Alex Morgan Biography: Alex Morgan is an American footballer who plays forward for the Orlando Pride, the National Women’s Soccer League as well as the United States national team.
She is a well known American footballer who had achieved several feats, including the Olympic gold medal in 2012 and the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015. She had played with Cypress Elite and California Golden Bears during her college days. She was drafted as numero uno by Western New York during 2011 WPS Draft and has contributed significantly to her team’s league championship win.
During the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she becomes the youngest player of the US women’s national football team to feature in the perennial event. She netted the winning goal against Canada during the Semi-final of the 2012 London Olympics. Alex became the youngest player to score 20 goals in a year during 2012 season.
She was also named as the US Soccer Female Athlete in the same year. Despite football, she has made names as an author of a book, as a T.V personality and also as the face of many endorsements products.
Alex was born on 2nd of July, 1989 in San Dimas, California to Michael T. Morgan and Pamela S. She has two elder sisters, Jeni and Jeri. She was a multisport athlete since his childhood. She studied at the Diamond Bar High School, where her potential in speed and sprinting improved thrice.
At the age of 14, she joined Cypress Elite where she got the initial training, followed which she was promoted to the Under-16 group. Being a part of the Under-16, she helped her team win the Coast Soccer league Championship. Later she attained the third position in the Under-19 level team.
At the age of 17, she was selected for the United States Under-20 women’s national soccer team, but due to an injury, she wasn’t able to play a single match until 2008 April.
After completing her studies a year early, she joined the California Golden Bears and played for the three years, starting from 2007 to 2010. During this period, she emerged amongst the top three finalists for the Herman Trophy.
She made her international debut and netted her first goal, at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship held in Mexico against Cuba. For the Golden Bears, she led the club to the NCAA Tournament continuously for four years.
Alex Morgen tied the knots with her college boyfriend Servando Carrasco, on December 31, 2014.
In 2010, she made her first international debut as a part of the senior national team player, playing against Mexico as a substitute. She netted her first international goal against China as a substitute in October the same year.
Following the game, she netted a goal against Italy, which is considered her so far most significant goal as it helped the US team to qualify for the Finals of FIFA Women’s World Cup. At the age of 22 she debuted in 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and became the Youngest US Player to do so.
She also netted her first goal in the match against France on 13th July in the semi-final match. At the FIFA world cup, she netted again a helpful goal against Japan and became the first US female player to do so. She joined Seattle Sounders Women in 2012 and appeared only thrice for the club.
In 2012 she was honoured with the U.S Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and CONCACAF Female Player of the year in 2013.
She joined Portland thorns FC on 11th January 2013 and bought the NWSL Championship on August 31, 2013. On 26 October 2015 she was transferred to Orlando Pride. In the same year, she remained part of the US national team for which she won four nations tournament in 2011, Algarve Cup in 2011, 2013 and 2015; CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2012 and 2016; CONCACAF Women’s Championship in 2014. She has won the golden boot for her performance during Algarve Cup 2011.
|West Coast FC||2008-09|
|Western New York Flash||2011|
|Portland Thorns FC||2013-15|
Western New York Flash
- WPS Championship: 2011
Portland Thorns FC
- NWSL Championship: 2013
- Division 1 Féminine: 2016–17
- Coupe de France Féminine: 2016–17
- UEFA Women’s Champions League: 2016–17
- Olympic Gold Medal: 2012
- FIFA Women’s World Cup: 2015, 2019
- FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: 2008
- Algarve Cup: 2011, 2013, 2015
- Four Nations Tournament: 2011
- SheBelieves Cup: 2016, 2018
- CONCACAF Women’s Championship: 2014, 2018
- CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament: 2012, 2016
- ESPY AwardBest Team: 2015, 2019
- FIFA U-20 Women’s World CupSilver Ball: 2008
- ESPY AwardBest Female Athlete: 2019
- ESPY AwardBest Breakthrough Athlete nominee: 2012
- ESPY Award Best Moment nominee: 2013
- Women’s Sports FoundationSportswoman of the Year, Team Sport: 2012
- S. Soccer Athlete of the Year: 2012 2018
- FIFA World Player of the Year finalist: 2012
- National Women’s Soccer LeagueSecond Best XI: 2013, 2017
- CONCACAFPlayer of the Year: 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
- USWNT All-Time Best XI: 2013
- SheBelieves CupGolden boot and Golden ball: 2016
- FIFPro: FIFPro World XI 2016, 2017
- CONCACAF Women’s Championship golden boot: 2018
Height: 5ft 7in
Weight: 62 kg
Eye colour: Blue
Hair colour: Blond
Full Name: Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco
Date of Birth: 2nd July 1998
Place of Birth: San Dimas, California
Playing Position: striker
Nickname: Baby Horse
EDUCATION: University of California
Relationships: Servando Carrasco
Alex indulged herself into a controversy in a match against England where the 30-year-old ran over to the side-lines after scoring the winning header before stopping to sip an imaginary cup of tea.
3.2 Million dollars