Alex Morgan has scored 101 goals in 160 international appearances. (Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports)
We all know that Alex Morgan is one of the most influential women in the soccer universe.
Well, Time magazine thinks the U.S. international striker is one of the most 100 influential people of 2019. The magazine named her as one Wednesday.
Morgan has won a gold medal and a Women’s World Cup championship and barring a major injury, and is a vital member of the American squad that will defend its 2015 crown in France this summer.
The 29-year-old forward has tallied 101 goals in 160 international appearances.
She also has scored 18 goals since joining the Orlando Pride during the 2016 National Women’s Soccer League season.
Here is what former U.S. international Mia Hamm said about Morgan in Time:
“When we watch Alex Morgan play the game she loves, it’s easy to see why she’s performing at such an extraordinary level. She’s fast, strong and fearless. Alex continues to add so much confidence and variety to her game. It should also excite us to know that she’s playing the best soccer of her career, and that this summer she’ll do whatever it takes to help her team defend the World Cup they reclaimed four years ago.
“I feel great about the future of our sport because Alex is leading the way. From a young age, she’s someone who embraced her ability to connect with her fans and generate more excitement for her team and the sport. That was not always easy for me, and Alex makes it look effortless. Off the field, she and her teammates are also leading the charge for more equitable pay and support from U.S. Soccer, in order to provide continued opportunities for young girls who love the sport.
“As the mother of 12-year-old twin daughters, I fully understand the impact that Alex makes on this next generation of young girls. Her commitment to set such a positive example for them is unmatched, and I am incredibly grateful that the future of our game is in such good hands.”
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