Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan

Soccer Player

Alexandra Morgan Carrasco 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.

Full Name
Alexandra Morgan Carrasco
Jul 2, 1989
5′ 7″
Net Worth


Alex Morgan was born on July 2, 1989, in San Dimas, California. She is an American soccer player and Olympic Gold Medalist who currently plays for Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League and the United States Women's National Team. Morgan has been playing soccer since she was a child, and joined her first competitive club team at age 14. She attended Diamond Bar High School, where she was a four-year letter winner for the school's soccer team. 

Morgan accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of California, Berkeley where she majored in Political Economy. During her freshman year at Cal, Morgan helped lead the Bears to their first ever NCAA Final Four appearance. In 2010, she left college early to join Western New York Flash of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).

In 2011, Morgan won the WPS Rookie of the Year Award after scoring 4 goals and 7 assists with the Flash during the regular season. That same year she also became a member of the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT), making her senior international debut against Sweden on August 6th. In 2012, Morgan was part of USWNT’s gold medal winning Olympic team at London 2012 and was named U.S Soccer Female Athlete of Year in 2012 and 2019. 

Morgan currently plays for Orlando Pride as well as USWNT. She is one of the world’s most recognizable female athletes and has appeared on numerous covers including Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and ESPN: The Magazine’s “Body Issue". In addition to that, she is actively involved in charity work such as helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 or working with UNICEF Kid Power program to help end global malnutrition.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Alex Morgan is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On July 2, 1989, Alex Morgan was born in San Dimas, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2007</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Commits to UC Berkeley</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alex commits to play college soccer at the University of California, Berkeley.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins NCAA Championship</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alex and the Cal Bears win the 2008 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Selected 1st Overall in WPS Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alex is selected first overall in the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) Draft by the Western New York Flash.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Olympic Gold Medal</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alex and the US Women's National Team win the gold medal in the 2012 London Olympics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins FIFA World Cup</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alex and the US Women's National Team win their third FIFA World Cup title.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Alex is named the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year for her activism and advocacy for gender equality.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-letter">A.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alex Morgan is a great role model for young athletes. She is an example of how hard work and dedication can lead to success. She is also a great example of how to be a good person and treat others with respect.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-letter">B.</span> She's an Inspirational Leader</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alex Morgan is an inspirational leader on and off the field. She has used her platform to support causes she believes in, such as equal pay for women, racial justice, and LGBTQ+ rights. She is also an advocate for soccer players around the world, promoting fairness and equality in the sport.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-letter">C.</span> She's a Great Soccer Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alex Morgan is a great soccer player. She has won multiple championships and scored many goals. Her skill and determination have made her one of the best female soccer players in the world.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female Soccer Player to Appear on a Wheaties Box</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alex Morgan was the first female soccer player to appear on the front of a Wheaties cereal box.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has an Olympic Gold Medal</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alex Morgan won an Olympic gold medal as part of the USA Women’s Soccer team in 2012.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Named FIFA World Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2012, Alex Morgan was named FIFA World Player of the Year for her performance with the US Women's National Team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Youngest Member of 2011 Women's World Cup Team</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At just 22 years old, Alex Morgan was the youngest member of the 2011 Women's World Cup Team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Played Professional Soccer in France</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2011, Alex Morgan played professional soccer in France for Olympique Lyonnais, one of the most successful women's clubs in the world.</p></div>


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