103 Facts About Alex Morgan


Alexandra Morgan Carrasco was born on Alexandra Patricia Morgan; July 2,1989 and is an American professional soccer player who plays as a striker and captains for San Diego Wave FC of the National Women's Soccer League, the highest division of women's professional soccer in the United States, and the United States women's national soccer team.


Alex Morgan co-captained the United States women's national soccer team with Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe from 2018 to 2020.


Shortly after graduating early from the University of California, Berkeley, where she played for the California Golden Bears, Morgan was drafted number one overall in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash.


Alex Morgan, who was 22 at the time, was the youngest player on the national team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, where the team was runner-up.


Alex Morgan finished 2012 with 28 goals and 21 assists, joining Mia Hamm as the only American woman to score 20 goals and provide 20 assists in the same calendar year and making her the sixth and youngest US player to score 20 goals in a single season.


Alex Morgan was named US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and was a FIFA World Player of the Year finalist.


Alex Morgan helped the United States win their titles at the 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women's World Cups, where she was named to the Dream Team for both tournaments, while she won the Silver Boot in 2019.


In 2013, the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League, Alex Morgan joined Portland Thorns FC and helped the team win the league title that year.


Alex Morgan played for the Thorns through the 2015 season, after which she was traded to first-year franchise Orlando Pride.


In 2017, Alex Morgan signed with French team Lyon, where she won the continental European treble, which included the UEFA Women's Champions League.


In 2015, Alex Morgan was ranked by Time as the top-paid American women's soccer player, largely due to her numerous endorsement deals.


Alex Morgan was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2019 and 2022.


Alex Morgan was a multi-sport athlete growing up and began playing soccer at an early age with AYSO, and her father was among her first coaches.


Alex Morgan attended Diamond Bar High School, where she was a three-time all-league pick and was named All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.


Alex Morgan played for Olympic Development Program regional and state teams as well.


At age 17, Alex Morgan was called up to the United States under-20 women's national soccer team.


Alex Morgan attended University of California, Berkeley, where she played for the California Golden Bears from 2007 to 2010.


Alex Morgan led the Cal Bears in scoring during her first season with the team.


Alex Morgan was one of four finalists for the Honda Sports Award, given to the best overall candidate in each sport.


Alex Morgan finished her collegiate career ranked third all-time in goals scored and points for Cal.


Alex Morgan graduated from Berkeley one semester early, with a degree in Political Economy.


On January 14,2011, Alex Morgan was the first overall pick in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash.


Alex Morgan was the first Cal player to be drafted in the first round of Women's Professional Soccer.


Alex Morgan scored two goals and served two assist in her 253 minutes on the pitch.


On January 11,2013, Alex Morgan was one of three US national team players to join the Portland Thorns FC for the inaugural season of the National Women's Soccer League via the NWSL Player Allocation.


Alex Morgan finished the regular season as the team's point leader, and joint scoring leader, with eight goals and five assists.


Alex Morgan returned to the Thorns for the 2014 season led by new head coach Paul Riley.


Alex Morgan scored six goals in her 15 appearances for the club.


Alex Morgan scored four goals in her 15 appearances for the Pride.


On January 5,2017, Alex Morgan signed with French champions Olympique Lyonnais for a reported $33,000 per month.


Alex Morgan scored five goals in her eight appearances during the regular season.


Alex Morgan scored four goals and recorded two assists during the semi-final against Henin-Beaumont.


Alex Morgan did not play during the French Cup final due to a lingering hamstring injury suffered during a match against Paris Saint-Germain.


Alex Morgan played in nineteen games for the Pride, contributing five goals over the course of the season.


Alex Morgan spent most of the 2019 season on international duty, including the World Cup, before ending the season injured.


Alex Morgan only featured in six games for Orlando and failed to score, the first time she ended a Pride season scoreless.


Alex Morgan missed the early-summer 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup tournament held following the disruption of the season caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


On September 12,2020, Alex Morgan signed with English FA Women's Super League team Tottenham Hotspur.


Alex Morgan returned to Orlando Pride ahead of the 2021 season.


Alex Morgan registered an assist on the only goal of the game, scored by Sydney Leroux.


Alex Morgan was named NWSL Player of the Month for only the second time in her career in May 2021.


Alex Morgan was named to the United States U-20 women's national team that competed in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile, scoring a total of four goals in the tournament against France, Argentina and North Korea.


Alex Morgan's fourth goal was a match-winner that won the US the tournament, which was voted the best goal of the tournament, and later FIFA's second-best goal of the year.


Alex Morgan was the youngest player on the US national team that placed second in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.


Alex Morgan scored the first goal in the FIFA World Cup final against Japan after coming on as a substitute at the half, as well as assisting on the Abby Wambach header for a goal in extra time.


Alex Morgan's performance made her the first player to ever record a goal and an assist in a World Cup final.


Alex Morgan finished eighth in the balloting for the 2011 FIFA World Player of the Year.


Between January and late May 2012, Alex Morgan scored 14 goals in a 12-match stretch including a sequence of three straight two-goal efforts on January 29, February 11 and 29.


Alex Morgan scored the winning goal in the Olympic semi-final match against Canada in extra time, sending the United States to the gold medal match against Japan.


Alex Morgan's goal came in the 123rd minute, the latest goal ever scored by a member of the US women's team and a FIFA record.


Alex Morgan ended the tournament with three goals, and a team-high four assists and ten points.


In 2012, Alex Morgan led the US in goals, multi-goal matches, assists and points.


Alex Morgan joined an exclusive club as she and Hamm are the only USWNT players to record at least 20 goals and 20 assists in the same calendar year and became only the third and youngest player to reach 20 assists in a calendar year.


Alex Morgan had either scored or assisted on 41 percent of the USA's 120 goals this year.


Alex Morgan's exploits have earned her a place on the FIFA Ballon d'Or shortlist, ultimately finished third in voting.


Alex Morgan finished the competition with four assists and three goals, including the equalizer against Sweden that advanced the US to the final and the two goals against Germany that won the championship.


Alex Morgan previously won the tournament's golden boot in 2011.


Alex Morgan was named to her third appearance on the 10-player short list for FIFA Women's World Player of the Year in 2013 and finished fourth in the voting.


Alex Morgan had a return of five goals in seven matches for the USWNT in 2014 after returning from injury before she reinjured her ankle at the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship, which ruled her out for the rest of tournament.


Alex Morgan was part of the USWNT that won its tenth Algarve Cup in 2015.


Alex Morgan spent two months recovering from a knee injury in the build-up to the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup.


Alex Morgan played in all seven World Cup finals matches and started in every one of them since being restored to the starting XI against Nigeria.


At the first SheBelieves Cup competition in March 2016, an invitational four-team tournament consisted of England, France, Germany and the United States, Alex Morgan was awarded the Golden Boot and the MVP award.


Alex Morgan scored in victories against France and Germany as the USWNT won the tournament with three wins from three.


Alex Morgan scored eight goals during her first nine appearances of 2016.


Alex Morgan followed this up with her third career hat-trick in a win against Trinidad and Tobago, as the USWNT secured their qualification for the Rio Olympics.


Alex Morgan was voted in the Best XI for the tournament.


Alex Morgan was named to the United States' 18-player roster for the Rio Olympics on July 12,2016.


Alex Morgan scored the equalizer in regulation time to draw the match level, but missed her penalty in the ensuing shootout.


Alex Morgan made three appearances at the 2017 SheBelieves Cup, including a start vs England on March 4.


Alex Morgan was then included in the United States 23-player roster for the 2017 Tournament of Nations, where she scored one goal in a match vs Japan on August 3.


Alex Morgan ended the year strong, leading the team in goals scored with seven.


In 2018, Alex Morgan won US Soccer's Female Player of the Year award.


Alex Morgan was nominated alongside Julie Ertz, Tobin Heath, Lindsey Horan and Megan Rapinoe.


Alex Morgan tallied 18 goals total in 19 appearances for the United States in 2018.


Alex Morgan was awarded the tournament's Silver Boot; finishing as the joint-top scorer with six goals but losing out to Megan Rapinoe on a fewest minutes tiebreaker.


Alex Morgan was named to the bench in the opening friendly of the Victory Tour against Ireland but was unused before being ruled out for the rest with a season-ending ankle injury.


Alex Morgan missed the 2020 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Championship and 2020 SheBelieves Cup due to pregnancy.


In June 2021, Alex Morgan was named in the 18-player United States Women's soccer team roster for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


On September 21,2021, Alex Morgan scored her sixth career international hat-trick for the United States in a friendly against Paraguay in Cincinnati.


Alex Morgan cited that he needed to give roster spots to younger players to award them valuable minutes ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup.


On June 13,2022 Alex Morgan was recalled to the national team ahead of two friendlies vs Colombia and the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship.


Alex Morgan was named to the tournament's best XI and was awarded golden ball as the tournament's best player.


Alex Morgan was the joint top scorer of the tournament having scored three goals; tied with Julia Grosso, Jessie Fleming, and Kadija Shaw.


Alex Morgan joined a two-year partnership as the spokesperson for ChapStick in October 2013.


In July 2018, Alex Morgan joined the team of ambassadors at Molecule, an athlete recovery mattress and bedding company.


In 2016, Alex Morgan joined UNICEF Kid Power as a UNICEF Kid Power Champion, in an effort to fight global malnutrition and as well as raise awareness among kids, via the world's first "wearable for good", created by UNICEF.


Alex Morgan was featured in the 2013 music issue of ESPN The Magazine replicating Katy Perry's One of the Boys album cover.


In May 2015, Alex Morgan was featured on the cover of ESPN Magazine with teammates Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux.


Alex Morgan appeared for a second time in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 2015.


Alex Morgan posed for one of the three 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue covers, the other cover models being Tyra Banks and Camille Kostek.


Alex Morgan has appeared on the covers of Health and Self magazines.


Alex Morgan has been featured in Shape, Vogue, Elle, Time, and Fortune.


In 2011, Alex Morgan co-starred with national teammate Hope Solo in a television commercial promoting ESPN's SportsCenter.


In 2013, Alex Morgan appeared in the ESPN documentary series, Nine for IX.


Alex Morgan was a presenter at the 2015 ESPY Awards and received an ESPY with her teammates for Best Team.


In 2018, Morgan made an appearance in the music video for the Maroon 5 song "Girls Like You", which features Cardi B She was joined by fellow athletes Danica Patrick, Aly Raisman and Chloe Kim who appeared in the video.


In FIFA 19, Alex Morgan was featured throughout The Journey as an interactive character and is credited with a voice role.


Alex Morgan was consulted by EA to help give insight and shape the world of Kim Hunter, the game mode's playable female character.


Alex Morgan married soccer player Servando Carrasco on New Year's Eve 2014.


Alex Morgan received the key to the city of Diamond Bar, her hometown, on January 24,2016.


The group, including Alex Morgan, were removed from the park for "trespass" and no charges were filed.


Alex Morgan is an avid martial artist incorporating it into her rigorous workout routine and holding a black belt in Kyokoshin karate.