Sounders’ Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco are a perfect soccer match
In a short period of time, they have become Seattle’s first couple of soccer. For the first time since their college days at California, Morgan and Carrasco are playing in the same city.
UKWILA — After the Women’s World Cup, after Alex Morgan had scored the kind of goals at the kind of moments that lift a person’s Q rating from tepid to white hot, she and her boyfriend, Servando Carrasco, had a short conversation about how the events in her life could change their lives.
At 22, Morgan was the youngest player on the United States women’s team and the breakout star of the 2011 World Cup. Coming off the bench, she scored the clinching goal in a 3-1 semifinal win over France, then scored the first goal and assisted on Abby Wambach’s goal in the championship loss to Japan.
When she got home, Morgan was invited to talk shows. She attended galas, threw out the first pitch at a Kansas City Royals game. And she posed in this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Life was happening quickly.
"We talked about the attention I was getting and the interviews he was having to do about me, which I can understand would get frustrating," Morgan said Wednesday night before a Sounders Women’s practice. "We had that one conversation and ever since then, it’s been fine.
"We’re still the same people, heart and soul. We do the same things, have the same personalities, no matter what the media thinks of me or him. I don’t think our lives have changed at all. We’re still a couple of individuals who are trying to make our mark on soccer."
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