U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan joins FOX Sports’ soccer studio team as a guest analyst for THE OFFICIAL DRAW OF FIFA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CANADA 2015™. The Draw Show, with extensive coverage and analysis originating from Los Angeles and on-site in Ottawa, airs Saturday, Dec. 6 (12:00-1:00 PM ET) on FOX Sports 1.
Rob Stone anchors FOX Sports 1’s hour-long coverage live from the FOX Network Center in Los Angeles, along with analysis from Morgan, former USWNT teammate Heather Mitts and retired national team players Ariane Hingst (Germany), Kelly Smith (England) and Monica Gonzalez (Mexico). Kate Abdo hosts on-location in Ottawa and is joined there by legendary 1999 USWNT head coach Tony DiCicco and FOX Sports soccer insider Grant Wahl. Post-draw coverage continues for an additional 30 minutes on FOX Sports 2, and viewers have access to the full 90-minute Draw Show via FOX Sports GO, the app with live video of FOX Sports content at home or on the go. In addition, the winner of the 2014 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year is set to be announced live during the show. The nominees are Abby Wambach, Sydney Leroux, Carli Lloyd, Christen Press and Lauren Holiday.
Morgan, an Olympic Gold medalist and 2012 U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year, is one of the most recognizable names in the sport. At age 22, she was the youngest player on the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany. The USWNT is among the 24 teams, including host Canada, to learn its fate in the Draw as nations are placed into six groups of four teams each to determine the tournament’s group stage configuration.