Alex Morgan is one of the well-known faces globally regarding women’s soccer. The American star player has The Midas Touch in her foot; she proves herself to be a star wherever she plays.
Besides her soccer career, the multi-talented Alex has also done various modeling stints, written children’s books and novels, and is a sports diplomat.
Ranked 19th by Forbes in the list of Highest-Paid Female Athletes of 2022, Alex has a net worth of about $5.7 million as of 2023. She is one of the richest female soccer players.
Many people consider Alex one of the best female soccer players in the history of women’s soccer.
In this article, we discuss all these facets of her life in a little more detail, along with the details of her early life and personal relationships.
|Full Name||Alexandra Patricia Morgan (Birth Name)
Alexandra Morgan Carrasco (Name After Marriage)
|Birth Date||July 2, 1989|
|Birth Place||San Dimas, California|
|Known as||Alex Morgan|
|University||The University of California, Berkeley|
|School||Diamond Bar High School|
|Father’s Name||Michael Morgan|
|Siblings||Jeni & Jeri|
|Age||33 Years Old|
|Height||5 ft. 7 in. (1.70 m/ 170cm)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lbs.)|
|Hair Color||Medium Brown|
|Profession||Professional Soccer Player|
|Team||San Diego Wave FC|
|Children||Charlie Elene Carrasco|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
|Net Worth||$5.7 Million|
|Merch||Signed Soccer Ball|
|Last Update||February, 2023|
Early Life, Family, & Education
Alex Morgan was born on 2nd July 1989 in Los Angeles, California, to Michael Morgan and Pamela Morgan.
She has two older sisters, Jeni and Jeri, and they were raised in a suburban area near the Diamond Bar.
Morgan began playing soccer since she was 14. She was affiliated with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) and joined Cypress Elite when she was 14.
During her high school at the Diamond Bar High School, she was a three-time All-league pick. The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) also named her All-American.
Known for her speed and sprinting abilities, she played for the Olympic Development Program (ODP).
Morgan was just 17 when the United States under-20 women’s national soccer team called her up.
After completing high school, she continued her education and attended the University of California, Berkeley.
There, she played for the university women’s soccer team, California Golden Bears. She ended her time at college well, achieving academic and sporting success.
Professional Club Career: Time In The US & Elsewhere
Alex has played soccer all over the US and the world. She has always been a player in demand, and her track record shows that she tends to become the leading player of the team, no matter where she plays.
Right after graduation from UC Berkeley, Alex Morgan was picked as the first overall pick in the 2011 Women’s Professional Soccer Draft.
This draft made her the first Cal player to be drafted in the first round of WPS. The team to pick her? The Western New York Flash.
A Short-lived Time With The Seattle Sounders Women
Alex Morgan joined the Seattle Sounders Women for the 2012 USL W-League season.
However, she made only three regular-season appearances, but those were three explosive appearances.
Two Years With The Portland Thorns FC
On the 11th of January 2013, Alex Morgan joined the Portland Thorns FC through the NWSL Player Allocation. It was the first season of the National Women’s Soccer League in the US.
Morgan ended the 2013 season as the highest points scorer for the team with 21 points and the joint-highest goal scorer for the team alongside Christine Sinclair with eight goals and five assists.
She also won the inaugural championship title with the Thorns and was named in the NWSL Second eleven.
Two Stints With The Orlando Pride
The Portland Thorns traded Alex Morgan to Orlando pride on the 26th of October, 2015. She could only score four goals in her 15 appearances for the Pride during the 2016 NWSL season.
The left-footed champion returned to the Pride for the 2017 season and stayed there till 2020.
First Experience In Europe With Lyon
Between her two stints with Orlando Pride, Morgan spent briefly in Europe with Lyon. Lyon confirmed her signing on the 5th of January, 2017.
This was her first time experiencing the professional soccer scene on the other side of the Atlantic.
Return To Europe With Tottenham Hotspur
On the 12th of September 2020, Alex Morgan signed a very short-term contract with the English FA Women’s Super League team Tottenham Hotspur.
The initial contract ran from September 2020 to December 2020.
Back To Orlando
Morgan returned to her former team Orlando Pride before the 2021 season. She made her first appearance on April 21, 2021.
In May 2021, Alex was named NWSL Player of the Month for the second time in her career.
San Diego Wave
Club San Diego Wave signed Alex in December 2021. The star athlete has been playing for the team ever since.
International Soccer Career With The USWNT
It is rarely the case that soccer player scores more goals with their national team than in their club career. Alex Morgan is one of those exceptions.
She has more goals and a better game-to-goal ratio while playing for the United States Women’s National Team than she has in her club career.
The striker, who wears a jersey with the number 13 for the USWNT, has represented the US at different levels of international soccer. She first played for the Under-20 US national team.
Alex made her senior team debut in March 2010. She played in various tournaments and gathered many accolades in her and her team’s names over the years.
Other Activities Besides Professional Soccer
Alex has dabbled in other areas of interest as well. She is a writer, model, and sports diplomat, among other things.
Morgan has written several books on soccer, leadership, and friendship, targeting middle schoolers.
Some of her books are Switching Goals, Fans In The Stand, Win Or lose, Choosing Sides, etc.
Morgan has also been involved in sports diplomacy in the past. She traveled to Tanzania as a part of a sports envoy of the U.S. State Department’s Sports Diplomacy office.
There, she visited schools and organized soccer clinics to promote gender equality.
Morgan is not only a person blessed with magic in her feet but also with gorgeous looks. Therefore, her appearance in various magazines does not seem like such a far-fetched thing.
The USWNT striker has appeared in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, ESPN The Magazine, Health, Vogue, Elle, Forbes, Time, and Fortune magazines, to name a few.
Net Worth, Salary, & Earnings
Alex has a net worth of about $5.7 million as of 2023. She ranked 19th in the Forbes 2022 Highest-Paid Female Athletes.
Women soccer players, not even those at the very top of their game like Morgan, command as high salaries as their male counterparts. However, this does not mean that Morgan does not still earn a decent amount of money.
It has been reported that during her time with THE French team Lyon, she received a hefty salary of around $33 thousand per month.
However, it isn’t her yearly soccer salary that makes up most of her income. It is her endorsement deals with various successful companies like AT&T, Panasonic, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, P&G, etc., that pays well. The deals are worth $5 million.
Personal Life: Husband, Daughter, & Wedding
Sadly for her male fans, Alex Morgan is taken. She is married to soccer player Servando Carrasco and has a cute daughter.
Morgan met Carrasco at the University of California, Berkeley. Both played soccer, and their love for the same game probably brought them together.
While dating, their professional lives took them to opposite ends of the country. In 2011, Carrasco played for the Seattle Sounders while Morgan was with the Western New York Flash.
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However, they stuck with each other, and the bond strengthened. Carrasco proposed to Morgan at Manhattan Beach in California in December of 2013.
The couple stayed engaged for a year before finally tying the knot on the 31st of December 2014 in Santa Barbara, California.
Due to their soccer career, the couple had to stay separate even after marrying each other.
In October 2019, the couple announced they were expecting their first baby. They welcomed their daughter, Charlie Elene Carrasco, on the 7th of May 2020.
Social Media Presence
One of the perks of being arguably the best women’s soccer player in the game’s history is that you have many fans. The same is the case here, as Alex Morgan has a massive following on social media.
Instagram: 9.8 Million
Twitter: 3.8 Million
Facebook: 6.2 Million
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Alex is called baby horse because of her long strides that mimics a horse’s gallop.
Why is Alex Morgan called baby horse?
Alex is called baby horse because of her long strides that mimics a horse’s gallop.