USA Women’s World Cup Star Alex Morgan Appears On FIFA 2016 Cover

Alan Duffy

20th, July 2015


By Alan Duffy


Fresh from helping the USA to WWC glory in Canada, striker Alex Morgan now finds herself alongside Lionel Messi on the cover of the US version of FIFA 2016 after winning a fans’ vote (the same vote which put Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson on the UK cover).

While some fans are disappointed that WWC final hat-trick hero Carli Lloyd won’t be gracing the cover, the decision to include women’s teams in the actual game-play (as well as on the cover) is a big step in the right direction for the EA Sports franchise.

While Morgan will grace the US cover, Canadian women’s team captain Christine Sinclair and Australian defender Steph Catley also appear alongside Messi in their respective regional versions of the FIFA game. Which is all rather cool, really.

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  1. Mark Spencer says:

    How is including women a step in the right direction? Noone gives a shit…

  2. Jarren says:

    Alex Morgan is an amazing player, but I do wonder why she was picked ahead of the US national heroine, Carli Lloyd.

    Is this, as I suspect it may be, a case of “put the prettiest girl on the cover”?

    Blatter’s “women should wear tighter shorts” in a manner of speaking.

  3. B13 via Blendon says:

    How very PC.

  4. Walt Thiessen says:

    Carli Lloyd should be there, but at least a woman is there. And just because Mark Spencer doesn’t give a shit doesn’t mean that millions of fans feel the same way as he does. B13 can take a hike.

  5. Sarah says:

    Gutted the UK version won’t have a women on it, we’re a bit behind I guess :(
    Ger Bronze on the front cover alongside Messi if you ask me

  6. J says:

    If anything the UK version should include the player who scored the own goal at the women’s world cup!

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