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↳ Alex Morgan Being Silly
top 13 alex morgan moments of 2011 → 8. Alex and Hope for ESPN
↳ Right after the 2011 Women’s World Cup, Alex and Hope stopped by ESPN
and attempted to film an intro for SportsNation. Two months later, Alex, Hope, and the Miami Dolphin appeared in “Fish Out of Water,” an advert that was part of This Is Sports Center series.
top 13 alex morgan moments of 2011 → 6. Endorsements
↳ Alex Morgan, Hope Solo, and Abby Wambach teamed up with Bank of America to serve as spokespeople for the 2011 Chicago Marathon, followed by Alex and Hope’s appearance in a commercial for Just Dance: Summer Party! Alex was also busy with Nike; she talked about her journey with the USWNT during the 2011 World Cup in their Pressure Makes Us series, and showed off her Perfect Strike for their T90 Perfect Strike campaign.
top 13 alex morgan moments of 2011 → 2. 2011 Algarve Cup Title
↳ Alex Morgan had her first multi-goal game for the USWNT against Finland on March 7, 2011. Seconds before the halftime whistle, Alex found the back of the net, giving the U.S. a 3-0 lead. Alex scored again in the 54th minute and sealed the 4-0 victory over Finland. On March 9, 2011, The USWNT went on to face Iceland in the championship game, and claimed the 2011 Algarve Cup Title with a 4-2 win. Alex came on in the 74th minute, and went on to score in the 87th minute. Alex was crowned the top scorer of the tournament based on playing the fewest amount of minutes (159) of the players that tallied three times.
top 13 alex morgan moments of 2011 → 1. #1 Draft Pick
↳ Alex Morgan from the University of California, Berkeley was selected first overall in the 2011 WPS Draft by Western New York Flash. Alex became the first Golden Bear to be drafted in the first round of a women’s professional soccer league, making program history.
I had something else planned for this, but then the USWNT Holiday video came out, so I had to include the adorable gifs :) Anyway, to all of my followers: whether it’s a Happy Hanukkah, a Merry Christmas, or a Happy Kwanzaa, I hope it’s a good one! I’m sure that we’ve gone through some tough stuff this year, so even if you’re not with your loved ones, or receiving a lot of presents, try to enjoy your holiday as much as you can, because you deserve it. Life can be cruel and unfair, but during these next few days, I wish all of you the utmost sense of strength, happiness, comfort and optimism. If I could, I would personally give each and every one of you a gift, but since I can’t, I hope this will do! So, once again, HAPPY HOLIDAYS! :) :)
Just for the record, Alex’s makeup doesn’t make her any less of a player, and it doesn’t negate any of her achievements. Stop shaming others for petty and irrelevant nonsense. Play your own game.
California Golden Bears 2010-11 Seniors
2007: California Golden Bears vs Santa Clara
Congratulations to the Western New York Flash for finishing in first place for the 2011 WPS Regular Season! Next up is the playoffs, and as winners of the regular season, the Flash earned the right to host the winner of the semifinals on August 27 at their own Sahlen’s Stadium in the championship final.
It was Alex’s first season with the Flash and she accomplished a number of things. She finished the season with 4 goals and 3 assists in 13 matches, leading the Flash at #3 for assists. Despite being away for the Women’s World Cup, Alex also earned a nomination for WPS Rookie of the Year, and is known as one of “the big three” for the Flash, along with Marta and Christine Sinclair. Though she didn’t spend the 2011 season as a regular starter, Alex has shown that she is a vital member of her team, and a powerful offensive force. This is only the beginning for her, and I can’t wait to see what she’ll do in the championship final and next season :) Congrats again to Flash and Alex!
And that’s the game! The Flash came to be victorious with a 4-1 win over Sky Blue FC. WNY Flash goals were scored by McCall Zerboni (28’), Marta (35’), Christine Sinclair (37’), and Alex Morgan (92’).