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Alex Morgan makes history by scoring the most goals as a mom in the US team: 'She's a true winner'

Morgan is one of the three mothers on the current USWNT roster, along with Crystal Dunn and Adrianna Franch.

Alex Morgan makes history by scoring the most goals as a mom in the US team: 'She's a true winner'
San Diego Wave FC v OL Reign - 2022 NWSL Challenge Cup - Getty Images | Steph Chambers

Alex Morgan is a great soccer player and at the same time, she is also a mom who created history on the field. Morgan scored her 14th goal for the US Women's National Team on Wednesday night since she gave birth to her daughter three years ago. The game was the finals of the SheBelieves Cup, according to GoodMorningAmerica. After this goal, Morgan has become the highest-scoring mom in USWNT history, the team announced on Twitter. That's not all. Morgan's goal helped them have a lead against Brazil and eventually win with a score of 2-1. It is the fourth time that the team has won the SheBelieves Cup title.



 

 

In the Wednesday game, Morgan, just before halftime, jumped on a loose ball and smashed an 18-yard curler which was amazing. The team had played below par before the first half and Morgan had taken a few hard hits from the Brazilian side. It really got the player riled up and she went for a goal but was flagged offside by mere inches. Three minutes later, Morgan shot a goal again.

“Honestly, I was pretty [annoyed] about the offside call, because I thought I timed it really well,” Morgan told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “I wanted to get one back, and I realized just how soon the half was ending. I thought that we deserved a goal in the first half, so I’m just really happy with being able to get that as we went into the locker room.”

2023 SheBelieves Cup - Brazil v United States
- Getty Images | Sam Hodde
2023 SheBelieves Cup - Brazil v United States - Getty Images | Sam Hodde

 

Morgan is one of the three mothers on the current USWNT roster, along with Crystal Dunn and Adrianna Franch. Talking about them, teammate Megan Rapinoe said, “I just marvel at all three of the moms on the team, and just what they’re able to do. I can’t even imagine." Referring to Morgan, she said, "It’s just incredible – to be able to do what she’s doing on the field, and have a child, and do it all and have it all, is just insane.”

The soccer player's daughter Charlie, who will be 3 in May, was also watching her mother play against Brazil on Wednesday at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas and later joined her on the field to celebrate the win. Charlie has grown up on the soccer field, often seen traveling with Morgan to games and tournaments across the country.

2023 SheBelieves Cup - Brazil v United States
- Getty Images | Sam Hodde
2023 SheBelieves Cup - Brazil v United States - Getty Images | Sam Hodde

 

Morgan scored her first goal for the team as a mother in February 2021, less than a year after she had Charlie. The star has scored 120 goals and will continue to do so in her career. USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski talking about Morgan, said, "Working with her for three years, all I can say is that she’s a true winner." “Great leader, winner, and she always comes through when you need her,” according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.



 

 

On Wednesday, Morgan's goal came late in the first half, while Mallory Swanson's goal gave the player an all-time scorer in the annual tournament and extended her scoring streak to six games. Swanson scored 4 goals in the three cup matches, according to CBS Sports. The team will be looking forward to the April window. The SheBelieves Cup gave USWNT the opportunity to play against the top-ranked teams and win against teams like Brazil, Canada and Japan.  

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