In the span of a few months, Alex Morgan and many of the players on the U.S. women’s soccer team went from unknowns to celebrities. Morgan, Hope Solo, and Abby Wambach seemed to have gained the most notoriety since the World Cup. They’ve picked up endorsement deals, made TV show guest appearances, posed in magazines, and gained thousands of twitter followers. It’s no doubt been a whirlwind month and Morgan says she’s still getting used to it all.
“Everything right now is relatively new for me,” Morgan told the University at Buffalo’s student newspaper. “I’m not going to lie; the attention is a little weird and it’s different from what I’m used to, but I definitely want to bring attention to women’s soccer in the states. I’m going to help out women’s soccer as much as I can. I want to keep turning heads for women’s sports in the U.S. and in the world.”
Morgan has continued to perform well since the World Cup. She led the Western New York Flash to a 14-2-3 regular season record and helped them win the WPS championship last weekend. Plus, goals like the one she scored last month will help keep women’s soccer in the public’s consciousness.
As Morgan said, now that they have everyone’s attention they just need to keep it.Google+