Alex Morgan: Motherhood and her journey to the top

Alex Morgan, USWNT (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP via Getty Images)
Alex Morgan, USWNT (Photo by PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP via Getty Images) /

Despite injuries, nerves, and a late start, Alex Morgan made a fast rise to the top.

USWNT’s Kelley O’Hara launched her Just Women’s Sports podcast on Tuesday kicking things off with her teammate and best friend Alex Morgan. The podcast was created in an attempt to bring more awareness and recognition to the inspiring stories of remarkable female athletes.

If you’re a fan of Alex Morgan, this podcast episode is a dream come true as you get the unfiltered thoughts behind each step of her soccer career both past and present. If you’re stumbling upon this article and have no idea who Alex Morgan is, listening to this podcast is the perfect opportunity for you to get caught up.

And what better way to get the truest version of the story than by hearing Alex Morgan tell her stories first hand in a conversational podcast setting with her best friend.

More from USWNT

The start of Alex Morgan’s story is somewhat unusual for someone who has come to dominate their sport so convincingly. She had a much later start than most, only joining club soccer around age 14. Though she was fortunate enough to have some raw athleticism, that’s where her talents seemed to end.

Though she didn’t scream superstar from the get-go, she progressed at an impressive rate, a character trait that would follow her throughout her entire career.

As she journeyed from club to college and ultimately to the USWNT, Alex Morgan absorbed coaching notes, adapted to new teams and situations, battled through injury, and made her stamp on the USWNT despite a rough first cap in the snow.

The episode also briefly touches on her new role as a mother and the difficulties she faced navigating a knee injury, games with her professional club, and news of her pregnancy all at once.

Alex Morgan has wowed fans around the world for many years now and she certainly has no intention of that stopping anytime soon. And now she has a daughter that can watch her bring crowds to their feet on some of the biggest stages in the world.

dark. Next. Kelley O'Hara launches Just Women's Sports podcast

Episode 1 of the Just Women’s Sports podcast is full of entertaining anecdotes between friends, plenty of Stanford vs. Cal Berkeley rivalry banter, and many lessons learned throughout the course of an inspiring journey to greatness. Don’t miss out on the laughs and reminiscing and give the Just Women’s Sports podcast a listen.