Alex Morgan Joins Messi On FIFA 16 Cover

fifa-16-ps4-us-coverA month of seemingly endless historical achievements for the U.S. Women’s National Team continues.

Continuing to bask in the glow of winning the 2015 World Cup, Alex Morgan in her Team USA kit will grace the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA 16 in the United States with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. Along with Canada’s Christine Sinclair and Australia’s Stephanie Catley, the three become the first women to appear on the cover of a FIFA game title.

“As soon as we knew Women’s National Teams were joining FIFA 16, we immediately recognized that Christine and Alex would be the perfect cover athletes based on their accomplishments and what they represent for their respective countries and the sport of women’s soccer,” said David Pekush, Senior Manager of North America Marketing for EA Sports. “They are exhilarating players and exude heart and courage on the pitch, and we are extremely proud to be working with them this year.”

Morgan said on Twitter, “I’m so honored to be featured on the cover of #FIFA16.”

In addition, Morgan helped the EA Sports FIFA team develop women’s national teams in FIFA 16. Along with other members of the US national team, they visited the EA studio in Canada where they spent time with the company’s motion-capture team recording footage to use in-game.