Alex Morgan: USA’s World Cup hero (photos and bio)

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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 Morgan.

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Alex Morgan & Company Dominate Canada; Advance to London 2012

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U.S. WNT forward Alex Morgan scored the first and fourth goal in the team’s 4-0 victory over Canada.The official player of the game added two assists, and the U.S. Women’s National Team win in front of a sold-out crowd of 25,427 at BC Place took the championship of the 2012 CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament.

Both teams sealed their berths to the 2012 London Olympics with semifinal wins last Friday, but still brought their A Game in front of a CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying-record crowd.

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Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Abby Wambach up for FIFA Player of the Year

The banner year for the USWNT continues as the World Cup run led to their three main stars: Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, and Abby Wambach being nominated for the highest individual honor a women’s soccer player can achieve.

The following ten women soccer players are up for the title of FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year 2011:

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Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, Abby Wambach do 2011 Chicago Marathon

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USWNT soccer stars Hope Solo, Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach came to my hometown today to run part of the 2011 Chicago Marathon. And serve as celebrity, guests? hosts? I don’t know what title one gives to celebrities in marathons. Anyways, here are some photos, and tweets from it.

Photo credit Hope Solo on WhoSay

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Alex Morgan, Hope Solo Twitterverse Growning Exponentially

As USWNT members Hope Solo and Alex Morgan see their Q ratings soar into the stratosphere, their presence on Twitter grows exponentially as well. Morgan has over 233,000 Twitter followers, Solo has over 310,000.

With it has come the fan accounts, with goofy clever names, such as…

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Alex Morgan, USWNT Support Hope Solo on Dancing With The Stars

Alex Morgan Scores! U.S. Women Beat Canada 3-0

U.S. Women soccer won their Celebration Series Match in Portland late tonight over Canada 3-0.

Abby Wambach scored two goals and Alex Morgan netted the third in the second half as the U.S. Women’s National Team Shut out Canada.

Beginning of bigger things for Morgan?

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Hope Solo DWTS Pics, Alex Morgan Talks Newfound Stardom

U.S. Women’s soccer was the water cooler talk of the summer just like Michael Phelps was the trending topic of summer 2008. The World Cup runner-up squad became new media darlings. Especially true for the team’s best player Abby Wambach, and the two extremely photogenic athletes, Hope Solo and Alex Morgan.

Solo is doing ABC’s “Dancing with Stars.” See here new pics from the show after the jump.

(h/t to Terez Owens)

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Alex Morgan Throws out 1st Pitch at Kansas City Royals Game

The AL Central race has long been over. And the Kansas City Royals season has pretty much been over since May (what else is new?), but tonight’s MLB contest between the Royals and the Chicago White Sox did have one thing going for it, which was actually very nice.

U.S. Women’s soccer star and media darling Alex Morgan threw out the first pitch.

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Hope Solo and Alex Morgan Dancing (New Video Game Ad)

Hope Solo and Alex Morgan, everyone’s two favorite U.S. women’s soccer players are back, with a new product to plug. “Just Dance Summer Party” for the Nintendo Wii is an interactive game to shake your groove thang. Watch the advertisement featuring Solo and Morgan getting jiggy after the jump.

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Alex Morgan and Hope Solo Reunite for First Time After World Cup

As you can see from the photo, Alex Morgan and Hope Solo tweeted out today, the media darlings of U.S. Women’s soccer got together today for the first time since the World Cup. They attended a Seattle Sounders MLB soccer match at Qwest Stadium; and they were joined by Solo’s partner on “Dancing with the Stars” Maksim Chmerkovskiy (did I spell that right? I hope so)

You remember him? He was once rumored to be dating Erin Andrews. Lucky Bastard!

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New Alex Morgan Soccer Video Becoming YouTube Sensation

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The unofficial Alex Morgan highlight film is burning up the internet. Posted on YouTube just two days ago, it’s already up to almost 20,000 views. The song is ”Time of Your Life” by David Cook. Morgan herself tweeted out the link herself. “Thanks to who put together this video its awesome!!” She tweeted 19 hours ago about the video.

It has some of that “Baywatch” slow motion running element, so therefore enjoy!

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