Alexandra Patricia "Alex" Morgan (born July 2, 1989) is an American soccer player from Diamond Bar, California. She is a forward for the Western New York Flash of Women's Professional Soccer and member of the US Women's National Team. Morgan was the youngest player on the USA's roster at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup.
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Collegiate and amateur
As a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley, Morgan was the leading scorer for the Golden Bears with eight goals in 2007. Her last goal of her freshman season came against Stanford in the second round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament, tying the game at 1–1 with less than two minutes left in regulation time and forcing the Cardinal into overtime and then to penalty kicks. However, Stanford prevailed, and went on to the third round of the tournament.
Morgan continued to lead the Golden Bears in scoring during her sophomore season with nine goals in 2008, despite being out for part of the season due to national team commitments. The Golden Bears bowed out of the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament while Morgan was playing at the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup.
At the beginning of the 2009 NCAA season, Morgan was named a candidate for the Hermann Trophy Watch List, the first Golden Bear to be considered in this category since Laura Schott in 2001. She scored fourteen goals and eight assists during the Bears' 2009 season.
Morgan is third all-time in goals scored (45) for the Golden Bears.
On January 14, 2011, Morgan was drafted number one overall in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash. She was the first California Golden Bears women's soccer player to be drafted in the first round of Women's Professional Soccer.
Due to an anterior cruciate ligament injury that slowed her progress in 2007, Morgan was not called up to train with the United States under-20 women's national soccer team until April 2008. Her first appearance for the U-20s came at the 2008 CONCACAF Women's U-20 Championship in Puebla, Mexico, where she scored her first international goal against Cuba.
Morgan was named to the United States U-20 women's national team that competed in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup in Chile, scoring a total of four goals in the tournament against France, Argentina and North Korea; her last goal scored against North Korea was subsequently voted the best goal of the tournament, and later FIFA's second-best goal of the year. Morgan's performance on the field earned her the Bronze Shoe as the tournament's third-highest scorer and the Silver Ball as the tournament's second-best player behind teammate Sydney Leroux.
She has been capped by the senior national team, first appearing as a substitute in a match versus Mexico in March 2010, and scored her first international goal after coming on as a substitute against China in October 2010. Her most important goal to date came a month later in a crucial road game against Italy, with a Women's World Cup berth on the line for the United States.
Morgan was on the national team that placed second in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. She was the youngest player on the U.S. roster. On July 13, 2011, she scored her first FIFA Women's World Cup goal in the 82nd minute of the semi-final matchup against France, giving the USA a 3-1 lead and ultimately, the victory. She scored the first goal (69') in the FIFA World Cup Final against Japan after coming on as a substitute at the half, as well as assisting on the Abby Wambach header (104') for a goal in extra time.
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First-team: 2008, 2009, 2010
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During the last few matches, they were watching the action saw women's football star growth potential in the 22-year forward Alex Morgan, the youngest member of the national team and recipient of many Facebook/Twitter marriage proposals.
Although not much is possible in football, or women's sports in General, the beauty of the tournament like this is the storyline that appeared and the performance of the individuals we all watched in amazement. People from all over were watching football, gather together to see the team in hopes of getting the Gold World Cup. It does not resolve we all want, but it's still fun. Was said many times, but let's hope U.S. soccer fans appreciate the relaxed over the tournament because it really is a wonderful game.
Servando Carrasco, a midfielder for the Seattle Sounders of the MLS. Before turning pro, Carrrasco played for the California Golden Bears, and that's where he met Alex Morgan.
Morgan, who also played for the Golden Bears, plays for the Western New York , but recently rose to stardom after scoring clutch goals to help the U.S. Women make it to the Women's World Cup Final.
Carrasco and Morgan make their long distance relationship work since they both have similar schedules and typically talk on the phone during their down time, according to The Seattle Sounders.
Alex Morgan Soccer. Have you ever hear Alex Morgan name? She is one of US Women Soccer team. Alex join US National Soccer Team for U-23 WNT. She take a position as forward. Alex Morgan born on July 2,1989, with height 5-7 feet and stay at Diamond Bar, california. She play for California Club.
Alex Morgan name becoming populer after US Women soccer teams won 3-1 against France in the World Cup Semifinals on Wednesday and bring US to final.She made a first goal as a defenders in World Cup goal. Morgan not only the youngest player on teams, but also most actractive member of the Team. She will apprear in Seventeen magazine for October edition.
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Don't forget to watch Alex Morgan performance with her team in Final World Cup Soccer on Sunday. Lets hope America will be the Champion for three times.
Alex Morgan Soccer - Sweden v USA: Group C - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011.
Alex Morgan of USA runs during the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Group C match between Sweden and USA at Wolfsburg Arena on July 6, 2011 in Wolfsburg, Germany.
Alex Morgan with USA soccer team go to 2012 Olympic champion