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Athletes to Watch: Alex Morgan

Tokyo will be the third Games for Morgan, who scored the winning semifinal goal for the Americans on their way to the 2012 Olympic gold medal and had six goals during the United States’ 2019 Women’s World Cup-winning tournament.

The California native is hugely popular, with upwards of 8 million followers on Instagram. Morgan will help lead the U.S. women in Tokyo, where they will aim to avenge a 2016 Olympic quarterfinal loss.

Visit Alex's Team USA profile

Athlete Info

Sport Soccer
Height 5'7"
Weight 137
Date of Birth July 2, 1989
Hometown Diamond Bar, CA
Current Residence Orlando, FL
Trivia

Alex has wrote a series of soccer-themed books for young audiences called "The Kicks", with the first publication "The Kicks: Saving the Team" becoming a New York Times bestseller. The series was adapted to a 10-episode series on Amazon in 2015.

 

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Soccer

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2020 Summer Olympics