Breakaway: Beyond the Goal

A Memoir by Alex Morgan


As a talented and successful female athlete, Alex Morgan is a role model to thousands of girls who want to be their best, not just in soccer, but in other sports and in life. Alex Morgan began in an American Youth Soccer Organization when she was 5, she also played softball, basketball, track, and volleyball. In 2007 at age 17, just three years after she had joined her first club team and not long after she had decided to focus only on soccer, she was called up to train with the United States under-20 women's national team. Soon after that, she accepted a soccer scholarship and began her college career at the University of California, Berkeley. At the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, Morgan won her first Olympic gold medal by helping the U.S. women defeat Japan. Three years later, she was a leader on the team that again defeated Japan to win the FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Alex Morgan's Story - "One Nation. One Team. 23 Stories."


Alex Morgan was known for her wheels, therefore she loves running. When Alex was in the AYSO, she was the fastest player on the entire team. Since she was fast, she was invited to tryout for other teams nearby her. This led to an advantage, so Alex can out run other players and make lots of goals. Not only that, but more major league soccer teams were interested with Alex's potential, that they invited her to train with them. As a result of training with the Women's US National Soccer Team, she had a chance to become one of those talented women. Since Alex trained with their team, she was invited to play with the team. Because of training and running so much, the team won the women's World Cup.
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