MORGAN Alex

2 Jul 1989
32
Female
1.70/5'6''
SAN DIMAS, CA
 
United States of America

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
FBL Football Women 3 Bronze Medal

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Tokyo Stadium
SWE
Sweden
3
USA
United States
0
Finished
Saitama Stadium
NZL
New Zealand
1
USA
United States
6
Finished
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium
USA
United States
0
AUS
Australia
0
Finished
International Stadium Yokohama
NED
Netherlands
2
 (2)
USA
United States
2
 (4)
PSO
Finished
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium
USA
United States
0
CAN
Canada
1
Finished
Ibaraki Kashima Stadium
AUS
Australia
3
USA
United States
4
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

:
Olympic Games
RankEventYearLocation
1Senior2012London, GBR
5Senior2016Rio de Janeiro, BRA

FIFA Women's World Cup
RankEventYearLocation
1Senior2019France
1Senior2015Canada
2Senior2011Germany

CONCACAF Women's Championship
RankEventYearLocation
1Senior2018United States of America
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Al, Ali, Ali Cat, A-Mor (calbears.com, 01 Jan 2011)
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Athlete
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Political Studies - University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
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Husband Servando Carrasco, daughter Charlie [2020]
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English, Spanish
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Tottenham Hotspur [London, GBR] since 2020/21
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Rehanne Skinner [club], GBR; Vlatko Andonovski [national], MKD
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Forward (ussoccer.com, 04 Apr 2019)
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Left-footed (theguardian.com, 01 Jul 2019)
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Her husband Servando Carrasco has played football in Major League Soccer [MLS] in the United States of America, for clubs including LA Galaxy and Orlando City SC. (goodhousekeeping.com, 02 Jul 2019)
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2010 for United States of America Against Mexico, in Sandy, UT, United States of America (bigapplesoccer.com, 23 Jan 2011)
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She missed the final six weeks of the 2019 National Women's Soccer League [NWSL] season after sustaining a patella stress reaction in her right knee. (orlandocitysc.com, 16 Sep 2019)

In 2007 during her senior year at Diamond Bar High School in California, United States of America, she suffered an anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] injury in her knee. She underwent surgery and returned five months later. (wsj.com, 08 Oct 2012)
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Women's Super League [ENG] (bbc.co.uk, 21 Sep 2020)
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She began playing football at age five, and joined her first team at age 14. (businessinsider.com, 14 Oct 2016; ussoccer.com, 04 Apr 2019)
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She played a number of sports in high school before deciding to prioritise football at age 14. "I went to [US football players] Mia Hamm, Joy Fawcett and Julie Foudy's retirement game in 2004 and that's when I really started to focus on soccer." (calbears.com, 01 Jan 2011; bleacherreport.com, 15 Jul 2011)
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To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (usatoday.com, 12 Nov 2019)
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US football players Abby Wambach and Mia Hamm. (ussoccer.com, 02 Mar 2019; si.com, 24 Jun 2013)
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Her parents. (businessinsider.com, 14 Oct 2016)
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"On the field you can't control the weather or the quality of the turf. You can't control how well your teammates play, or how perfectly the ball comes to you. You have to control your attitude, your life, your mindset. You have to trust in the process, in yourself, in the support system that you've created." (glamour.com, 31 Mar 2020)
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At the 2019 World Cup in France, she won the Silver Boot as the tournament's second-leading scorer. (fifa.com, 07 Jul 2019)

In 2012 and 2018 she was named US Soccer Female Player of the Year. (orlandocitysc.com, 02 May 2019)

In 2013, 2016 and 2017 she was named Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football [CONCACAF] Female Player of the Year, as well as being included in the 2016 and 2017 CONCACAF Female Best XI. (orlandocitysc.com, 02 May 2019)

In 2016 she won the Golden Boot and Most Valuable Player [MVP] awards at the SheBelieves Cup in the United States of America. (businessinsider.com, 08 Jul 2019)

In 2013 she was named to the US Soccer All-Time Women's National Team Best XI. (businessinsider.com, 08 Jul 2019)

During her time at the University of California, she was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in 2007, to the All-Pac-10 First Team in 2009, and to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America [NSCAA] All-America First Team and All-Pac-10 First Team in 2010. (calbears.com, 01 Jan 2011)

At the 2008 U20 World Cup in Chile, she won the Silver Ball as the tournament's second-best player and the Bronze Shoe as the third-leading scorer. (calbears.com, 01 Jan 2011)

General Interest

General
MOTHERHOOD
In October 2019 she announced she was expecting to give birth in April 2020, but still hoped to return in time to compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. She gave birth to a daughter in May 2020 after the Games had been postponed. "There are so many women that have been able to come back to their respective sport after pregnancy and continue to have a successful family while playing the sport that they love at the highest level. I plan to follow in those footsteps and be one of those women who have a family and carry my daughter around as I'm going to the next city to play. And I still want to continue to enjoy the sport that I've been playing for all my life. After having a healthy baby, I want to get back with the national team and look forward to playing in Tokyo." (usatoday.com, 12 Nov 2019; espn.co.uk, 09 May 2020)

OTHER ACTIVITIES
She has authored a series of fictional children's books about football called 'The Kicks' and the books were adapted into a television series in 2015. She also starred as herself in the 2018 US football film 'Alex & Me', with the plot involving her helping a schoolgirl to play for a local team. (sportspromedia.com, 23 Jul 2019; imdb.com, 26 Jun 2015)

Legend
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Bronze Medal
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
PSO:
Penalty Shoot-out
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