Alex Morgan

American soccer player

Alexandra Patricia Morgan (born July 2, 1989 in San Dimas, California, United States) is a professional women's footballer. She plays as a forward for the San Diego Wave of the National Women’s Soccer League and the United States women's national soccer team.[6]

Alex Morgan
Morgan in 2019
Personal information
Full name Alexandra Morgan Carrasco[1]
Birth name Alexandra Patricia Morgan[5]
Date of birth (1989-07-02) July 2, 1989 (age 34)[2]
Place of birth San Dimas, California, U.S.
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[3][4]
Position(s) Striker
Club information
Current team
San Diego Wave
Number 13
Youth career
AYSO Region 31
College career
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2010 California Golden Bears 67[5] (45)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2008–2009 West Coast FC 2 (2)
2010 California Storm 3 (5)
2010 Pali Blues 3 (1)
2011 Western New York Flash 13 (4)
2012 Seattle Sounders Women 3 (2)
2013–2015 Portland Thorns FC 36 (15)
2016 Orlando Pride 15 (4)
2017 Lyon 8 (5)
2017–2020 Orlando Pride 38 (14)
2020 Tottenham Hotspur 4 (2)
2021 Orlando Pride 13 (5)
2022– San Diego Wave 38 (22)
National team
2008 United States U20 10 (5)
2010– United States 215 (121)
Honours
Women's soccer
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Team
Bronze medal – third place 2020 Tokyo Team
FIFA Women's World Cup
Winner 2015 Canada
Winner 2019 France
Runner-up 2011 Germany
CONCACAF W Championship
Winner 2014 United States
Winner 2018 United States
Winner 2022 Mexico
FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup
Winner 2008 Chile
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of October 1, 2023
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of October 29, 2023

She won an Olympic gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympics, a bronze medal in the 2020 Summer Olympics, and also the 2015 and 2019 World Cups with the US national team.[7]

Career

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Morgan began her career with West Coast FC in the WPSL in 2008. Then she moved to California Storm in 2010, and later that year she moved to Pali Blues of the USL W-League. In 2011, she transferred to Western New York Flash, and in 2012, she joined Seattle Sounders. Morgan moved to Oregon to play for Portland Thorns in 2013, and she stayed with the team until 2015. Orlando Pride bought her in October 2015, and Morgan played for them from 2016 to 2019.[8] She also played one season with Olympique Lyon in France, and she won the UEFA Women's Champions League that season. She won three trophies with Olympique Lyon.

Career statistics

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College

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Appearances and goals by College team and year[5]
College team Year Apps Goals
California Golden Bears 2007 17 8
2008 17 9
2009 21 14
2010 12 14
Total 67 45
As of match played October 15, 2023
Appearances and goals by club, season and competition
Club Season League Cup[a] Continental Total Ref.
Division Regular season Play-offs
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
West Coast FC 2008 WPSL 1 2 0 0 1 2 [9]
2009 1 0 1 0 [9][10]
Total 2 2 0 0 2 2
California Storm 2010 WPSL 3 5 0 0 3 5 [9]
Pali Blues 2010 USL W-League 3 1 0 0 3 1 [9]
Western New York Flash 2011 WPS 13 4 1 0 14 4 [11][12][13]
Seattle Sounders 2012 USL W-League 3 2 0 0 3 2
Portland Thorns FC 2013 NWSL 18 8 1 0 19 8 [14][15]
2014 14 6 1 0 15 6 [16][17]
2015 4 1 4 1 [18]
Total 36 15 2 0 38 15
Orlando Pride 2016 NWSL 15 4 15 4 [19]
2017 13 9 1 0 14 9 [19]
2018 19 5 19 5 [19]
2019 6 0 6 0 [19]
2020 0 0 0 0 [19]
2021 13 5 2 0 15 5 [19]
Total 66 23 1 0 2 0 69 23
Lyon 2016–17 Division 1 Féminine 8 5 3 7 5[b] 0 16 12 [20][21]
Tottenham Hotspur 2020–21 FA WSL 4 2 1 0 5 2
San Diego Wave FC 2022 NWSL 17 15 2 1 6 4 25 20 [22]
2023 18 7 1 0 19 7
Total 35 22 2 1 7 4 44 27
Career total 173 81 6 1 13 11 5 0 197 93

Notes

International

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As of match played October 29, 2023
Appearances and goals by national team and year
National team Year Apps Goals Ref.
United States 2010 8 4 [23]
2011 19 6 [24]
2012 31 28 [25]
2013 12 6 [26]
2014 7 5 [27]
2015 22 7 [28]
2016 21 17 [29]
2017 14 7 [30]
2018 19 18 [31]
2019 16 9 [32]
2020 1 0 [33]
2021 20 8
2022 10 4
2023 15 2
Total 215 121

Honors

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Western New York Flash

Portland Thorns FC

Lyon

International

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Individual

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References

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