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USWNT all-time assists leaders: Alex Morgan cracks top 10

Alex Morgan moved into the top 10 assists leaders in USWNT history during the 2023 SheBelieves Cup. (Brad Smith/ISI Photos/Getty Images)

Alex Morgan moved into the top 10 in U.S. women’s national team history in assists with her helper on Mallory Swanson’s goal against Japan at the 2023 SheBelieves Cup.

The star striker is helping to lead the USWNT as it prepares for the World Cup this summer in Australia and New Zealand. Here’s where she sits on the all-time leaderboard.

15. Lauren Holiday — 37

The 2015 World Cup champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist will be inducted to the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2023.

T-13. Tobin Heath — 42

The 34-year-old forward made her first appearance with the senior national team in January 2008. Later that year, at 20 years old, she earned a spot on the Olympic roster and helped the team to a gold medal.

While she played on the 2015 and 2019 World Cup squads, she underwent knee surgery in September 2022, and her future with the national team remains up in the air.

T-13. Aly Wagner — 42

As a midfielder for the USWNT from 1998 to 2008, Wagner appeared in 131 matches. While she won two Olympic gold medals, she was not a member of a World Cup-winning squad.

12. Christen Press — 43

Also ranked No. 9 in goals in USWNT history with 64, Press served as a key member of the 2015 and 2019 World Cup teams. The 34-year-old forward tore her ACL in June and is still working her way back ahead of the 2023 tournament.

T-10. Alex Morgan — 49

One of three finalists for 2023 Best FIFA Women’s Player, Morgan has excelled for the USWNT after her eight-month absence from the squad from fall 2021 through spring 2022.

“Getting removed from the national team gave me a reset,” she said. “At this point in my career, I’m playing soccer because I genuinely love it.”

The 33-year-old forward scored the game-winning goal for the USWNT in the Concacaf W Championship final last July and also ranks fifth in USWNT history in goals with 120.

T-10. Carin Jennings-Gabarra — 49

A 2000 inductee of the National Soccer Hall of Fame, Jennings-Gabarra played for the USWNT from 1987 to 1996. She won the the Golden Ball Award as the best player at the 1991 World Cup.

9. Shannon MacMillan — 50

MacMillan won the 1999 World Cup with the USWNT. She also appeared at the 2003 World Cup even after tearing her ACL just four months before the tournament.

T-7. Julie Foudy — 55

A member of the USWNT from 1988 to 2004, Foudy played in four World Cups, winning two — in 1991 and 1999. She also played in three Olympic Games, winning the gold medal in 1996.

T-7. Heather O’Reilly — 55

O’Reilly first joined the senior national team as a high schooler in 2002, and she played for the USWNT until her retirement in 2016. She won three Olympic gold medals (in 2004, 2008 and 2012) and one World Cup (in 2015).

T-5. Carli Lloyd — 64

After 17 years with the USWNT, Lloyd retired in 2021 with the fifth-most assists and the third-most goals (134) in team history.

T-5. Tiffeny Milbrett — 64

A member of the 1996 Olympic gold medal-winning squad and the 1999 World Cup-winning squad, Milbrett also ranks among the top goal scorers in USWNT history, sitting at No. 7 with an even 100.

T-3. Abby Wambach — 73

Wambach’s prolific career spanned from 2001 to 2015. The 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, she played in 255 matches for the USWNT, breaking the all-time goals record of 184. She capped her career with the 2015 World Cup victory.

T-3. Megan Rapinoe — 73

The 37-year-old forward is in line to play in the fourth World Cup of her career this summer after playing a starring role at the 2015 and 2019 tournaments.

Not only does she create chances for her teammates, she gets on the scoreboard herself. She ranks No. 10 on the USWNT all-time goals leaderboard with 63.

2. Kristine Lilly — 106

The most-capped player in the history of international soccer, men’s or women’s, Lilly appeared in 354 games for the USWNT. Her first came in 1987 and her last in 2010, and between her first kickoff and her last whistle she accumulated 130 goals (fourth-most in USWNT history) and 106 assists.

1. Mia Hamm — 147

Hamm averaged 0.53 assists per game in her career, easily the best mark on this list. She recorded 41 more assists than Lilly in 78 fewer caps.

In 276 matches for the USWNT, she won two World Cups and two Olympic gold medals. She also ranks No. 2 in goals in USWNT history with 158 in her career.