Alex Morgan Biography
Baby Horse as she is nicknamed, began her soccer career with ‘Cypress Elite,’ and later played for ‘California Golden Bears’ during her college studies. She was drafted first overall by the ‘Western New York Flash’ in the 2011 WPS Draft and went on to help the team win the league championship.
She has played for several clubs over the years, including ‘Portland Thorns FC’ and ‘West Coast FC.’ She became the US women’s national soccer team’s youngest player during the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where she currently plays as a forward.
During the semi-finals of 2021 London Olympics, she scored the game-winning goal against Canada.
In 2012, she became the youngest US player to score 20 goals in a year after scoring 28 goals and collecting 21 assists. She was named US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year that year. Currently, she is a forward for Olympique Lyonnais.
|Real Name:||Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco|
|Date of Birth||July 2, 1989|
|Place of Birth:||San Dimas, California|
|Husband/Spouse:||Servando Carrasco (m. 2014)|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Alexandra Patricia Morgan Carrasco was born on July 2, 1989, in San Dimas, California, to Michael T. Morgan and Pamela S. Morgan. She grew up in Diamond Bar with her two older sisters, Jeni and Jeri.
She was a multisport athlete in her childhood, attending ‘Diamond Bar High School,’ where she demonstrated speed and sprinting potential and was named to the all-league team three times. She was named an All-American by the ‘National Soccer Coaches Association of America.’
She made her club soccer debut at the age of 14 when she joined ‘Cypress Elite.’ She was a member of the club team that won the Coast Soccer League under-16 championship and finished third in the club team’s under-19 division.
She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, one semester early with a degree in Political Economy. She played for the ‘California Golden Bears’ from 2007 to 2010. She became the first Californian player to be named one of the top three finalists for the ‘Hermann Trophy’ during her junior year.
She made her international debut at the 2008 CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Championship in Puebla, Mexico, scoring her first international goal against Cuba.
She competed in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, where her fourth goal not only helped the US team win the tournament, but it was also named the tournament’s best goal and, as a result, the year’s second best for ‘FIFA.’ She finished the tournament as the third highest scorer and second best player, earning her a Bronze Shoe and a Silver Ball.
Her debut as a senior national team player came in March 2010, when she came on as a substitute against Mexico. Her first international goal came as a substitute against China in October of that year.
In November 2010, she scored the most important goal of her career against Italy in a crucial game, helping the US team qualify for the final of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
On January 14, 2011, the ‘Western New York Flash’ drafted her first in the 2011 WPS Draft. She scored four goals in 14 games for the club that season. The club won both the WPS Championship and the regular season that year.
Morgan became the youngest US player at the age of 22 during the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, where the team finished second and won silver. Her first goal in the tournament came against France in the semi-final match on July 13.
She scored her first FIFA World Cup Final goal against Japan in 2011, becoming the first player to score and assist in a World Cup final.
She joined the ‘Seattle Sounders Women’ in 2012 and has only appeared three times for the club. By scoring the game-winning goal against Canada in the semi-finals of that year’s Summer Olympics, she helped the US team reach the final. Morgan won an Olympic gold medal as part of the winning US team.
In 2012, she scored 28 goals and collected 21 assists, becoming one of two American women, along with Mia Hamm, to score 20 goals and collect 20 assists in a year, as well as the youngest and sixth US player to do so.
She was named US Soccer Female Athlete of the Year in 2012.
In 2013, she was named the CONCACAF Female Player of the Year. From 2013 to 2015, she was a member of the newly formed Portland Thorns FC, which she joined on January 11, 2013, through National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Player Allocation.
Thorns traded her to ‘Orlando Pride,’ a process announced on October 26, 2015. She remained a member of the US national team that won the FIFA Women’s World Cup that year.
Her other accomplishments include being a member of the US national team that won the Four Nations Tournament in 2011, the Algarve Cup in 2011, 2013, and 2015, the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament in 2012 and 2016, the CONCACAF Women’s Championship in 2014, and the She Believes Cup in 2016. She was awarded the golden boot for her performance in the 2011 Algarve Cup.
On January 5, 2017, she signed with ‘Olympique Lyonnais.’
On July 5, 2022, Alex Morgan started at center forward and scored two world-class goals in the 23 minutes to put the USWNT up 2-0 against Haiti in a match that ended 3-0 after regulation time to put the USWNT in a winning start to kick off its qualification campaign for the 2023 World Cup and 2024 Olympics
Her off-the-field activities include writing the middle-grade four-book series ‘The Kicks’ with Simon & Schuster; appearing in endorsements for big brands like ‘Nike,’ ‘Coca-Cola,’ and ‘Panasonic,’ appearing in magazines like ‘ESPN The Magazine,’ ‘Vogue,’ ‘Health,’ and ‘Fortune,’ and appearing in TV commercials and programs.
The live-action kids comedy series ‘The Kicks,’ which has been airing on Amazon Prime since 2015, is based on her four-book series of the same name.
On December 31, 2014, Alex Morgan married her college sweetheart, Servando Carrasco. He is also a soccer player who plies his trade for ‘Orlando City SC.’ The couple welcomed their daughter, Charlie Elena Carrasco in early May, 2020.
In May 2022, Morgan and a few of her teammates won a $24 million settlement from their gender-discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation filed six years ago. This will ensure equal pay for both male and female players in friendly matches and tournaments, along with lots of other measures.
Alex Morgan Net Worth
Morgan has made a name for herself as one of the top female soccer players of her generation through her unwavering excellence on the field, numerous endorsement deals, and numerous other media appearances. She has amassed an estimated $3 million in net worth as a result.