Alex Morgan

Jill Ellis Announces USWNT World Cup Roster To Defend 2015 Title With A Couple Key Inclusions

Coach Jill Ellis unveiled her USWNT World Cup roster for the 2019 Women’s World Cup on Thursday, the 23 players who will attempt to defend their title and win a record fourth championship.

The 2019 USWNT World Cup roster includes few surprises. Half of the squad (12 of 23) returns from the 2015 team, including eight who started the final. 

Alex Morgan One Of Two Footballers Named To Time 100 List

A couple months out from the 2019 Women’s World Cup, Alex Morgan has been named to the Time 100.

Morgan is one of two footballers named to the list of the 100 most influential people put together by Time magazine. That list includes everyone from Taylor Swift to Donald Trump, Michelle Obama to Ariana Grande, Dwayne Johnson to Emilia Clarke (Daenerys). 

Mohamed Salah joined Morgan on the list as the only other soccer player chosen. Other athletes included Caster Semenya, Naomi Osaka, LeBron James, Tiger Woods and (kind of) Ninja.

Putting Alex Morgan's 100-Goal Feat Into Perspective

Alex Morgan has been a consistent impact player for the U.S. women’s national team. In her 2019 campaign, she has started and played in four games totaling 349 minutes for a total of 159 caps, ranking her 17th all-time in games played. She continues to add to her accolades after just being named the 2018 U.S. Soccer Player of the Year.

She finally reached her 100th goal at age 29 in an international friendly against Australia on Thursday in Commerce City, Colorado.

The Nike PhantomVNM Is Here — The Boot For Strikers Like Harry Kane And Alex Morgan

We’ve finally got our first look at the all-new Nike PhantomVNM, which will officially drop on Jan. 19, 2019. The boot will be worn by the likes of Harry Kane and Alex Morgan, so you can probably guess what sort of footballer these are made for.

“My finishing is a balance between power and placement,” said Morgan in Nike’s press release for the cleat. “It depends where I am in the box, but I’d say my focus is usually 60/40 accuracy versus power.”

USWNT Punctuates World Cup Berth With 2-0 Victory Over Canada In CONCACAF Final

The USWNT has lifted the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship after defeating Canada 2-0 in the final, wrapping up an 18-day competition with a record of five wins, zero defeats, 26 goals scored and zero conceded. The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup in France awaits.