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Alex Morgan

One of the most popular players in USA women’s football, Alex Morgan won her first Olympic Games gold medal as part of the team that beat Japan 2-1 in the final at London 2012.

The victory was secured in front of 80,300 fans – the largest soccer crowd in Olympic history. Three years later, Morgan was a leader on the team that again defeated Japan to win the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, ending a 16-year World Cup drought.

However, the USA's attempts to retain their Olympic title at Rio 2016 were dashed by Sweden. Morgan scored but the Swedes knocked out the reigning champions on penalties.

Morgan was the youngest player in the squad that finished second in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, coming off the bench in five of six matches and scoring in the semi-final and final.

Morgan was drafted number one overall in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash, where she made her professional debut. She also played for Seattle Sounders Women, Portland Thorns FC and Orlando Pride before signing for Olympique Lyonnais in January 2017.

Graduating from the University of California, Morgan finished her collegiate career ranked third in the all-time list in goals scored with 45 for the Golden Bears.

Off the field, Morgan married Major League Soccer (MLS) player Servando Carrasco in December 2014. A successful children’s writer, Morgan has written and published a middle-grade book series about four soccer players entitled “The Kicks.”

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