Alex Morgan

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Alex Morgan is a distinguished American soccer player who has accomplished numerous feats, including winning the 2012 Olympic gold medal and the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup with her team. She began her youth soccer career with ‘Cypress Elite’ before playing for ‘California Golden Bears’ during her undergraduate years. Western New York Flash drafted her first overall in the 2011 WPS Draft, and she went on to contribute to the team’s league championship victory. She has played for several organizations over the years, including ‘Portland Thorns FC’ and ‘West Coast FC’ During the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, she became the youngest member of the United States women’s national soccer team, for which she currently plays as a forward. She scored a game-winning goal against Canada in the 2012 London Olympics semi-final. In 2012, she scored 28 goals and collected 21 assists, becoming the youngest US athlete to score 20 goals in a calendar year. That year, she was named Female Athlete of the Year for US Soccer. Currently a forward for ‘Orlando Pride’ and ‘Olympique Lyonnais,’ she has also gained notoriety for her off-field endeavors, which include writing a four-book series and appearing on television, in publications, and with endorsements.

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Youth and Early Life

Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco was born on 2 July 1989 in San Dimas, California, United States to Michael T. Morgan and Pamela S. Morgan. With her older sisters Jeni and Jeri, she grew up in the city of Diamond Bar. She attended ‘Diamond Bar High School,’ where she demonstrated potential in speed and sprinting and was selected to the all-league team three times. The National Soccer Coaches Association selected her as an All-American.

At age 14, she joined ‘Cypress Elite,’ signifying her debut in club soccer. She was a member of the club team that won the under-16 Coast Soccer League championship and placed third at the under-19 level. She was selected to the United States under-20 women’s national soccer team at age 17 but was unable to compete until April 2008 due to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury.

She also joined the state and regional Olympic Development Program teams. (ODP). She concluded her Political Economy degree coursework at the University of California, Berkeley, one semester early. She competed for the California Golden Bears from 2007 to 2010. During her junior year, she became the first Californian player to place among the top three Hermann Trophy finalists.

At the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in Puebla, Mexico, she made her international début against Cuba and scored her first international goal. Her fourth goal of the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup not only helped the U.S. team win the tournament but was also recognized as the tournament’s greatest goal and the second-best goal of the year for ‘FIFA’. She was the tournament’s third-highest scorer and second-best player, earning her a Bronze Shoe and a Silver Ball, respectively.

She led the Golden Bears to the NCAA Tournament for four consecutive years, advancing to the second round twice. She finished her career at Berkley in the autumn of 2010 ranked third all-time in goals scored with 45 and also in points with 107.

Alex Morgan’s Career

Her debut as a member of the senior national team occurred in March 2010 against Mexico, when she came on as a substitute. In October of the same year, she scored her first international goal in a sub appearance against China.
In November 2010, she scored the most significant goal of her career against Italy in a crucial game that enabled the United States to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup final.

Western New York Flash drafted her number one player on January 14, 2011, in the WPS Draft. In the 14 games she played for the club that season, she scored four goals. The club won the WPS Championship and regular season titles in the same season.

Morgan, at 22 years old, was the youngest participant for the United States at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where the team placed second and won silver. Her first goal of the tournament occurred on July 13 against France in a semi-final match.

She scored her first FIFA World Cup Final goal against Japan in 2011, becoming the first player to score a goal and earn an assist in a World Cup final. She joined the ‘Seattle Sounders Women’ in 2012 but only made three appearances for the club. She scored the game-winning goal against Canada in the semis of that year’s Summer Olympics, allowing the United States to advance to the final. The victory of the U.S. team earned Morgan an Olympic gold medal.

In 2012, she scored 28 goals and collected 21 assists, making her one of two American women, along with Mia Hamm, to score 20 goals and 20 assists in a single season, as well as the youngest and sixth US player to score 20 goals in a single season. She was named the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year in 2012.

In 2013, she was named the CONCACAF Female Player of the Year. From 2013 to 2015, she played for the newly-formed Portland Thorns FC, joining on January 11, 2013, via National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player Allocation.

Portland Thorns won the NWSL Championship on August 31, 2013, while Morgan was named to the NWSL Second XI on August 28 of the same year due to her performance. Thorns transferred her to ‘Orlando Pride’ on October 26, 2015; the trade was announced. She remained a member of the US national team that won the FIFA Women’s World Cup that year.

Her accomplishments also include winning the Four Nations Tournament in 2011, the Algarve Cup in 2011, 2013, and 2015, the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2012 and 2016, and the CONCACAF Women’s Championship in 2014. She was awarded the golden boot for her performance in the 2011 Algarve Cup.
On January 5, 2017, she joined “Olympique Lyonnais.”

Her off-the-field endeavors include writing the middle-grade four-book series ‘The Kicks for Simon & Schuster; featuring in endorsements for major brands such as ‘Nike,’ ‘Coca-Cola,’ and ‘Panasonic’; appearing in magazines such as ‘ESPN The Magazine,’ ‘Vogue,’ ‘Health,’ and ‘Fortune,’ and appearing in TV commercials and programs.
Since 2015, the Amazon Prime live-action children’s comedy series ‘The Kicks’ is based on her four-book series ‘The Kicks’.

Personal History and Legacy

On December 31, 2014, Alex Morgan wed her college sweetheart, Servando Carrasco. Additionally, he is a soccer player for Orlando City SC.

Estimated Net Worth

American professional soccer player Alex Morgan has a net worth of $3 million. In July 1989, Alex Morgan was born in San Dimas, California. Morgan is a forward and striker who played for the California Golden Bears and Cypress Elite during her juvenile career from 2007 to 2010.