Alexandra Morgan is an American soccer player, Olympic gold medalist, and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion. She is a forward for Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and the United States national team. Since 2018, she co-captains her national team alongside Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe.
Quick Facts and Information on Alex Morgan
|Birth Day||2nd July, 1989|
|Height||5 ft 7 inch (1.70 m)|
|Real Name||Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco|
|Net Worth||2 million|
|School||Diamond Bar High School|
|College||University of California|
|Education||Degree in Political Economy|
|Father||Michael T Morgan|
|Mother||Pamela S Morgan|
|Siblings||Jeni Morgan & Jeri Morgan|
Is Alex Morgan married? Find out about her husband.
Alex Morgan started dating soccer player Servando Carrasco while studying at the University of California, Berkeley. Like Alex, Servando was also in his college’s soccer team. They started dating shortly after meeting in their junior year. Almost after 6 years of dating the couple tied the knot in 2014 New Year’s Eve. They got married in an intimate wedding ceremony, which was attended by 180 guests at Rancho Dos Pueblos in Santa Barbara.
Alex Morgan as a Kid, her siblings and parents
Alex Morgan was born to Michael T Morgan (father) and Pamela S Morgan (mother). She is the youngest of the three siblings. She has two older siblings both sisters by the name of Jeni Morgan & Jeri Morgan.
In school, she participated in various sports and was well known for her speed and sprinting ability. She didn’t play club soccer until when she joined Cypress Elite at the age of 14.
As a kid she won the Coast Soccer League (CSL) under-16 championship. She was also a three-time all-league pick and was named All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
She caught her big break at the age of 17 when she was called up to play for the United States under-20 women’s national soccer team.
She also played for the California Golden Bears from 2007 to 2010 during which she led the Golden Bears in reaching the NCAA Tournament for four years in a row.
Before going international, Alex played for a host of other clubs in the country, she was with the Western New York Flash from 2011 to early 2012. She then went on to play for the Seattle Sounders Women for the rest of 2012.
In 2013, Morgan was one of three U.S. national team players to join the Portland Thorns FC for their inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League, she remained with them till 2015.
Towards the end of 2015, Morgan left Portland Thorns FC and signed on for the Orlando Pride. She has remained with the club ever since. During her period with the Orlando Pride she was also loaned to French side Lyon for a reported $33,000 per month.
Alex Morgan’s International Career
She sustained an ACL injury while playing in a scrimmage against the men’s junior national team due to which Morgan couldn’t train with the U.S under-20 women’s national soccer team until April 2008.
Her first appearance with the team was during the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship which held in Puebla, Mexico. The match against Cuba will forever in her memory as she scored her first international goal. After this, she was among the team that represented the country in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Chile.
At the tournament, Morgan scored four goals. Her fourth goal will go down in history as the goal that brought U.S. a gold medal. The goal was also voted the best goal of the tournament and was later named FIFA’s second-best goal of the year.
Her performance at the tournament also earned her the Bronze Shoe as the tournament’s third-highest goal scorer and also the Silver Ball as the tournament’s second-best player after Sydney Leroux.
She was then adopted by the senior team. Her first appearance was in 2010, as a substitute in a match against Mexico. Since then, Alex Morgan has remained a household name when it comes to female soccer in the U.S. She was on the team that played at 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, 2012 London Olympics – scoring the goal at semi-final match against Canada in extra time that sent the U. S to the gold medal match against Japan.
She was also at the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil.
Salary, Net Worth
The soccer superstar’s annual salary as at 2015 is $450,000 as such her net worth in 2019 is estimated at around $3 million. The bulk of her net worth is from her career as a footballer and from several endorsement deals that she has with companies like Coca-Cola, Bank of America, McDonalds, Nike, P&G, Panasonic, ChapStick, etc.
Alex Morgan kids book
The soccer star is not only known for her kicks in the field but also for her book “The Kicks”. The book is aimed at kids doing middle school which also became the best seller.