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.
First AYSO team!
Alex's first AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization) soccer team.
Alex played for the Diamond Bar varsity team when she was a junior.
On New Years Eve 2015, Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco got married.