Alex Morgan plays as a forward for the U.S. women’s national team, as well as for Tottenham Hotspur of the English FA Women’s Super League and the Orlando Pride of the NWSL. A two-time World Cup winner and an Olympic gold medalist, Alex has twice been a finalist for FIFA’s World Player of the Year. In this conversation, Alex talks with teammate and friend Kelley O’Hara in her first full-length interview since giving birth to daughter Charlie in May.

Alex discusses her life as a new mother while reflecting on her meteoric rise from a late-beginning club career to becoming a national team star. Alex likewise discusses her decision to attend UC Berkeley and what it was like to make her USWNT debut at age 20. Her and Kelley reflect on the influence Abby Wambach had on their careers and why the 2011 World Cup was a turning point for the team, despite the fact they lost to Japan in the final. Alex gives the backstory to her infamous tea celebration against England in the 2019 World Cup, which both her and Kelley agree was a tournament like no other (and which concluded with an epic, post-victory pool party.) Alex likewise discusses her post-pregnancy return-to-play protocol as she looks ahead to competing at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.

Alex’s Resume:
  • 2x FIFA World Cup champion (2015, 2019)
  • Olympic gold medalist (2012)
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup champion (2008)
  • SheBelieves Cup champion (2016, 2018)
  • CONCACAF Champion (2014, 2018)
  • Division 1 Feminine champion (2017)
  • UEFA Champions League champion (2017)
  • NWSL Championship (2013)
  • WPS Championship (2011)
  • ESPY Award Best Female Athlete (2019)
  • US Soccer Athlete of the Year (2012)
  • FIFA World Player of the Year finalist (2012, 2019)
  • CONCACAF Player of the Year (2013, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • USWNT All-Time Best XI (2013)
  • FIFPro World11: 2016, 2017, 2019
  • TIME’s 100 Most Influential People (2019)
Suggested:
  • You Have to Take a Stand.’ Soccer Phenom Alex Morgan Wants the Respect—and Money—Female Players Deserve (Time)
  • Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan on USWNT winning World Cup, fight for equal pay (ESPN)
  • Alex Morgan is still ready to tackle motherhood and another Olympic games(PopSugar)
  • Soccer player Alex Morgan on how to even the field you’re playing on (Allure)
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