Alex Morgan

US forward Morgan joins Lyon to further dream of being No. 1

With the lure of Champions League football proving too strong to resist, United States forward Alex Morgan is joining European champion Lyon in a move she hopes will help her become the world's best player.

Lyon announced on Tuesday that Morgan is arriving from Orlando Pride on a six-month deal, with an option for her to play a further season.

The 27-year-old Morgan wants to make the most of her career as she enters her peak years.

"I hope that this change will help push my game to another level," she said. "I want to be the best player in the United States . the best player in the world."

Morgan has made 120 appearances for the U.S. women's...