Alex Morgan Becomes US National Team’s Newest Soccer Mom

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By Reuters
May 10, 2020Sports News
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Alex Morgan Becomes US National Team’s Newest Soccer Mom
Alex Morgan #13 from the United States celebrates her goal against Costa Rica during the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, on Feb. 10, 2016. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Alex Morgan, who helped the U.S. women’s soccer team to World Cup and Olympic titles, has become the newest mom in the national squad after giving birth to her first child.

Morgan, who is married to former Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Servando Carrasco, announced on Twitter on Saturday that their daughter, Charlie Elena Carrasco, was born on May 7.

“She made us wait longer than expected, but I should have known she would do it her way and her way only. My super moon baby,” tweeted the national team forward, who was part of the U.S. 2019 and 2015 World Cup winning teams and 2012 Olympic gold medal squad.

Morgan had planned to represent the United States at the 2020 Tokyo Games and would have faced a time crunch to get back to full fitness by July, but with the Olympics postponed for a year due to the outbreak of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, she will no longer face the same pressure.

There have been only a handful of mothers who have played for the U.S. national team.

Jessica McDonald was the only mom on the U.S. 2019 World Cup winning squad, while Christie Pearce Rampone and Kate Markgraf were part of the 2008 Olympic team.

Pearce Rampone was also a member of the 2012 Olympic squad.

By Steve Keating

NTD staff contributed to this report

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