Alex Morgan is considered one of the gretest womens soccer players of all-time. Shortly after graduating early from the University of California Morgan was drafted number one overall in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash and helped the team win the league championship.
Morgan was the youngest player on the national team at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup,where the team won silver. At the 2012 London Olympics she scored the match-winning goal in the 123rd minute of the semi-final match against Canada. She finished 2012 with 28 goals and 21 assists, joining Mia Hamm as the only American woman to score 20 goals and collect 20 assists in the same calendar year and making her the sixth and youngest U.S. player to score 20 goals in a single season. She was subsequently named U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year and was a FIFA World Player of the Year finalist.
Morgan also appeared alongside Lionel Messi on the cover of FIFA 16. She was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People of 2019.