Alex Morgan Bio, Age, Family, Husband,

Alex Morgan Biography

Alex Morgan born Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco July 2, 1989 is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She plays as a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team. She has since 2018, co-captained her national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe.

Alex Morgan Age

She was born on 2nd July 1989. She is 29 years old as of 2018.

Alex Morgan Family

Alexis the daughter of Pamela S. and Michael T. Morgan in San Dimas, California. She was brought up with her two older sisters, Jeni and Jeri in the nearby suburb of Diamond Bar, located approximately 30 miles east of Los Angeles. While growing up she was a multi-sport athlete and began playing soccer at an early age. She however, did not begin playing club soccer until age 14 when she joined Cypress Elite. She won the Coast Soccer League (CSL) under-16 championship and placed third at the under-19 level, with the club team.

Alex Morgan Husband

She is married to Servando Carrasco since 2014.

Alex Morgan High School

Morgan went to Diamond Bar High School, where she was a three-time all-league pick and was named All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). While at the school, she was known for her speed and sprinting ability. Morgan played for Olympic Development Program (ODP) regional as well state teams . She later attributed the program as an integral part of her development as a soccer player: saying ; “programs like ODP helped me especially because I did come into the club scene late and it was important for me to play as much as possible, play with the best players and learn from the best coaches. For me, that, was crucial to my development.”

Morgan was later called up to the United States under-20 women’s national soccer team, at age 17 . While playing against the men’s junior national team, in a scrimmage, she sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and did not play for the team again until April 2008

Alex Morgan Soccer

She had a first ever international appearance as a senior national team player in March 2010 when she played as a substitute against Mexico. She scored her first international goal while playing against China as a substitute in October that year.

She also scored a goal against Italy in November 2010, in a vital game regarded the most significant goal of her career so far that helped the US team qualify for the final of FIFA Women’s World Cup.

On January 14, 2011,‘Western New York Flash’ drafted her numero uno in the 2011 WPS Draft . She scored 4 goals in all the 14 matches she played that season. The club was lucky enough to win that year’s WPS Championship title as also the regular season title.

Morgan became the youngest US player during the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup at the age of 22 where the team emerged runner up winning silver. Her first goal in the 2011 tournament came on July 13 when they played against France in the semi-final match.

She scored her first FIFA World Cup Final goal in 2011 in the match against Japan and became the first player to score a goal as well as collect an assist in a World Cup final.

In 2012 she joined ‘Seattle Sounders Women’ and appeared only thrice for the club. She helped the US team to enter the final of that year’s Summer Olympics by scoring the game-winning goal against Canada in the semis. The US team emerged winners earning Morgan an Olympic gold medal.
In 2012 saw her scoring 28 goals and collecting 21 assists thus becoming one of the two American women along with Mia Hamm to score 20 goals and collect 20 assists in a year as also the youngest and 6th US player to score 20 goals in a year.

She was honoured with the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year, in 2012 .
She became the CONCACAF Female Player of the Year in 2013. On January 11, 2013, she played for the newly established Portland Thorns FC from 2013 to 2015, where she joined , through National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player Allocation.

Portland Thorns won the NWSL Championship on August 31, 2013 while Morgan’s performance saw her name in the NWSL Second XI team on August 28 that year.

Thorns traded her to ‘Orlando Pride’, an exchange process that was declared on October 26, 2015. That year, she remained part of the US national team that lifted the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Her feats also include being part of the US national team that won the Four Nations Tournament in 2011; Algarve Cup in 2011, 2013 and 2015; CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2012 and 2016; CONCACAF Women’s Championship in 2014; and She Believes Cup in 2016. She won the golden boot for her performance during Algarve Cup 2011.

On January 5, 2017, she signed with ‘Olympique Lyonnais’. Some of her off-the-field endeavours include foraying as a novelist with Simon & Schuster in writing the middle-grade four-book series ‘The Kicks’; featuring in endorsements of big brands like ‘Nike’, ‘Coca-Cola’ and ‘Panasonic’; featuring in magazines like ‘ESPN The Magazine’, ‘Vogue’, ‘Health’ and ‘Fortune’; and appearing in TV commercials and programs.

Alex Morgan Books

She has writen a four-book series called The Kicks. Her books are being used in a Live-action kids comedy series ‘The Kicks’ that airs on Amazon Prime since 2015.