Emily van Egmond has joined Melbourne City for the upcoming W-League season.
The 26-year-old Matildas midfielder joins City on a one-year deal from American NWSL team Orlando Pride, having confirmed earlier this month that she would not be returning to hometown club Newcastle Jets.
"I'm very excited to begin my journey at Melbourne City. The club is extremely professional, second to none, and I'm just super excited to be here," Van Egmond said in a statement.
Alex Morgan will miss the rest of the NWSL season for the Orlando Pride due to a patella stress reaction in her right knee.
Morgan was injured while on duty with the U.S. national team, which won the Women's World Cup in France this summer, the Pride said.
Morgan appeared in six matches for the National Women's Soccer League team this season, four before the World Cup and two since.
"It's obviously difficult to lose a player of Alex's caliber due to injury," Pride general manager Erik Ustruck said...