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9 - Alex Morrell

Position: Midfielder

Birthdate: 5/11/1994

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida

Previous Club: Chicago Fire

Height: 5'7"

Weight: 140

Alex Morrell signed with the Tampa Bay Rowdies on December 29, 2016, becoming the first new member of the Rowdies’ 2017 roster. Morrell, 22, is a Lakeland native that played youth soccer for St. Petersburg’s Strictly Soccer.

Morrell played college soccer at the University of North Florida. In 63 games with the Ospreys, Morrell scored 10 goals.

Morrell was selected with the 22nd overall pick in the first round of the 2016 MLS SuperDraft by the Chicago Fire. He split his first professional season in 2016 between the Fire and the United Soccer League’s Saint Louis FC.

2016: Four appearances (no starts) for the Chicago Fire, playing 52 minutes … Made MLS debut as a substitute against New York City FC on April 11 … Loaned to Saint Louis FC, where he made two appearances (no starts), playing 56 minutes.