Morgan building on past experience
From magazine photo shoots, to television appearances, to growing crowds that gather to catch a glimpse of her, you couldn’t blame Alex Morgan if her budding stardom and status as the new face of the US Women’s national team were starting to get to her.
Morgan may have more off-the-field responsibilities than she did just a year ago, when she was a young prospect worried about making the US World Cup team. Needless to say, plenty has changed in the year since.
Combining stunning good looks with an exceptional playing style, Morgan has followed up a breakout performance at the 2011 World Cup with an outstanding run of form three months into 2012, having catapulted her from prospect to superstar.
The 22-year-old striker takes it all in her stride. She credits her experience last summer at the World Cup with helping her not only to grow as a player, but to mature as a person.
“I had no idea what to expect [at the World Cup]. I now know what to expect going into the Olympics,” said Morgan in an interview with FOX Soccer. “It’s not that I was going blindly into the World Cup. I had been playing for many years, and going into so many training camps with the team prepared me, but having gone through that experience I know what I need to do to prepare and what I need to do to contribute to team success.
“Now that I have a little more experience at the highest level, and at the best tournament, I’m able to look toward the Olympics a little more calmly, and know exactly what I need to do to prepare for the Olympics.”
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