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Alex Morgan

Quick Facts:

Birthday: 2nd July, 1989

Father’s name: Michael T Morgan

Mother’s name: Pamela S Morgan

Born in: San Dimas, United States

Nationality: American

Introduction:

Alex Morgan is one of the accomplished American soccer players and she was born in 1987 and she has achieved many feats including the Olympics Gold medal in 2012 and many more. Along with this gold medal, she also won the FIFA Women’s World cup championship.

Entering into her biography, it needs to reveal that this American woman is only 30 years old and she is forward for Orlando Pride in the national women’s soccer league. Additionally, she is also a co-captain to her national team along with Carli and Megan Rapinoe. Let’s explore some important facts which are related to Alex Morgan. 

Childhood Life:

Alex Morgan was born on July 2, 1989, in San Dimas and her full name was Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco. Her father was Michael T Morgan and mother Pamela S. she grew up with her elder sisters Jeni and Jeri in the city of Diamond Bars.

At the age of 14, she joined Cypress Elite and this was her debut in club soccer. Additionally, for coast soccer league championship she becomes part of the club team winning under 16 and she also attained the club team’s under 19 levels and got the third position.

After that, at the age of 17, she was selected under 20 women’s national soccer team for the United States but because of the anterior cruciate ligament injury, she was unable to play with the team in April 2008.

Moreover, she also joined the regional team and state teams of the Olympic development program. She also joined California Golden Bears and she played for them from 2007 to 2010. She also becomes the top three finalists for the Hermaan trophy as a California player.

Student Life:

She studied at the diamond bar high school and during that time she displayed her strength and stamina in speed and sprinting and thrice remained an all-league pick. She is basically a multisport athlete in her childhood. Based on her potential and energy, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America named her All- American. She pursues her higher study from the University of California, Berkeley and she obtains a degree in Political economy.

Personal Life:

She is a married woman and she married her college time boyfriend Servando Carrasco on December 31st, 2014. His husband is also a soccer player and played for Orlando City SC.

Working Life:

In March 2010 she played her first international game as a senior national team player and she played as a substitute against Mexico. Her first international goal came in that same year playing against China as a substitute. Later in this same year, she also scored a goal against Italy and it was one of the most significant goals of her career. This helped the US team to qualify for the FIFA World cup women’s finale.

Then in the year of 2011, she played for Western New York flash and she scored 4 goals in the 14 matches. Therefore, the club won that year's WPS championship title and along with this the regular-season title.

When she was 22 years old, during the time of 2011 FIFA Women’s world cup Morgan became the youngest US player and her first goal in the tournament came against France on July 13 in the semi-final match.

In the same year, she scored her first FIFA world cup final goal against Japan and became the first player and as well as also get an assist in a world cup final. In the year of 2012, she also joined Seattle sounders women and she appeared only thrice for the club. She helped with her performance to enter into the final of that year’s summer Olympics and she also scored a game-winning goal against Canada in the semis.

In the same year, her scoring was 28 goals and she collected 21 assists and she became one of the two American women along with Mia Hamm to score 20 goals and collect 20 assists in a year. Additionally, she also rewarded for the 6th US player in order to score 20 goals in a single year.

She also honored with the US soccer female athlete of the year, 2012. In the next year, she became the CONCACAF female player. She joined the newly established Portland Thorns FC in the year of 2013 and she played for them from 2013 to 2015. In the same year 2013, the Portland thorns won the NSWL championship. Later thorns rewarded her with the Orlando pride title in the year of 2015. This year she remained the part of the US national team that lifted the FIFA women’s world cup. In the year 2016, she scored the fastest ever goal in the history of US soccer. On January 5, 2017, she signed with the Olympique Lyonnais. She is also featuring endorsements of big brands such as Nike, Coca-cola and Panasonic and so on.

Achievements:

  • She also achieved women’s sports foundation sportswoman of the year in 2012
  • In 2012, she also won the FIFA world player of the year finalist
  • She was the CONCACAF player of the year for 2013, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
  • She won Shebelieves cup golden ball and the golden boot in the year of 2016
  • She was two time US soccer athlete of the year in 2012 and 2018.
  • She won the FIFA U-20 women’s world cup sliver ball in the year of 2018.
  • CONCACAF women’s championship golden boot award in 2018
  • Lastly, in the 2019 world cup, she won the silver boot.

Conclusion:

Alex Morgan is one of the best and renowned soccer players in the world. She started her journey at an earlier age and later she completed her study and along with this, she maintained her passion for Soccer. She received many awards and titles which will help anyone to get proper motivation. She is one of the highest-paid soccer stars and she is one of the finest strikers in the game. After Mia Hamm, she is the only one to have recorded 20 plus goals and assists in a calendar year.


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