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Alex Morgan Biography

Birth Name:
Alexandra Patricia Morgan
Birth Place:
Diamond Bar, California, United States
Profession
Soccer player

Fast Facts

  • Ended her college career as Cal's third leading scorer (45 goals)
  • Scored her first international goal in a 2010 friendly against China
  • Was selected with the No
  • 1 pick of the 2011 Women's Professional Soccer draft by the Western New York Flash
  • Has since played pro in Seattle, Portland and (in 2016) Orlando, where her husband plays for Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer
  • Scored a pair of goals in the 2011 FIFA World Cup as the youngest member of a U
  • S
  • team that finished second
  • Appeared in the 2012 and 2014 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues
  • Won Olympic gold at the 2012 Games in London, scoring three goals, including the extra-time winner that put the U
  • S
  • in the final
  • Shared the U
  • S
  • lead in shots taken (17) at the 2015 FIFA World Cup, where the team won its first title in 16 years
  • Authored a series of soccer-themed fiction books for kids titled The Kicks, the first of which was released in May 2013
  • Was part of the U
  • S
  • team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio that was eliminated in the quarterfinals by Sweden
  • Obsesses over the number 13, choosing it early in her career to prove it is not unlucky (and to honor U
  • S
  • player Kristine Lilly)

Relationships

  • Michael Morgan -- Father
  • Servando Carrasco -- Husband
  • Pamela Morgan -- Mother
  • Jeni Morgan -- Sister
  • Jeri Morgan -- Sister