Somewhere between June 24th and July 17th, U.S. Women's Soccer became America's National pastime. Along with goalkeeper Hope Solo, no star rose higher than 22-year-old Forward Alex Morgan.
The California native shined the brightest in Germany at the World Cup Final, the planet's biggest stage, scoring the first U.S. goal and assisting on the second one with a perfect center for Abby Wambach, culminated with one of the 31-year-old superstar's patented headers. ESPN's Jemele Hill was definitely not referring to Morgan when she used the word "choke" to describe the team's heart-wrenching loss to Japan.
The sporting world is not the only platform taking notice, as evidenced by Bank of America announcing that Morgan would be joining Wambach and Solo in a new marketing contract with the prominent company. Since returning from Germany, Morgan has also already joined Solo on the red carpet at the Entourage premiÃ¨re in New York City.
America's newest sports darling and the rest of the U.S. Women hope that the outstanding support they received during the cup will carry over when they begin playing again back home.
Morgan's unassuming nature and unmistakable good looks have her skyrocketing up men's top 10 lists around the country. Alas, the young forward is reportedly off the market, happily dating Seattle Sounders rookie Servando Carrasco.
It's Morgan's dynamic on-field talent that will keep heads turning.