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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Gretchen Bleiler is a name you need to know for Sochi

Gretchen Bleiler is one of the names you need to know when the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics gets going early next month. Gretchen Bleiler received a lot of publicity in October of 2011 when she appeared in ESPN the magazine’s “Body Issue.” Although the main star of that show was soccer star Hope Solo, pretty much naked almost on the cover.

32-year-old Gretchen Bleiler is an halfpipe snowboarder from Toledo who currently resides in Aspen.

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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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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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USA Soccer’s Alex Morgan to Appear in October Issue of Seventeen Magazine

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For the past week or so, she’s been America’s collective crush. And when she scored the goal that put the USA up 1-0 over Japan in the World Cup Final, she became a household name. Unfortunately, we lost that match on penalty kicks. Had we won, then a new star would have truly been born yesterday.

Alex Morgan, the youngest member of the U.S. World Cup Soccer Team, will be featured in the upcoming October issue of Seventeen magazine.  And The Sports Bank has acquired an excerpt for you.

Go here for the Alex Morgan photo gallery

And go here to see how Morgan fared in “hotness poll” versus Hope Solo.

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