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NWSL endorses Alex Morgan’s ‘open invitation’ to Taylor Swift

Alex Morgan and Taylor Swift attend the Teen Choice Awards in August 2019. (Kevin Mazur/Fox/Getty Images for FOX)

Alex Morgan wants to show her friend Taylor Swift how much fun “real football” can be during the NWSL playoffs.

After leading the San Diego Wave to the NWSL Shield and the No. 1 seed in the postseason, Morgan issued the invitation to the 12-time Grammy-winning superstar.

“There is an open invitation, always,” she said. “American football games are fun, but real football is more fun I think.”

The NWSL endorsed Morgan’s message, posting the quote on social media with the caption: “What would happen if you just called Taylor up?” In a video with the U.S. women’s national team in April, the 34-year-old forward revealed Swift as the most famous contact in her phone.

Swift is a well-established friend of Morgan and fan of the USWNT. She hosted the 2015 World Cup-winning team on stage at her 1989 World Tour, and she announced Morgan’s place on the 2023 World Cup roster.

“I mean, she’s honestly one of the best humans that I’ve ever come across,” Morgan told Entertainment Tonight in July. “She is so supportive. She’s all about women empowerment. We both share our favorite number, number 13, born the same year, in 1989. We’ve just been really supportive of each other’s careers.”

Swift’s recent connection to the Kansas City Chiefs also could pull her into NWSL circles. She has been spending time with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and she has been spotted at his games alongside Kansas City Current co-owner Brittany Mahomes. Mahomes already brought her husband, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, into the fold.

The Current pointed out the connection on social media, writing in response to the NWSL’s post: “Taylor Swift knows KC is the move.”