30 Astounding Facts About Alex Morgan You May Not Know

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Alex Morgan, considered to be one of the best soccer players in the world, has achieved several feats in the Olympics as well as the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Morgan was ranked by Time as the top-paid American women's soccer player in the year 2015. She was also named as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2019, by Time’s. She is one of the first women’s soccer players to appear on the cover of FIFA video games in 2015. Here are some really interesting facts about the American soccer player that will make you love her more:

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  1.  Her most important goal to date was in a crucial road match against Italy, scored in the fourth minute of added time to give the United States a 1–0 victory, during the 2010 Women’s World Cup.
  2.  Morgan was the first overall pick in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash on January 14, 2011, becoming the first Cal player to be drafted in the first round of Women's Professional Soccer (WPS).
  3.  Her first appearance for the United States under-20 women’s national soccer team occurred during the 2008 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Puebla, Mexico, where she scored her first international goal against Cuba.
  4.  Her performance during the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, earned her the Bronze Shoe as the tournament's third-highest scorer and the Silver Ball as the tournament's second-best player behind teammate Sydney Leroux.
  5.  On September 12, 2020, Morgan signed a contract with English FA Women's Super League team Tottenham Hotspur, and made her Spurs debut on November 7, 2020, appearing as a 69th minute substitute in a 1–1 WSL draw against Reading.
  6.  Alexandra Patricia Morgan was born on July 2, 1989 to Michael Morgan and Pamela in the Los Angeles County suburb of San Dimas, California.
  7.  She has two older sisters – Jeni and Jeri. The sisters were raised together in the suburb of Diamond Bar. She started playing soccer at a very young age and her father was among her first coaches.
  8.  Growing up, Alex was a multi-sport athlete. However, she did not begin playing club soccer until age 14 when she joined Cypress Elite.
  9.  With the club team, she won the Coast Soccer League (CSL) under-16 championship and placed third at the under-19 level.
  10.  She was a three-time all-league pick in the Diamond Bar High School and was also named All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
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  12.  During her school days, she also played for the Olympic Development Program regional as well as the state teams. She often credits ODP program as an integral part of her development as a soccer player.
  13.  At age 17, Morgan was called up to the United States under-20 women's national soccer team, but was not able to play for the team until April 2008, due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
  14.  Morgan attended UC Berkeley, where she played for the California Golden Bears from 2007 to 2010, leading them in scoring in her very first season with them.
  15.  In her junior year, when she was named for the Hermann Trophy, Morgan became the first Golden Bear to be one of the top three finalists for the award.
  16.  She was also one of the four finalists for the Honda Sports Award, given to the best overall candidate in each sport.
  17.  She graduated with a degree in Political Economy from Berkeley one semester early, finishing her collegiate career ranking third all-time in goals scored (45) and points (106) for Cal.
  18.  On May 1, 2011, she scored her first goal for the Western New York Flash during the team's home opener—a 3–0 win over the Atlanta Beat.
  19.  For the 2012 season, she joined the Seattle Sounders Women, along with her national teammates Hope Solo, Megan Rapinor, Sydney Leroux and Stephanie Cox.
  20.  She was able to make only three regular season appearances due to her commitments and preparation for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
  21.  Morgan was one of three U.S. 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 on January 11, 2013.
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  23.  During the 2014 season, under the new head coach Paul Riley, she scored six goals in her 15 appearances for the Thorns.
  24.  On October 26, 2015, it was announced that the Thorns had traded Morgan, along with teammate Kaylyn Kyle, to an expansion team Orlando Pride.
  25.  She went on to sign with French champions Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon) for a reported $33,000 per month on January 5, 2017, debut on the January 14, 2017 3–0 win against En Avant de Guingamp in which she recorded two assists.
  26.  Her fourth goal during the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, which was a match-winner for the U.S., was voted as the best goal of the tournament, as well as FIFA's second-best goal of the year.
  27.  She was the youngest player on the U.S. national team that placed second in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. She is also the first player to ever record a goal and an assist in a World Cup final.
  28.  She married soccer player Servando Carrasco on December 31, 2014, whom she met at UC Berkeley. The couple welcomed their daughter Charlie Elena Carrosca, on May 7, 2020.
  29.  She, along with Megan Rapinoe, were the first two female players in the US to sign up for the Common Goal campaign, through which players donate 1% of their wages to support soccer related charities.
  30.  For the inaugural CONCACAF Awards, she was recognized as the CONCACAF 2013 Female Player of the Year. She was also the youngest player to be selected to the US Soccer's All-Time Women's National Team Best XI.
  31.  In 2016, 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.
  32.  Morgan made her acting debut in the direct-to-video film “Alex & Me,” with co-star Siena Agudong, where she portrays a poster of herself who comes to life, in June 2018.
  33.  Alex Morgan Net Worth: $3 Million

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