Early Life and Education
Alex Morgan was born on 2nd July, 1989 in Diamond Bar, California to Michael T. Morgan and Pamela S. Morgan. While growing up she was active in many types of sports but did not start playing club soccer until she was age 14. However within only 3 years Alex was invited to join the under-17 and under-20 national teams. The then went to Diamond Bar High School where she became an all league pick three times and was subsequently named an NSCAA all American.
When she joined the University of California, Berkeley Alex Morgan became the leading scorer. The last goal as a freshman was against Stanford in the 2nd round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament which tied the game at 1-1 with less than two minutes on the clock. The goal forced the Cardinal into overtime and further to penalty kicks. Despite being away due to the National team’s assignments, especially the 2008 Under-20 Women’s world cup, she was able to lead her college team in scoring and also to the NCAA tourney all the four yours she was in college. After being named one of the candidates for the Hermann Trophy watch list she became the first player from California to be named one of the top three finalists for the trophy.
Alex Morgan was voted number one overall in 2011 WPS draft by Western New York Flash on 14th January, 2011. She was the first soccer player from the California Golden Bears team to be nominated in the first round of women’s professional soccer. The club proceeded and won the regular season title in addition to the WPS Championship title. In January 2013, Alex Morgan was announced as one of the three USWNT players to join Portland Thorns FC though the weighted allocation means.
Born Alexandra Patricia Morgan popularly known as Alex Morgan is an American soccer player and also a gold medalist in the Olympics. She plays as a forward for the National Women’s Soccer League club the Portland Thorns Football Club and also the National Women’s Team for the U.S. Alex Morgan was also drafted tops in the 2011 WPS Draft by Western New York Flash.
Her 123rd minute goal was the game winning goal in the London Olympics when they played against Canada. This was one of her highest points when she became among the youngest U.S. players to have scored 20 goals in one year. She bagged 28 goals and 21 assists in 2012 thus joining Mia Hamm to make the only women in America who scored 20 goals and made 21 assists in the same year. Get Alex Morgan posters now!
Alex Morgan’s calendar year in 2012 consisted of goals, assists and points that when totaled they were the 3rd best, tied second best, and second best in that order in the U.S WNT history. She later joined an exclusive club because it is only she and Hamm who are the U.S. WNT players that have recorded at least 20 goals and 20 assists in one calendar year. They also became the third and youngest players to get to 20 assists mark in one year.