Morgan went to Diamond Bar High School and was seen excelling very well in soccer. She was mostly picked during soccer games.

In her school life, she was recognised for her swiftness and quick moves, and in the mid-teenage, she was summoned up to the United States Under-20 women’s in the national soccer team. Alex sustained an injury in the course of the caves and stopped playing for a period.

From 2007 to 2010 Morgan went to UC Berkeley and continued playing the soccer in the team known as California Golden Bears. Here the team was recognised for the impact brought by Morgan.

Morgan graduated from UC Berkeley earlier than usual with a degree in Political Economy.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 2 July 1989, Alex Morgan is 30 years old as of today’s date 1st February 2020. Her height is 1.7 m tall, and her weight is 62 kg.

Career

Morgan was discovered by Western New York Flash from 2011 after she was picked as the overall during 2011 WPS Draft organised by the club. She went in the history books for being the first woman from California Golden Bears to be in such a position. The club did exceptionally well during her time as a player.

After recognition of WPS, Morgan stopped interactions in early 2012 as she had financial hardships and legal affairs. She went back to her national soccer colleagues, including Hope, Sydney Leroux, among others. Morgan became very busy with her national team preparation for summer Olympic.

In 2013, 11th January Morgan was selected to join Portland Thorns FC and other two players from the national team through NWSL player allocation. Again the lady shone very well in the team. She plated for the team for three years. In 2015, 26th October, there was a declaration that Thorns had sold Morgan together with one of her teammates Kaylyn Kyle to enlarge Orlando Pride.

Awards & Achievements

Morgan is the winner of WPS championship of 2011 with Western New York Flash. In 2013 she won NWSL championship and seized four awards with Lyon.

Morgan has won nine international awards starting with Olympic Gold Medal in 2012 in her team. She also has quite some personal awards.

Net Worth & Salary of Alex Morgan in 2020

As of February 2020, Alex Morgan has an estimated net worth of about $4 million. Her primary source of income is her career as a professional soccer player. During her career, she has worked with several teams as well as clubs. Morgan has earned money through the contracts that she signed with them. That is how she has acquired her current net worth.

Alex Morgan is an incredible soccer player. She is both the FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medallist. Currently, Morgan plays as a forward for a team in the National Women’s Soccer League known as Orlando Pride. Also, for her nation’s team.

Born Name

Alexandra Patricia Morgan

Nick Name

Alex, Baby Horse

Alex Morgan at the Nicole Miller Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week in September 2015

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

San Dimas, California, United States

Nationality

Education

Alex Morgan attended the Diamond Bar High School in California and graduated in 2007. She then joined University of California, Berkeley and graduated in 2010 with a bachelors’ degree in public economy. Also, her graduation came a semester earlier.

Occupation

Professional Soccer Player

Family

  • Father – Michael T. Morgan
  • Mother – Pamela S. Morgan
  • Siblings – Jeni Morgan (Older Sister), Jeri Morgan (Older Sister)

Manager

Wasserman Media Group LLC represents Alex Morgan.

Position

Striker

Shirt Number

Build

Athletic

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Alex Morgan has dated –

  1. Servando Carrasco (2007-Present) – Alex Morgan started dating soccer player Servando Carrasco while studying at the University of California, Berkeley. Like Alex, Servando was also in his college’s soccer team. Shortly after meeting in the junior year, they started dating. After dating for almost 6 years, Carrasco proposed to his beautiful girlfriend in December 2013. On the 2014 New Year Eve, they got married in an intimate wedding ceremony, which was attended by 180 guests (including almost every member of the US women’s national team) at Rancho Dos Pueblos in Santa Barbara.

Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco celebrate at their wedding reception on December 31, 2014

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Athletic Figure
  • Blue Eyes

Measurements

34-24-35 in or 86-61-89 cm

Alex Morgan on the Hawaii beach in December 2012

Dress Size

4 (US) or 36 (EU)

Shoe Size

8 (US) or 38.5 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

Like most popular athletes, Alex Morgan has a long-term endorsement deal with the sportswear giant Nike.

In 2011, she was signed up as a brand ambassador by the Bank of America on a one-year deal.

She has also done endorsement and promotional work for the following brands –

  • Chapstick
  • Panasonic
  • AT&T
  • Chobani
  • McDonald’s
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Mondelez International
  • Coca-Cola
  • GNC
  • Ubisoft
  • Nabisco
  • Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company

Best Known For

  • Being one of the highest paid female soccer stars.
  • Being one of finest female strikers in the game.

First Soccer Match

On April 17, 2011, Alex Morgan made her professional debut for Western New York Flash in a 2-1 away victory against Boston Breakers at the Harvard Stadium.

First Film

Alex first appeared in sports game Marvel & ESPN Films Present 1 of 1: Genesis as herself in 2014.

First TV Show

She made her TV show debut in 2012 in talk-show Live! with Kelly as herself.

Personal Trainer

When Alex Morgan has an off day from soccer training, she likes to perform yoga that helps prevent injuries. Apart from yoga classes, she also attends spin classes and goes on long runs. Occasionally, she likes to go for swimming. The fundamental mantra of her fitness routine is to mix it up so that the body doesn’t get used to any routine and stop responding to it.

She attributes her washboard abs to lots of running. Alex also occasionally performs ten minutes of abs workout at home. She puts her favorite music on and gets her timer. Next, she selects ten core exercises and performs each exercise for one minute before moving to the next one without any rest in-between these exercises.

Alex prefers to have a big and healthy breakfast. The lunch comprises of lean protein and green vegetables. For dinner, she tries to avoid carbs. She prefers to have fruits and nuts for snacking. However, her diet isn’t completely strict. If she wants a burger, she can have it for lunch. The key for her is the balance.

Alex Morgan Favorite Things

  • Guilty Pleasure – Burger, Nutella, Diet Coke
  • Celebrity Crush – Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Ryan Gosling
  • Songs – Run the World (By Beyoncé), Man in the Mirror (By Michael Jackson), Can’t Hold Us (By Macklemore and Ryan Lewis), Where Have You Been (By Rihanna), Your Song (By Ellie Goulding)
Source – She Knows, ESPN

Alex Morgan at the “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology” event in May 2016

Alex Morgan Facts

  1. After Mia Hamm, she is the second US women soccer player to have recorded 20 plus goals and assists in a calendar year. In 2012, she had 28 goals and 21 assists.
  2. In 2015, the Time magazine declared her the highest earning female soccer star.
  3. Alex Morgan was featured on the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA 16 game, which was sold in the United States.
  4. She has a publication deal with Simon & Schuster to publish a series of books centered around four soccer players titled The Kicks. The first installment of the series was Saving the Team.
  5. Alex holds the distinction of being the first California Golden Bears women’s soccer player to be picked in the first round of the WPS draft.
  6. Morgan’s goal in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup final in Chile was declared as the goal of the tournament and overall second-best goal of the year.
  7. In the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, she became the first player in the history of the tournament to have a goal as well as an assist in the final match.
  8. The live-action comedy series (also named The Kicks) has also been created from her book series and has aired on Amazon Prime.
  9. In January 2016, she got the keys for her hometown, Diamond Bar in honor of her immense achievements in her field.
  10. Visit her official website @ alexmorgansoccer.com.
  11. Connect with Alex on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Who is Alex Morgan, the Female Messi?

Who is Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan is a professional football player from the USA, and she is the face of female football right now. You probably already know the USA won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup France, and Alex Morgan was a major driving force behind their victory.

Standing at a height of 5’7” and weighing around 62kg, Alex is an asset to her team. In 2009, she became the youngest member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team. She was nicknamed “Baby Horse” by her teammates due to her youth and incredible running speed and style.

Alex was the first overall pick in the 2011 Women’s professional soccer draft, and at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, she earned her first Olympic gold medal when the U.S. defeated Japan in the final.

She was also a major player in the USA’s consecutive victories in the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cups.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about her highly successful career in women’s football. That includes the clubs she’s played for, how much she earns and the awards she’s won.

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What position does Alex Morgan play?

Alex Morgan is a centre forward, but more importantly, she’s a great striker. She scores a lot of the goals for her team. In the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the U.S. team scored the most goals in a world cup game ever with a 13-0 victory against Thailand. Morgan led the way scoring 5 of the 13 goals in that game.

Which clubs has Alex Morgan played for?

Alex Morgan has played for football clubs all over the USA and in France. The below list shows all the clubs she has played for and the map even further down shows you where they are!

College Career

California Golden Bears – 2007 – 2010

Senior Career

West Coast FC – 2008 – 2009

California Storm – 2010

Pali Blues – 2010

Western New York Flash – 2011

Seattle Sounders Women – 2012

Portland Thorns FC – 2013 – 2015

Orlando Pride – 2016- 2017

Lyon (loan) 2016- 2017

National Team

United States U20 – 2008

United States 2010 – Now

Browse the map below to see all the clubs Alex Morgan has played for!

How many goals has Alex Morgan scored?

Alex Morgan is no doubt a top goalscorer and an incredible asset to any team she plays for. The below list shows all the goals she has scored in her college and professional teams so far.

College Career

California Golden Bears – 2007 – 2010.

Goals Scored: 45

Senior Career

West Coast FC – 2008 – 2009

Goals Scored: 2

California Storm – 2010

Goals Scored: 5

Pali Blues – 2010

Goals Scored: 1

Western New York Flash – 2011

Goals Scored: 4

Seattle Sounders Women – 2012

Goals Scored: 2

Portland Thorns FC – 2013 – 2015

Goals Scored: 15

Orlando Pride – 2016- 2017

Goals Scored: 18

Lyon (loan) 2016- 2017

Goals Scored: 5

National Team

United States U20 – 2008

Goals Scored: 5

United States 2010 – Now

Goals Scored: 107

What trophies and awards has Alex Morgan won?

Alex Morgan is a highly decorated football player, and for good reason, she’s a great player! Just take a look at the list below to see all the awards she has won throughout her career.

Club Competition Wins

WPS Championship 2011

Team: Western New York Flash

NWSL Championship 2013

Team: Portland Thorns FC

Division 1 Feminine 2016 – 17

Team: Lyon

Coupe de France Feminine 2016 – 17

Team: Lyon

UEFA Women’s Champions League 2016 – 17

Team: Lyon

International Awards

Olympic Gold Medal 2012

Team: United States

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 & 2019

Team: United States

FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2008

Team: United States U20

Algarve Cup 2011, 2013 & 2015

Team: United States

Four Nations Tournament 2011

Team: United States

SheBelieves Cup 2016 & 2018

Team: United States

CONCACAF Women’s Championship 2014 & 2018

Team: United States

CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament 2012 & 2016

Team: United States

ESPY Award – Best Team 2015 & 2019

Team: United States

Individual Awards

FIFA Women’s World Cup Silver Ball 2008

ESPY Award Best Female Athlete 2019

ESPY Award Best Breakthrough Athlete Nominee 2012

ESPY Award Best Moment Nominee 2013

Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year, Team Sport 2012

U.S. Soccer Athlete of the year 2012 & 2018

FIFA World Player of the Year Finalist 2012

National Women’s Soccer League Second Best XI 2013 & 2017

CONCACAF Player of the Year 2013, 2016, 2017 & 2018

USWNT All-Time Best XI 2013

SheBelieves Cup Golden Boot and Golden Ball 2016

CONCACAF Women’s Championship Golden Boot 2018

How much does Alex Morgan make?

According to this article, Alex Morgan has a net worth of $3 million, and in 2018 she earned $450,00. In 2019, due to the success of the U.S team in the women’s world cup, she is projected to earn around $1million. Morgan is also an outspoken activist for gender pay equality.

Who is Alex Morgan dating?

The 30-year-old Alex Morgan is married to Servando Carrasco (pictured above), a fellow professional football player. The couple met at UC Berkley football club where they both played in 2014.

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Last month the pay gap issue hit headlines again, after five key members of the world champion U.S. women’s national soccer team accused the U.S. Soccer Federation of wage discrimination. According to “Today,” when the women’s team took out the World Cup in 2015, they only took home $2 million in prize money to be distributed to the players and the organization. Meanwhile the men’s team, earned $9 million, despite failing to actually win anything. (As an FYI, Germany won the men’s cup, and they took home a mind-boggling $35 million.) Keep in mind that a record 26.7 million people in America tuned in to watch the women’s team crush Japan in the World Cup final, and they’ve taken home three straight Olympic gold medals and three World Cup titles. Also keep in mind that the guy’s team hasn’t won either.

Alex Morgan is one of the most vocal female athletes on the national soccer team on the issue of equal pay, and is one of America’s most prominent advocates of women’s sport. She’s a bona fide sporting superstar, sponsored by everyone from Nike to Chobani, and became the youngest player on the national team at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup when she was just 22-years-old. She then went on to score the winning goal at the London Olympics in a semifinal game against Canada the following year, and hit headlines every year.

So with the countdown to the Rio Olympic Games officially on, we chatted with Morgan to find out the food and fitness plan she’s following right now, the biggest issues she sees facing women in sports, and a couple of her favorite healthy recipes.

The biggest issues facing women in sports right that I’m most passionate about are: The pay discrepancy and the fact that FIFA isn’t paying as much attention to women. Also, the fact that we play on turf, and the men have never played any international major tournaments on turf, they play on grass. We need to get more women in higher positions in FIFA, and to grow the women’s game globally.

I’m preparing for the Rio Olympics by: I’ve been playing with my club team in Orlando for most of this year so far , and with national team we’ve had more than 10 games togethers so far, right now, so just continuing to have good games and continuing to stay fit.

Alex Morgan playing during the 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying in February. Getty Images

My favorite workout is: Of course playing soccer, but if I’m not doing that, either circuit training or doing stations like a couple of minutes each so you get a full body workout in an hour. doing rope work with a big rope, and ball work. I train every day, and usually I have one day off every week. They range from two hours to three-and-a-half, maybe more. We’ll train more if we’re in pre-season.

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The health trend I just can’t get behind is: I’m all about moderation, and I don’t like restrictive diets or to really restrict myself too much. I feel like what you put in your body is the energy and output you’re going to get so that’s very important for athletes.

For breakfast I have: Chobani yogurt with some toppings like fruit or granola, or maybe some agave. If I’m not training, I usually make a smoothie with fruit and yogurt. I usually eat at around 8 a.m.

For lunch I have: I normally have a salad or a sandwich with some fruit, and chicken or lean meat. Or again, I might have a smoothie. I eat anytime after training, as soon as I’m done, which is usually around 12 p.m. or 1 p.m.

My go-to smoothie recipe includes: Fruit like berries, bananas, and spinach, yogurt, sometimes granola, agave or some honey, and either water or apple juice. And I like to put chia seed and hemp seed in it too.

Today I snacked on: Some fruit, and sometimes I carry with my nuts, or like Chobani yogurt, maybe one of their flip yogurts because they’re a good source of energy and have a good amount of protein.

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Thinking about our guys even though we’re in Nash! Get after it @orlandocitysc!

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The health and fitness apps I used are: One that syncs to my Polar watch, and I have the Nike Training app, there are a ton, but they’re the two main ones.

The one thing I’d never eat is: There’s not anything I wouldn’t necessarily touch. I’m not super picky.

On Instagram, I like to follow: Mostly soccer players, to be honest.

The three ingredients I always keep in my kitchen are: A good sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, and I like to make lean meat like chicken so I always have good seasonings.

My signature healthy dish is: A lot of times we’re so busy throughout the day I’ll just make something in the crockpot, and sometimes when I have extra time to put something together it’s usually some sort of meat and a lot of veggies. It’s pretty basic, but I like to incorporate fresh fruit and vegetables. I like to make my own hummus, which I make with Chobani yogurt. It’s really good.

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The most-played songs on my workout playlist right now are: When I workout on my own it’s less pop or rap music, and more Vance Joy, Kings of Leon, Mumford and Sons, and The Lumineers. I listen to that really poppy or rap music when I’m with my teammates.

The best part about my job is: I love the fact that I’m able to use the platform that I have in order to really speak up about the topics I’m passionate about. What I do has a great impact on young girls, and for me it’s important to speak about important issues and to hold that responsibility for inspiring the next generation of athletes.

The health and fitness trend I tip to dominate 2016 is: I don’t know, I stick to my own kind of soccer routine, but when I’m not playing I love to do spin classes and yoga and stuff, and I think spin classes are really popular. It’s a great workout if you can get in 45 minute to an hour.

My favorite healthy restaurant is: I always like to find new restaurants and cafes in the cities that I’m visiting because I’m always traveling around.

Sure, spring just made its grand entrance, but before you know it, temps will rise and summer will be upon us beckoning a wardrobe change into something a little lighter than the bomber jacket and scarves you’ve got on heavy rotation at the moment. Yep, bikinis and short-shorts are on the way!

In anticipation for baring a little more skin, you might be motivated to get moving and whip your body into shape. Soccer star Alex Morgan is prepping for a trip of her own to Canada this June (for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015, NBD), we thought she might be able to relate. As a member of the American team, the Olympic gold medalist is training hard for the tournament. The part she’s looking forward to most? “Standing at the top of the podium at the end!” she says. Get it, girl. In the meantime, Alex took a break to share some health and fitness tips with you.

**Get that cardio in. **

“As a forward, I’m always doing interval runs. I do a 2:1 ratio of running and jogging. So, for every two-minute stride I take a one-minute jog. I try to repeat this at least six times. At the very end, I run a mile at my top speed to see how tired I’ve gotten compared to when I go for my normal mile run. The goal is to minimize the difference in times so I can be less fatigued in the 80th minute of a game. I also do lots of lunges, squats, and core-strengthening ercises in the gym.

Get your mind right.

“Mentally, I’ve learned that failure is sometimes inevitable—especially in soccer. You have a 50/50 chance of winning, but if you’re able to overcome a loss, you’ll be stronger because of it.”

Grab a friend.

“My sister loves when I put her through my national team workout or lifts at the gym. I think it’s always better to have a workout buddy to push you and hold you accountable!”

Believe in yourself.

“Having confidence in any sport you play or workout you do is key. You need to look and feel your best out on the field, on the court, or wherever it may be. That’s why I teamed up with Tampax Pearl Active. I want girls to get off the sidelines and into the game every day of the month. My team also always pulls out the red, white, and blue polish during the World Cup to dress up a little—be on the lookout!”

Create a fitness plan.

“I think it’s important to make a schedule and stick to it. Set goals for yourself too. When you reach them, all the work you put in will feel so worth it.”

“A high level of base strength gives athletes the ability to produce more force, which yields a more powerful soccer player that can sprint and change direction at a faster rate,” Barlow says. “Strength training also decreases injury potential so the soccer athlete spends less time on the sideline and more time in the game.”

So whether your goal is making the A squad or just looking and feeling like you belong there, there’s no time like the present to hit the gym. Try this World Cup-caliber workout from Barlow that’s fit for the pros.

The World Cup Strength Workout

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Complete each of the following five moves for the prescribed reps and sets listed below. Rest for 30-60 seconds between sets, or longer if needed between the weighted exercises.

GIF: Core Performance

1. Mini-Band External Rotation
This exercise helps to activate the glutes before a training session or match. “These muscles are extremely important when accelerating, and decelerating on the pitch,” Barlow says. “Strong, active glutes can also protect against injury.”
How to: Place a mini band around your legs, just above the knees and stand in an athletic position, knees slightly bent, hips back (a). Keeping your chest up and feet firmly planted, bring both knees inward and then outward, while engaging the glutes and core (b). If you feel this working the outside of your hips, you’re doing it right!
Sets: 2, Reps: 10

GIF: Core Performance

2. Lateral Lunge with Reach
Challenge lower-body stability while stretching the hip flexors and lateral torso. “This exercise will help improve hip mobility, which translates to more power and efficiency when sprinting on the field,” Barlow says.
How to: Start by stepping back with your right foot into a lunge, right hip directly over your right knee, left knee directly over your left foot (a). While contracting your right glute, reach your right hand overhead and laterally crunch your torso to the left, touching your left hand to the ground (b). Return to the starting position and repeat on the opposite side (c).
Sets: 2, Reps: 5 on each side

GIF: Core Performance

3. Linear Hurdle Hop
Practice makes perfect, and this move teaches soccer players proper body mechanics when landing and decelerating. “Not only will this improve the athlete’s change of direction abilities, but it will decrease the potential for injury — especially around the knee,” Barlow says.
How to: Set up five small hurdles or cones in front of you, each about 16 to 18 inches apart. Balance on one leg in front of the first hurdle (a). Hop over the hurdle, landing on the same foot, and continue over the remaining hurdles, landing softly to absorb impact though the hips and glutes (b). Be sure not to allow the knee to collapse to the inside upon takeoff or landing.
Sets: 3, Reps: 5 on each leg

GIF: FitBird

4. Dumbbell Push Press
This advanced, multi-joint exercise teaches the lower body and upper body to work in unison in order to produce all-out power. Prepare to strengthen the quadriceps, deltoids (shoulders) and triceps all in one demanding move.
How to: Stand with your feet hip-width apart, holding a pair of dumbbells in front of your chest, elbows bent at your sides, palms facing forward (a). Keeping your heels grounded, chest up and shoulders back, lower into a quarter squat (b). Then, explosively come to standing, driving through your legs to help push the dumbbells overhead, locking your arms out at full extension and bracing your core (c). Lower the weights back to the start position and repeat (d).
Sets: 3, Reps: 5

GIF: Core Performance

5. Barbell Romanian Deadlift
Also known as the RDL, “this fundamental exercise builds strength in the hamstrings and glutes — two muscles which are extremely important during acceleration, deceleration and change of direction,” Barlow says.
How to: Stand with feet hip-width apart, knees slightly bent, barbell in front of you on the floor (a). Keeping your back flat, shoulders back and chest up, hinge at the hips and lower down to grasp the barbell with an overhand grip (b). (Note: an overhand grip is standard, though the underhand grip is pictured in the accompanying GIF.) Contracting your hamstrings and glutes, slowly rise to a standing position without bending your legs or rounding your spine, ensuring the barbell stays against your body throughout the entire movement (c). Lock your knees and hips out fully at the very top of the movement, barbell resting against your hips (d).
Sets: 4, Reps: 6

To watch the Women’s National Team kick off the tournament in what’s being called the Group of Death (pitted against top contenders Australia, Nigeria and Sweden), tune in to Fox Sports starting on June 8, 2015.

Originally posted on June 20, 2014. Updated June 2015.

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Professional and International Stardom

In 2011, Alex Morgan was drafted first overall in the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer draft by the Western New York Flash. That same year, she was on the U.S. women’s national team in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. The youngest player on the team, she scored her first World Cup goal in the semifinal match against France, and the team went on to the finals (only to lose to Japan in a shootout).

Once the WPS league suspended play at the end of the 2011 season, Morgan joined the Seattle Sounders Women of the United Soccer Leagues W-League, along with other U.S. national team members like Hope Solo, Sydney Leroux, Stephanie Cox and Megan Rapinoe. She later joined the Portland Thorns FC and then the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League.

2012 Olympic Gold Medalist

In 2012, Morgan landed a spot on the U.S. Olympic women’s soccer team. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, held in London, Morgan won her first Olympic medal, a gold, with the American team. The team beat Japan, 2-1, in a revengeful match watched by nearly 80,300—the largest soccer crowd in Olympics history. The victory marked the fourth of five Olympic titles won by the American women’s squad since women’s soccer was first included in the Olympics (1996).

2015 World Cup and 2016 Olympics

Hampered by a knee injury during the spring of 2015, Morgan was not at full strength by the start of the FIFA World Cup in June. However, the star forward returned to the starting lineup by the close of group play, and went on to help the U.S. women claim their first World Cup title since 1999.

Three years later, Morgan and her teammates were favored to win the gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games. In the quarterfinals vs. Sweden, she scored a crucial game-tying goal in the 78th minute. However, the Americans wound up losing the match on penalty kicks, marking their earliest exit from Olympic competition in the team’s history.

2019 World Cup

As co-captain of a team set on defending its crown, Morgan set the tone with a record-tying five goals as the Americans trounced Thailand, 13-0, in their 2019 World Cup opening match. Morgan added a crucial goal in the semifinals vs. England — a moment marked by her “tea-sipping” celebration — and helped keep the pressure on the Netherlands in the final as the U.S. pulled away for a 2-0 win and their fourth overall World Cup title.

Wage Discrimination Lawsuit

In March 2016, Morgan joined several of her teammates to file a complaint of wage discrimination against U.S. Soccer, citing inequities between its compensation for players on the women’s and men’s national teams. The matter escalated in March 2019, when Morgan was among the 28 women’s national team members to file a gender discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer.

‘The Kicks’ Books and Amazon Series

In 2012, Morgan signed a deal with Simon & Schuster to write a series of soccer-themed books for young audiences. The first, The Kicks: Saving the Team (2013), became a New York Times best seller, and The Kicks was adapted for a 10-episode run on Amazon in 2015.

That year Morgan also published a memoir, Breakaway: Beyond the Goal.

Husband

Morgan has been married to fellow pro soccer player Servando Carrasco since December 31, 2014. The two first met at UC Berkeley.

In October 2019, Morgan announced she was pregnant with the couple’s first child.

Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan is an iconic figure in the American women’s soccer. She is recognized for her accomplishment as a FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and earning a gold medal during the Olympics. She plays for Orlando Pride and the United States soccer team as a forward. She was drafted as number one in 2011 WPS Draft upon her graduation. Her excellent performance earned her a spot on the national soccer team. Besides playing soccer Morgan also wrote a book series for middle grade about four soccer players, titled The Kicks. She has received endorsements from various sponsors like Panasonic, Bridgestone, Nike etcetera.

Early Life

On July 2, 1989 in Diamond Bar, California, Alexandra Patricia Morgan was born to Pamela S. and Michael T. Morgan. Since a very early age Morgan showed inclination toward sports. She joined a soccer club, Cypress Elite, at the age of 14. Her team won the under-16 Coast Soccer League (CSL) and she was ranked third among the under-19 players. She received her education from Diamond Bar High School. She obtained a three-time all-league pick and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America named her All-American. She played for both regional and state teams while being in Olympic Development Program. To her that program played a crucial role in honing her skills as a soccer player. As she turned 17, she was inducted into the United States under-20 women’s national soccer team.

In 2007, she went to college UC Berkeley. There she played for the California Golden Bears. During her years with Golden Bears she played against Stanford in NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship. She was nominated for Herman Trophy and became one of the top-three Hermann Trophy finalists. University of California, Berkeley conferred upon her degree in Political Economy one semester earlier.

Club Career

Morgan was the first California Golden Bears player to be drafted into Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). She then played for Western New York Flash and scored a goal against Atlanta Beat. Scoring 4 goals in 14 matches she helped her club win the WPS Championship title. In 2012, she joined the Seattle Sounders Women due to some financial difficulties. Also being part of a national team her time was divided between club seasonal matches and the 2012 Summer Olympics preparation.

Afterwards she played for Portland Thorns FC in the National Women’s Soccer League. Scoring her first goal for the Thorn during the team’s home-opener she helped her team win 2-1 victory against Seattle Reign FC. The club was ranked third at the end of the season. Portland won the championship, and her team was titled the NWSL Best XI Second team. In October 2015, it was reported that Morgan was traded to Orlando Pride along with Kaylyn Kyle for their number one player.

Awards and Achievements

At 22, Morgan was the youngest player on the U.S. national team to play in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. She scored her first goal against France during the semi-final matchup. She was ranked eighth in the FIFA World Player of the Year. In the London 2012 Olympics, she scored two goals in a 4-0 win against Canada. Some of the titles she received are down below.

  • FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Silver Ball: 2008
  • Pac-10 Conference First-Team: 2008, 2009, 2010
  • S. Soccer Athlete of the Year: 2012
  • CONCACAF Player of the Year: 2013
  • 3rd Place FIFA World Player of the Year: 2012

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Alex Morgan is the fastest and youngest player on the U.S. Women’s National Team, scoring over forty goals within the short time span of two years. Morgan has been watched by many, but wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for those around motivating and supporting her each step of the way. Alex Morgan has always been a motivated athlete. Born and raised in Diamond Bar, California to parents Mike and Pamela Morgan. Morgan being youngest of three girls always looked up to her two older sisters, and famous soccer player Kristin Lily. Alex states that the highlight of her life was getting a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, but she hopes it isn’t the only thing that she will achieve. In order to be a hero you need to exceed beyond everyone else, such as Morgan did. She wants to be one of the best players in history, and is working hard to try to accomplish that goal. Alex’s talent is known everywhere and without it she wouldn’t be where she is now. As much as Alex wants to be influential on the field, she takes the timeout of her day to help with charities and making her new book to inspire ones out there. Alex Morgan shows hard work, talent, and motivation to make a change on and off the field, which makes her one of the most famous female idols in soccer history.

Alex Morgan proves to individuals that if one works hard and tries to achieve what they set out to do, anything can be accomplished. The Author explains Morgan as someone who is, “Equally talented on the pitch as she is in the classroom, she was named to the 2010 ESPN Academic All-District team” (Official Website of Alex Morgan). This shows that, Alex Morgan is described as not only a hard worker playing soccer on the field, but one in classroom also. Alex knows how to balance soccer and school with her hard work on and off the field. She got an award for all her academic hard work, and was put on the roster for the ESPN Academic Team. Based on the information from U.S Soccer an article entitled “Alex Morgan” it states, “One of the USA’s fastest players and hardest runners, Morgan has become a consistent scoring threat” (Alex Morgan). This information is trying to define Alex Morgan is one of the fastest and hardest runners on the USA Women’s National Team. Scoring many goals throughout her soccer career on this national team, working her hardest she has became a threat to all the opponents she has battled against. As you can see, Morgan’s hard work has paid off and now is one of the most successful players on the National Team.

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The talent of Alex Morgan has inspired many young athletes and brings positive presents to each game. Her talent was showed when she made her first appearance at the Women’s World Cup, scoring her first goal against France: “The youngest player on the team, she scored her first World Cup goal in the semifinal match against France, and the team went on to the finals”(Alex Morgan Biography). This demonstrates that Alex is first of all, talented making the U.S. National Team, but on top of that being the youngest player talented enough to make the roster. She has scored many goals such as, a critical goal against France which lead the team to advance the team to the finals in the Women’s World Cup. In the gold medal match against Japan in the World Cup Morgan makes an astonishing finish: “Alex scored the winning goal in the semifinal match against Canada in extra time, sending the United States to the gold medal match against Japan”(Alex). Alex Morgan has contributed and made an impact on the U.S. National Team. Scoring unforgettable goals that led the team to victory. Morgan one of the players that make an impact on the field, and without her talent the team wouldn’t be the same. It must be said that Alex Morgan is one of the most talented players in the United States conquering many obstacles and being the deadliest players on the field.

Morgan believes that the actions made off the field, count as much as the ones on that is why she takes time out of her life to help with cancer organizations and different ways to influence individuals. Morgan has made a novel to inspire those to do their best, “In this debut novel by Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan, comes the first book in an empowering middle-grade series about believing in yourself and working as a team” (Official Website of Alex Morgan). Morgan does as much as she can off the field to help enthuse others; not only on the field. She has published a book for young players out there to always believe yourself, and work as hard as you can so you can be a better player, achieving your goals. Morgan has been a big supporter and sponsor to help raise money for a cancer organization: “Alex Morgan…Charities/Philanthropies: Susan G. Komen for the Cure…” (Susan G. Komen for the Cure Celebrity Supporters & Events). Alex Morgan has helped with several charities but her most important charity she volunteers for is the, “Susan G. Komen breast Cancer Foundation”. Helping to raise money and empowering those with breast cancer that everything is going to be ok. It cannot be denied that Alex Morgan is selfless and she is a motivated to make a difference outside of the U.S. National team.

The hard work, talent, and motivation on and off the field are what make female soccer player, Alex Morgan a hero. The character of Alex Morgan has made her very successful, being an idol to thousands of soccer players around the world. Something that Alex Morgan inspires me and others around is the effort and actions she makes. Morgan determines others want to try their best, and reach for their dreams, such as she has. Alex Morgan is an astonishing role model helping others, like the cancer organization and the book she has made to inspiring young athletes to show, anything’s possible if you put your time and hard work into it. Having Alex Morgan to look up to has made a big impact in my life, making me strive to chase my dreams.

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Kicking It with Soccer Star Alex Morgan

The next FIFA Women’s World Cup doesn’t start until June 2015, but Alex Morgan is already prepping to help the U.S. women’s national soccer team nab their first World Cup victory since 1999.

The famous forward and 2012 Olympic gold medalist, who scored a pair of goals at the last World Cup, is hitting the gym and field to do her part to maintain her team’s current world ranking of numero uno. But she’s not all work and no play. Below the 5-foot-8 brunette, whom teammate Abby Wambach calls “the face of women’s soccer,” shares her game-day beauty secrets, favorite body part, and Halloween antics with SHAPE, who caught up with her at the ChapStick “Put Your Lips First” ad shoot.

SHAPE: How are you prepping for the new season?

Alex Morgan (AM): The national team has a training camp coming up in a week. That’s pretty much the start of getting ready for World Cup qualifiers, which is a year from now. We haven’t won the World Cup since 1999, so we’re not really taking many breaks.

SHAPE: Is there anything you’re doing differently to train?

AM: No, I think everyone’s training regimen is set. Right now, I’m just getting back into training twice a day for three to four hours. My regimen includes not only being in the gym and on the soccer field but also going to spin classes, doing yoga, going on runs-just making sure I’m fit and mentally in it. I’ll also occasionally go for runs with my boyfriend, Servando Carrasco. But he kills me. I’ll say, ‘Wait up for me!’ He’s a defensive midfielder in Major League Soccer, which is a completely different position from mine.

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SHAPE: How do you mentally push yourself during training?

AM: I try to push myself a little every day. For me, it’s doing 10 more seconds of whatever I’m working on. So if I’m on the treadmill sprinting my butt off or doing a grueling core workout, I think to myself, ‘You can do 10 more seconds, and you’ll be that much mentally stronger.’ After a while, those 10 seconds add up!

SHAPE: What are your beauty secrets on game day?

AM: I’ve been a big Chapstick fan since I was a kid. I love lathering it on. I probably use a bit more Chapstick than necessary. I have some family members who will say, ‘Okay, that’s enough, Alex,’ because I’ll go around my lips like seven or eight times to really lock the moisture. I’m really obsessed with Lip Shield 365 and Hydration Lock right now. With built-in SPF, they’re perfect for the sun even if you’re licking or biting your lips. Other than that, I just wear mascara.

SHAPE: That pink headband you wore throughout the 2011 World Cup became your signature accessory. Do you still wear it?

AM: Oh yeah, every game. I started wearing it six years ago so that my family could spot me on the field. It’s become a staple in my pre-game routine. It’s always pink because of my boyfriend’s mom, who is a breast cancer survivor.

SHAPE: Any other quirky rituals?

AM: Ninety percent of the time when I put on my headphones, I forget to turn on my music. Literally 10 minutes will go by before I realize that there’s no music. Because I travel so often, it’s become a ritual for me to put on my headphones, pull on my hoodie, and just mentally check out.

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SHAPE: What’s your favorite body part?

AM: Probably my quads. I’m pretty big into lifting. Not too much, but enough for my sport-and it shows in my quads. They are lean and muscular, but not bulky. So many people come up to me and say, ‘Are you an athlete? I can tell by your quads.’ People can even spot them through my leggings!

SHAPE: Would you ever pose nude for ESPN the Magazine’s Body Issue?

AM: I haven’t done it yet, but I have done Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, and I loved that. They body-painted on bikinis. That was something that was daring and fun. I was definitely outside of my comfort zone. I was like, ‘Really, nothing? On? Just paint?’ Fortunately, it was a woman body -aint artist. The photos came out better than I had hoped. I would definitely do that again.

SHAPE: You dressed up as one the 2012 Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnasts last Halloween. Was that your idea?

AM: Yeah, my teammate Sydney Leroux and I were trying to think of what we wanted to be for Halloween because we were going to be in L.A. together. She suggested Team USA’s Olympic gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Gabby Douglas. I thought it was an amazing idea. It was the simplest costume. Now we’re in the process of trying to figure out better costumes for this year, which I don’t think is possible because that was the best costume ever. Going as Miley Cyrus has come up, but we didn’t love the idea of one of us going as Robin Thicke.

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SHAPE: Did you wear your real gold medals?

AM: Yes, but then we took them off after the photo. We wore fake gold medals outside of the house.

SHAPE: Do you think it’s taboo when people ask to put on your gold medal?

AM: It’s weird because I’ll meet some people who are like, ‘I can’t touch that.’ Then you have some people who are like, ‘Can I put that on?’, and they’re ripping it off of your neck. I have some teammates who don’t let people try theirs on. After I got my gold medal, I thought, ‘This isn’t just me. It belongs to my team, my friends, my family, the fans, everybody who’s impacted my life-this is our gold medal.’ So when someone asks to try it on, I’m like, ‘Sure, why not?’ I might be a little too relaxed about it, but why would I keep it to myself?

  • By Cristina Goyanes

Here Are Soccer Star Alex Morgan’s Food Choices For Feeling Full & Healthy

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Alex Morgan already has gold medals at home from the 2012 Olympics and the 2015 Women’s World Cup, but that’s not enough. Alex and the rest of the US Women’s Soccer Team have their sights set on gold once again this summer, this time at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil. Naturally, that doesn’t come without hard work and giving up dessert.

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue model talked to Health about her diet and exercise routines that keep her in top shape. I mean, you have to be fit to get on the top of that podium.

Breakfast

“I eat a pretty big breakfast. I’ll usually have yogurt with granola or some honey and fruit. And, on top of that, two eggs—fried or hard-boiled—with a piece of toast if I want some extra energy.” Alex also shares that she tries to stay away from carbs like bread and pasta.

Pre-Workout Meal

“Before a workout, I need substance, so that’ll be, like, eggplant lasagna or veggies with meat and beans,” she said. “I don’t eat many carbs before training, but around three hours before a game, I’ll have banana pancakes; they help me last six or seven hours. Bananas really help with the state and the recovery of your muscles.”

Post-Workout Meal

“For lifting, it’s important for me to get a protein shake in right away, whereas if I’m running, I’ll do a salad with granola, fruit, and maybe some chicken or beans for protein,” Alex explains.

Dessert

“I grew up always having dessert after dinner. Always,” Alex spills. “It’s such a hard habit for me to break. It’s fine to have dessert every once in a while, but not seven days a week! So I’ll switch it up: Instead of having a full dessert, I’ll do a piece of chocolate or some herbal tea with a little bit of honey.”

Workout Goals

“I’m always looking to get my heart rate into certain zones,” Alex says. “Because sometimes I feel like I didn’t have a great workout, and then I’ll look at my heart rate and I’m 175 beats or higher, which is a really hard workout!

Typical Exercises

Alex says that she does interval workouts to make sure her body is always working.

“With the team, we’ll do full-body circuit lifts in the gym—so if we’re doing lunges for one or two workouts, the next workout we’ll do squats,” she says.
If I’m training on my own, and one day I’m doing intervals where I’m striding for two minutes and jogging for one minute, the next day I’ll do something like a spin class. Or if I’m running, I’ll do it on a different surface, like the sand.”

Yoga

Yoga is a twice a week must-do for Alex.

“I love yoga,” she says. “There’s a lot of stretching involved, which helps with my flexibility and injury prevention. Vinyasa is my favorite, as a recovery tool and for me to continue having my legs feel good.”

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