Alexandra Patricia Morgan is an American soccer player and Olympic gold medalist. She plays for Portland Thorns FC of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and for the United States women's national soccer team as a forward.
At age 22, she was the youngest player on the national team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. At the school, Morgan was known for her speed and sprinting ability. At age 17, Morgan was called up to the United States under-20 women's national soccer team.
From 2007 - 2010,s he played for the California Golden Bears. After being named a candidate for the Hermann Trophy during her junior year, Morgan became the first California player to be named one of the top-three Hermann Trophy finalists. Morgan was the youngest player on the U.S. national team that placed second in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. In June 2012, she was nominated for an ESPY Award as the Best Breakthrough Athlete. Morgan was part of the USWNT that won its tenth Algarve Cup in 2015.
Morgan teamed with Simon & Schuster to write a middle-grade book series about four soccer players entitled The Kicks. Morgan said she wanted her books to "inspire young girls" and "celebrate" her love of soccer. Morgan has signed endorsement deals with Nike, Panasonic, and Coca-Cola. In 2013, she appeared in television commercials for Bridgestone. In 2015, she starred in a Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company commercial.
Morgan has been featured in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She appeared in the 2013 music issue of ESPN The Magazine. In January 2015, Morgan appeared as herself on the Nickelodeon show Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.