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One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories: Alex Morgan

November 9, 2019


I’m Alex Morgan and this is my story. after my sophomore year of college, I
decided to study a summer in Spain, and so I packed my bags and moved to Madrid for six weeks. It was just the perfect next step for me to completely immerse
myself into a culture that really sees football as a universal language and I
couldn’t necessarily speak Spanish at the level I wanted to, but I knew how to
play football and that’s all that people cared about. I learned to find any
field possible around and would play with anyone that was willing to play
with me oftentimes it was my classmates and sometimes it was a group of older
men that would come out to the local basketball court that had soccer nets as
well and they had no idea really what this girl was all about and how good I
was but once I started playing with them I soon learned that I belonged fine and
it was just a great learning experience for me. It was great that I just felt a
little bit more connected to the football community in general and I
wanted my own career to kind of follow in the footsteps of the passion that I
saw from so many people over there in Spain. To be one of the only two footballers on
the 100 most influential people of 2019 was pretty surreal it’s still a little
surreal. It makes me proud of the steps that I’ve made to really try to create a
game more recognizable and creates more opportunity for women to be able to feel
included and embraced and respected within the game. It’s just so incredible
to be a part of a movement like this and to see that it’s only continuing to
grow and this sport is finally catching up in the U.S. I just am really looking
forward to this summer because I think that it’s by far gonna be the
most-watched Women’s World Cup to date.

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19 Comments

  • Reply Alondra López July 8, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Alex Morgan I was watching all of your games that you played a France you are a great insperation in my life I am your biggest fan I love your whole team

  • Reply Shareen Awadallah July 9, 2019 at 4:10 am

    Thank you Alex Morgan for making me love the sport more and more every time I watch you play, read something motivating you wrote, or watch a video like this. From the bottom of my heart I owe all my passion for the sport to yoi!

  • Reply haley Marshall July 9, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    She my inspiration. I am 9 turning 10 and playing soccer

  • Reply Shapes in Planet July 9, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    You are perfect, and beautiful, have a original beauty, God bless you and your family, I loved to see you playing, I am from Brazil this world cup was my first time seing US team playing, I loved…good job

  • Reply Alisha O'hara July 10, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    You are the best female player I know and just second after Messi.
    Congratulations on all your success!!! Keep it up!

    Was going to buy a Jersey with your name and number but changed my mind when I heard you are mixing politics with sports.
    Some of us watch sports to forget politics. Anyways, I wish you the best ⚽️🇺🇲⚽️🇺🇲⚽️

  • Reply Caleb Westergreen July 11, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Alex morgan where do you I even begin.She has changed the sport of football/soccer and has inspired so many people and i wish there were so many more people out there like her.She is such a good person she inspires so many and helps so many people and what she does not only for the sport but from outside of the sport.Ever since 2011 she was a hero and a living legend from there.This world is sometimes full with a lot of hate, but when i watch her it makes me think that nothing can stop my dreams of being who i am. She is nothin but a dream, she is so smart,goofy,very beautiful, talented and all around has the best personality there is and a great player.🇺🇸❤️

  • Reply its me Just me July 11, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Whats the guitar music called?

  • Reply Fotball Jaja July 11, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Looks like she has tics….look at her eyes. PS you are a greeeeat fotballer

  • Reply Adelaide Valeri July 13, 2019 at 12:32 am

    great person

  • Reply Rodney Sekyere July 13, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    What kind of intro music is this please wanna know what kind of misic its is

  • Reply Andrew Sanchez July 14, 2019 at 7:48 am

    ❤️

  • Reply Rosalie Clark July 31, 2019 at 12:33 am

    She took woman’s soccer to a different level! I ❤️ Alex!!!

  • Reply Mark Mergatroid August 11, 2019 at 11:42 pm

    In the final in France she sacrificed her body, generating opportunities for her team. I was most impressed with her and Rose Lavalle

  • Reply Baby Horse 13 August 25, 2019 at 9:04 am

    She 's amazing !

  • Reply Victor Guerrero 32 August 30, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Hello My name is victor i i love usa

  • Reply rym djemaoune September 23, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    the only reason i know you is because of the joruney kim hunter

  • Reply Marielena Muñoz October 6, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Is beautifull

  • Reply Annika Niclasen October 23, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Congratiulations Alex❤️ she’s pregnant with a baby grl😍

  • Reply Danielle McGuigan November 3, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Who's watching after they won the World Cup? Alex you had no idea!! Congrats BTW!! ❤️ wish I was seeing you at the Columbus game though! Congrats Idol

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