Alex Morgan is a renowned American footballer, FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist.
Biography of Alex Morgan (Age)
She was born Alexandra Patricia Morgan on July 2, 1989 in San Dimas, California to Pamela S. and Michael T. Morgan.
Morgan and her two older siblings (Jeni and Jeri) were raised in Diamond Bar, a suburb about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. She graduated from Diamond Bar High School.
At school, she participated in all sports, and was well known for her speed and sprinting ability. Although Morgan showed an interest in sports from an early age, she didn’t play club football until joining Cypress Elite at age 14.
At the club, she won the Under-16 Coast Soccer Championship (CSL). She was also a three-time league pick and was named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA).
Morgan has also played for regional and national Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams. At the age of 17, she was called up to the United States national under-20 soccer team.
She also played for the California Golden Bears (2007-2010), led the Golden BearscGolden Bears in scoring and helped them reach the NCAA Tournament four years in a row.
Before embarking on the international scene, Alex played for many other clubs in the country. She was with the Western New York Flash from 2011 to early 2012, when she had to leave due to legal and financial difficulties. She was with Seattle Sounders Women for the remainder of 2012.
In 2013, Morgan was one of three U.S. national team players to join Portland Thorns FC in the inaugural Women’s National Soccer League season. She stayed with them until 2015.
Towards the end of 2015, Morgan left Portland Thorns FC and signed for Orlando Pride. She has remained with the club since, except in 2017 she was loaned to French champions Lyon for $33,000 a month.
Due to an ACL injury she suffered in a scuffle against the Junior Men’s National Team, Morgan was unable to train with the United States Under-20 National Soccer Team. before April 2008.
So, her first appearance with the team wasDuring the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship held in Puebla, Mexico – in her team’s match against Cuba, Morgan scored her first international goal. After that, she was part of the squad that represented the country at the 2008 FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile.
At the tournament, Morgan scored four goals in their matches against North Korea, France and Argentina. His fourth goal became the magic touch that won the United States a gold medal. The goal was also voted the tournament’s best goal and was subsequently named FIFA’s second best goal of the year.
Her performance at the tournament also earned her the Bronze Boot as the tournament’s third top scorer and also the Silver Ball as the tournament’s second-best player after Sydney Leroux.
She was adopted by the senior team. Her first appearance dates back to 2010, as a substitute in a match against Mexico. Since then, Alex Morgan has remained a benchmark for women’s soccer in the United States. She was part of the squad that played at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2012 London Olympics – scoring the goal in the semi-final match against Canada in extra time which sent the United States United in the gold medal game against Japan.
She was also at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
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For his exceptional performances, Morgen has awarded several prizes and distinctions, to discover.
- With Western New York Flash, she won the 2011 WPS Championship and the 2013NWSL Championship while with Portland Thorns FC
- Olympic Gold Medal: 2012
- FIFA Women’s World Cup: 2015,Finalist: 2011
- FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup: 2008
- Algarve Cup: 2011, 2013, 2015
- Four Nations Tournament: 2011
- SheBelieves Cup: 2016
- CONCACAF Women’s Championship: 2014
- CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualification Tournament: 2012, 2016
- Best Team ESPY Award: 2015
- FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Silver Ball: 2008
- ESPY Award Top Athlete of Recognition: 2012
- Nominated Best ESPY Award: 2013
- Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year, Team Sport: 2012
- American Football Athlete of the Year: 2012
- FIFA World Player Finalist: 2012
- National Women’s Football League Second Best XI: 2013
- CONCACAF Player of the Year: 2013
- USWNT All-Time Best XI: 2013
- SheBelieves Cup Golden Ball and MVP: 2016
The football superstar’s annual salary in 2015 is $450,000 and his net worth is estimated at $3 million. The bulk of her fortune obviously comes from her football career and several endorsement deals she has with companies such as Coca-Cola, Bank of America, Mcdonalds, Nike, P&G, Panasonic, ChapStick, etc..
Alex Morgan is married to soccer player ServandoCarrasco. The couple first met at UC Berkeley, where they both played football. After spending nearly seven years together, they tied the knot on December 31, 2014.