When she was a child, Alex Morgan tried multiple sports and was not focusing on one. She wasn’t focused on football until she was 14.
When she was 14, she joined Cypress Elite and helped the club won the Coast Soccer League U-16 Championship and placed third at the U-19 level.
She then attended Diamond Bar High School and became a three-time all-league pick whose name was listed as in NSCAA All-American.
She went to pursue her degree at University of California and in her college year, she led California Golden Bears to the NCAA Tournament in the second round twice.
After she graduated from college, she made her professional debut as she was drafted number one in the 2011 WPS Draft by Western New York Flash.
She scored her first goal for the Western New York Flash in a match against Atlanta Beat in 2011. She played total of 14 matches for Western New York Flash during the 2011 season.
Unfortunately, WPS suspended its operation due to legal and financial difficulty. In 2012, she then joined Seattle Sounders Women for the 2012 season.
She scored two goals and served two assists with 253 minutes on the pitch during her year with the Seattle Sounders Women.
For the next season, she joined Portland Thorns FC and scored her first goal for the club in a match against Seattle Reign FC.
She spent the 2014 and 2015 seasons with Seattle Sounders Women before moving to Orlando Pride in the 2016 season.
After making 15 appearances during the 2016/17 season in Orlando Pride, she signed with Lyon in 2017 and made her debut for Lyon in matches against En Avant de Guingamp.
In the same year, she scored a hat-trick against Rodez and helped Lyon get to a semi-final at the French Cup.
After spending a season with Lyon, she made her return to the Orlando Pride and extended her contract to the 2019 season and because of her pregnancy she missed the 2020 NSWL Challenge Cup and the football event put to a halt due to Covid-19 pandemic.
She signed with Tottenham Hotspur in 2020 but couldn’t play for the club until late 2020 because she still regained her fitness after giving birth in the middle of 2020.
She ended her contract with Tottenham Hotspur and returned to Orlando Pride for the 2021 season. The next season, she signed with San Diego Wave FC.
Alex Morgan is also involved in her nation’s team many times and her first appearance for U-20 team was at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship.
Alex Morgan was also the part of United States team at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup that was held in Chile.
- Real Name: Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco
- Stage Name: Alex Morgan
- Also Known As: –
- Nickname: Baby Horse
- Birthday: July 2, 1989
- Birthplace: San Dimas, California
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Nationality: American
- Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
- Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Religion: –
- Profession: Professional Footballer
- Education: University of California
- Hobbies: –
- Position: Forward
San Diego Wave (2022 – );
Orlando Pride (2021);
Tottenham Hotspur (2020);
Orlando Pride (2017 – 2020);
Orlando Pride (2016);
Portland Thorns FC (2013 – 2015);
Seattle Sounders Women (2012);
Western New York Flash (2011);
Pali Blues (2010);
California Storm (2010);
West Coast FC (2008 – 2009);
- Parents: Michael T. Morgan (Father), Pamela S. Morgan (Mother)
- Siblings: Jeni Morgan (Sister), Jeri Morgan (Sister)
- Husband: Servando Carrasco (Married 2014 – )
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- Twitter: @alexmorgan13
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- When she was in high school, she played for Olympic Development Program (ODP) regional state.
- She was called to play for U-20 United States women’s national soccer team when she was 17.
- She was named as the candidate for the Hermann Trophy in her junior days in college and became the top three finalist for the award.
- She also one of the four finalist of the Honda Sport Award.
- She was named as FIFA World Player of the Year in 2012 and became the finalist.
- She graduated from University of California, Berkeley in Political Economy degree.
- Her nickname Baby, her was given by her teammate on the U. S women’s national team because of her running style, speed, and her youth.
- She was in a controversy in 2017 as one of the athletes who visiting Epcot in Bay Lake, Florida, and being verbally aggressive toward guests and staff.
- She married a soccer player, Servando Carrasco, in 2014. They both met when they played soccer at UC Berkeley.
- She and Megan Rapinoe were the first female players to sign the Common Goal campaign, where she donates 1% of her salary to soccer-related charities.
- She holds a black belt in Kyokoshin karate.
- She is a vegan and crowned by PETA as Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities of 2019.
- Her favorite movies are Catch Me If You Can and The Blind Side.
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini are among her favorite books.
- Her favorite soccer players are Mia Hamm and Lionel Messi.
- She likes to drink coffee and her favorite food is Mexican cuisines.
- In 2016, she and several teammates filed a complaint of wage discrimination against U. S Soccer between the men’s and women’s national teams.
- Her net worth is around $3 million.
“There’s those young girls that I once was, looking up to Mia Hamm, Christine Lilly, all those players, and I know how much of an effect they had on me. Knowing that, I feel like I’m in a position where I can really help be a positive influence in girls’ lives.”
“My goal is to show girls that I’m fighting so they don’t have to, so they don’t have to fight the same battles, so they don’t have to fight for wage equality or whatever it may be.”
“To force a change, sometimes you need to stand up. You know what you’re worth – rather than what your employer is paying you.”
“I don’t really have many regrets. I did miss a lot of the events in the days leading up to my sister’s wedding because I was at a U17 camp. There were moments like that growing up when I felt like I focused too much on soccer. But that’s probably the reason I am where I am today.”
“I could always score goals. I loved that feeling of having your team look to you, that feeling of leadership.”
“I rarely felt or noticed any real divide between girls and boys when I was growing up. Maybe it was because I was so involved in sports and competed with the boys. Maybe it was my mom and dad, who constantly instilled confidence in me and never made me feel as though there were boy activities and girl activities.”
“When I prepare for a match, it’s like work, even the way I have to shower and put on my makeup.”
“Whenever people say ‘women’s soccer,’ I want to correct them to say ‘soccer.’ Every girl has had their sport diminished because they’re girls.”
“I’m not gonna sugarcoat it: It sucks to lose sometimes.”
Alex Morgan makes her debut after finishing her college, representing her nation in the FIFA World Cup Women and many tournaments.