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.”

The Washington Spirit are having a bit of fun with Taylor Swift’s foray into professional sports.

The “Cruel Summer” singer took in an NFL game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears on Sept. 24 before taking off in a “getaway car” with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. During the game, she enjoyed a meal accompanied by ketchup and “seemingly ranch,” a social media observation that has become a full-fledged meme.

The Spirit played into the joke as they extended an invite to the global superstar.

“Hey @taylorswift13… Just wanted to let you know that we have a match this Saturday at Audi Field,” the Spirit wrote on X. “We’ll have chicken tenders with ketchup and ranch on hand too.”

The singer wouldn’t be the first person connected to the Kansas City Chiefs to be linked to the NWSL. Patrick Mahomes and wife Brittany are co-owners of the Kansas City Current, the very team facing off against the Spirit this weekend.

Swift also is rumored to be attending this weekend’s Kansas City Chiefs–New York Jets “Sunday Night Football” game at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. Since she will be back on the East Coast, maybe the Spirit can entice her to Audi Field. After all, she’s a proven fan of the U.S. women’s national team, so the NWSL could be the next step.

Taylor Swift made headlines Sunday when she cheered on Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. But this is far from her first foray into sports.

The 12-time Grammy-winning superstar is a well-established fan and friend of the U.S. women’s national team, in particular veteran forward Alex Morgan. 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.

So in honor of Swift’s continued world domination, Just Women’s Sports has paired her albums with women’s soccer kits from the 2023 World Cup, the Women’s Super League and the NWSL.

Fearless (Taylor’s Version)

Australian superstar Sam Kerr and the Matildas’ bright World Cup kits drag us headfirst into the rankings. Does it get better than this?

Speak Now (Taylor’s Version)

World Cup champion Spain enchanted the crowd at the 2023 tournament with these coral reef-inspired kits.


Red (Taylor’s Version)

Arsenal crashed out of the Women’s Champions League in the qualifying round. Yet despite their run ending so suddenly, they have the whole Women’s Super League season ahead in their classic red kits. So: Begin again?

1989 (Taylor’s Version)

England isn’t out of the woods yet. Despite winning the 2022 Euro title, the Lionesses are still seeking their first World Cup championship after falling to Spain in the 2023 final. But their light blue kits for the tournament will never go out of style.



Are you ready for it? This is the only album on the list not owned by Swift, who is in the process of re-recording her first six albums so she has control of her music. But pairing the edgy “Reputation” with the Thorns’ tattoo-inspired 2023 jerseys proved too tempting to pass up.


USWNT midfielder Sam Mewis is in her Lover era, she shared on the “Snacks” podcast in April. Don’t roll your eyes, but Angel City FC are in their Lover era too with their 2022 pink-accented kits.



The Football Ferns’ World Cup kits pull from nature, as does Swift’s woodsy “folklore.” While July and August slipped away like a bottle of wine, the memories of the tournament Down Under (and of New Zealand’s first-ever World Cup win) will stick with us.


Swift has spoken about the autumnal vibes of “evermore,” and while there are no flannels to be found on the soccer field, the Netherlands’ signature orange kits bring to mind the colors of the season.



The USWNT did not have the 2023 World Cup run they wanted, but they still looked bejeweled in these Nike kits. Ahead of the tournament, Morgan attended Swift’s record-setting Eras Tour, which features “Midnights” tracks as its grand finale, and she had high praise for her uber-famous friend.

“She is so supportive,” Morgan said. “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.”