- Alex Morgan scored a left-footed stunner for her NWSL club, the Orlando Pride, on Sunday.
- After netting the 79th-minute goal, the USWNT star pulled out a Ted Lasso-inspired celebration.
- Morgan imitated the titular character, flamboyantly showing players how to sell a fake.
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Alex Morgan scored a 79th-minute stunner for her National Women’s Soccer League club on Saturday, and she celebrated by imitating everybody’s favorite soccer coach: Ted Lasso.
The US Women’s National Team striker slotted a left-footed lowball off the far post and into the back of the net to put her Orlando Pride ahead by two against the North Carolina Courage. And after throwing out arms, Morgan looped around to face her teammates and begin her celebration.
She tip-toed excitedly through the box, reaching her hands towards her feet, then up towards the sky, then back to her feet while mouthing, “Ball! Ball! Gimme the ball!”
-Orlando Pride (@ORLPride) May 23, 2021
The 31-year-old’s moves were an homage to a scene from Season 1 of Ted Lasso – the Apple TV+ comedy starring Jason Sudeikis. To craft a trick play in which his star player is used as a distraction to help another player get open, the titular character is tasked with physically showing his team how to sell a fake.
The result looked rather similar to Morgan’s celebration.
After helping the Pride earn three points on the road, Morgan confirmed in a tweet that her celebration was a reference to the award-winning show. Hilariously, the official Ted Lasso Twitter account responded by offering assistance if the USWNT needs “help choreographin’ anything special for Tokyo,” where this summer’s Olympics are set to be held.
-Ted Lasso (@TedLasso) May 23, 2021