Evan Longoria Denies Hitting on Alex Morgan via Twitter
Back in July, the U.S. women’s national soccer team received tons of media coverage and fanfare for their performance in the World Cup. They had a captivating comeback win over Brazil in the quarterfinals, and made it to the finals before losing to Japan. There were many reasons the team became so popular (having a few attractive star players doesn’t hurt). Alex Morgan and Hope Solo received plenty of attention because of their stellar play and good looks. They received marriage proposals, thousands of new Twitter followers, and attention from fellow famous athletes. Rays third baseman Evan Longoria is one of the athletes who seemed to be flirting with Morgan.
In July, Longoria tweeted at Morgan “the TB Rays want to have you USA soccer girls out to throw out first pitches and chill at a game!” Morgan responded and said she wanted to, but she ended up throwing a first pitch at a Royals game.
It seemed like Longoria was flirting (he could have sent his tweet to any other player but he chose Morgan), but he denies that is the case.
“I tweeted Alex Morgan a couple times [during the Women’s World Cup] and everybody on Twitter assumed that you’re trying to hit on somebody. You can’t really give a sincere tweet. If it’s to a girl, [they think] you’re trying to get in their pants,” Longoria said on the Hot Clicks podcast.
“That’s funny to me. Alex, hey, she’s a good looking girl. For me, Twitter is not used as a dating service. I figure it’s more of a way to connect to your fans.”
So Longoria admits she’s good looking, directed his original tweet at Alex and not any of the other players, and we’re supposed to buy that he wasn’t flirting. It’s OK Longo, you’re not the only one who likes her. Plus, it’s not like you got shot down — everybody knows she has a boyfriend. Just man up and admit you were trying to get in with her.