver helped lead the Thorns to the top of the standings in the 2021 season, earning the team the top seed in the postseason run for the NWSL title.
Team USA is set to play two matches against the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup co-hosts on the trip to Australia to end the 2021 schedule. The first match will take place at Stadium Australia in Sydney on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m. local time (Friday, Nov. 26 at 11 p.m. ET on FS2) and the second will be at the McDonald Jones Stadium in Newcastle on Tuesday, November 30 at 8:05 p.m. local time (4:05 a.m. ET on ESPN).