Alex Morgan

Number: 13
Position: Forward
Height: 5-7
Born: July 2, 1989, in San Dimas, Calif.
Hometown: Diamond Bar, Calif.
College: California
Last Club: Seattle Sounders Women (W-League)

 

 

One of the premier forwards in international women’s soccer, Morgan is a two-time finalist for the FIFA Ballon d’Or, awarded to the world’s best player, in 2012 and 2013. Morgan was allocated to Portland Thorns FC via the NWSL National Team allocation process on Jan. 11, 2013.

2013: Voted as the Supporters' Player of the Year by fans ... Named to the NWSL Best XI Second Team ... Logged an assist on Portland's second goal in the NWSL championship game after coming on as a substitute in the 71st minute ... Sustained a mild MCL sprain in her left knee on Aug. 7 against Boston and missed the final two regular-season matches, as well as the NWSL semifinals against FC Kansas City on Aug. 24 ... Finished the season as the league leader in shots (82) and shots on goal (44) ... Was the team's Golden Boot winner after leading the club in scoring with eight goals and five assists (21pts) ... Earned a point in four straight games from July 21-Aug. 4 ... Tallied her eighth goal on Aug. 4 against FC Kansas City ... Scored in a 3-1 win over Sky Blue FC on July 31 ... Registered a goal and assist in a 2-1 win at Boston on July 21 ... Tallied a goal and two assists on June 6 against FC Kansas City, becoming the first Thorns FC player to record a multi-assist game ... Earned a point in four straight games from April 21-May 16 ... Registered her fourth goal in a 2-0 win over Washington on May 19 ... Scored a goal in back-to-back matches May 4-12 ... Tallied her second goal of the season, a 12th-minute penalty kick, in a 2-1 road win at Washington on May 4 ... Scored her first goal in the 52nd minute of a 2-1 win against Seattle Reign FC on April 21.

U.S. National Team
2013: Recorded six goals and four assists in 12 apperances in 2013, ranking fourth on the roster with 16 points ... Was named a finalst for FIFA's Ballon d'Or for the second straight year ... 2012: The 2012 calendar year saw the emergence of Alex Morgan into an international star as the southern California native recorded 28 goals and 21 assists in 31 matches earning her a spot as a finalist for FIFA’s prestigious Ballon d’Or … Became just the second U.S. Women’s National Team player to tally 20 goals and 20 assists in a calendar year, joining Mia Hamm on the list … Scored the latest ever goal in a FIFA competition when she headed in the game winner on Aug. 6 against Canada in a dramatic 4-3 win in an Olympic semifinal match at Old Trafford in Manchester, England … Scored three goals in six games to help lead the U.S. to its third consecutive Olympic gold medal, and fourth overall … 2011: Playing in her first Women’s World Cup at the senior level, Morgan came off the bench in five of her six matches … Scored the final goal in a 3-1 win against France in the semifinals, then tallied the opening goal in the championship match against Japan … Also assisted on a goal in the championship, becoming the first U.S. player to record a goal and an assist in a World Cup final … Named one of 10 players on the shortlist for FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year … 2010: Earned her first cap on March 31 against Mexico in Salt Lake City … Scored four goals in eight matches … Netted one of the most important goals of the year in a 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifying playoff match against Italy in Padova on Nov. 20, her game-winning goal in stoppage time gave the U.S. a 1-0 victory and helped the team qualify for the World Cup … Youth National Teams: Scored four goals in the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup … Won the tournament’s Silver Ball as the second best player and the Bronze Boot as the third-leading scorer.

Professional
2012: Appeared in three matches, scoring two goals, for the Seattle Sounders Women (W-League) … 2011: Was the first overall draft pick in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash … Helped guide the club to a league title during her first year … Scored four goals in 13 matches for Western New York and added three assists.

College
Finished her collegiate career at Cal in 2010 tied for third on the all-time scoring list with 45 goals … Missed a number of games during her senior season due to National Team duty … Started 61 of 67 matches for the Golden Bears in her career … Was a four-time All Pac-10 selection and was named an NSCAA First-Team All-American as a senior … Despite missing several matches, she was a finalist for the Hermann Trophy as a senior in 2010 … Helped lead Cal to the NCAA Tournament in each of her four years.

Personal
Graduated from college a semester early with a degree in political economy … Arguably the United States’ most popular women’s soccer player, Morgan has more than 1.2 million followers on Twitter and more than 900,000 “Likes” on Facebook … Enjoys tennis, snowboarding and wakeboarding.