The countdown to the women’s World Cup begins. #13 Alex Morgan is the face of the U.S. Women’s National Team. She is the USWNT’s hero.
To help you get ready for the summer soccer tournament spectacular, we’re going to profile some of the more important players on the roster, starting with Alex.
We present some videos, photos, along with facts, figures and stories interspersed- enjoy.
The Diamond Bar, California native graduated from college a semester early with a major in political economy. Morgan is married to Servando Carrasco plays professionally in the MLS for the Seattle Sounders.
How long will her knee bruise keep Morgan out of the the warm-up games? Here’s a video telling us more:
Our most popular Alex Morgan stories of last year
1. Alex Morgan drove a very rare Lexus IS 350 in high school
2. Exclusive: Alex Morgan talks Manchester United, Champions League
3. Exclusive: Alex Morgan has soft spot for Manchester United, Old Trafford
According to a recent story, Alex Morgan was handed the keys to a brand new silver Lexus IS 350 in high school by her parents. Apparently she “earned it” by doing well in school, and exceeding in extra-curriculars. So Alex Morgan was essentially a good kid, we’re told in the Grant Wahl story “Alex in Wonderland,” but then again lots of kids make the national honor society and play varsity sports in prep school.
They don’t all get free premium luxury sedans.
“The 250 is the standard, but she wasn’t having that,” the father of Alex Morgan is quoted on page 54 of the June 24th SI. They could only find two 350s available on the West Coast (Alex Morgan grew up in Diamond Bar, California) so Alex and her father flew to Phoenix and then drove one back to Los Angeles. So she didn’t just have a sweet brand new Lexus as a teen; she had an extremely hard to find Lexus.
The article goes on to say that she makes more than a million per year (mostly of endorsements) today.
Morgan modeling the USWNT gear for the uniform unveil
Sporting the new kit for the World Cup:
Throwing out the first ball at a Kansas City Royals game:
as a Simpsons character
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