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Alex Morgan rips Women’s World Cup turf again

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FIFA is experimenting with artificial turf in advance of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, and several players on the US Women’s National Team have been open in expressing their displeasure over the playing surface. One of the many complaints players have had is that artificial turf can get extremely hot and uncomfortable.

“The temperature on the turf field today,” Alex Morgan wrote on Twitter Saturday along with the photo you see above. “How is this healthy for us?”

Earlier this month, Kobe Bryant shared a photo of Sydney Leroux’s banged-up legs to support the US team in its effort to get FIFA to ditch the artificial turf experiment. Kevin Durant shared the same image on Facebook.

Abby Wambach, the US Women’s team’s all-time leading scorer, believes the turf issue is one of gender inequality.

“It’s a gender issue through and through,” she told Juliet Macur of the New York Times. “This being the pinnacle of our sport, we feel like we should be treated just like the men.”

While more difficult to maintain, most seem to agree that grass is safer than synthetic turf for soccer. As the photo of Leroux’s legs showed, players can get injured just by sliding on artificial turf. With the World Cup still several months away, you can expect the outrage to continue.

Alex Morgan SI Swimsuit video reminds us why we love her

Those of you who love Alex Morgan’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue photos as much as us will love the video that accompanies them even more. SI released some behind the scenes footage of Morgan’s 2014 shoot earlier this week, and you should probably have a seat before you check it out.

We have already seen Morgan the soccer player, Morgan the cliff jumper, Morgan the driving range superstar and even Morgan the swimsuit model, but the SI video still managed to show us a side of the US women’s soccer star that we really haven’t seen. I mean that in the most figurative and literal sense possible. Barstool Sports was kind enough to create this gem for us.

Unfortunately, this is the point where I’m obligated to remind you that Alex is engaged. Sorry to kill the buzz.

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Alex Morgan shakes it after hitting ball at the driving range (Video)

US Women’s soccer stars Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux are best friends, and they both have pretty decent golf swings. Earlier this year, we showed you a video of Leroux going “Happy Gilmore” at the driving range. She wiped out once, but she eventually got it down. Morgan looked even better.

Just look at that swing. The way she shakes the club back and forth and drives the ball down the range. I could watch that for hours — to study up on my golf game of course.

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As a side note, it looks like Morgan was at a TopGolf driving range, which I recently read about in a magazine. The place looks amazing for casual golfers and big-time drinkers/eaters. I imagine it is what heaven will be like if and when I go there.

H/T Eye on Golf via Golf Channel

Alex Morgan got a leopard onesie for Christmas

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Alex Morgan loves to have a good time. Whoever bought a leopard onesie for the US women’s soccer star this Christmas is obviously very aware of that.

Morgan, who has brought us some of the best Halloween costumes we have featured on LBS over the years, proudly rocked the footie pajamas on Wednesday and posted it on Instagram for the world to see. Earlier this month, she got engaged to her boyfriend. An engagement ring and a leopard onesie in the same month — can you say best month ever?

H/T The Big Lead

Alex Morgan engaged to boyfriend Servando Carrasco

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We have some disappointing news to pass along to those who fantasized about one day being together with Alex Morgan. The US soccer star announced on her Twitter and Instagram accounts Monday that she got engaged to longtime boyfriend Servando Carrasco.

Well, Morgan didn’t exactly announce the news, but she shared photos of a giant engagement ring staring us blatantly in the face, so it wasn’t too tough to figure out.

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“#InstaBling” she captioned the photo.

Morgan and Carrasco received congratulations from many prominent people on Twitter.

Former US women’s national team star Mia Hamm sent her congratulations:

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Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Hope Solo hitch ride with fans after bus breaks down

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The US women’s soccer team had a bus malfunction en route to the Citrus Bowl for their game against Brazil on Saturday. By that, we mean their bus broke down.

But don’t worry, the team was able to make it to the stadium in time to dominate Brazil 4-1. How did they get there? Some fans that were passing by in central Florida were kind enough to scoop them up and give them a ride.

“Our bus broke down at the stadium,” Sydney Leroux wrote on Twitter along with the photo you see above. “Option A: Hitchhike with fans. Option B: Wait. What do you think we did?”

Hope Solo also tweeted her appreciation as she squeezed into the back seat of a car with Abby Wambach and some other teammates.

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Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux went as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke for Halloween

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US women’s soccer stars Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux have emerged as our favorite duo of  best friends to follow over the past several months, and they may have outdone themselves with their Halloween costumes. This year, the young ladies decided to dress as Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.

More specifically, Morgan and Leroux dressed the way Cyrus and Thicke did for their infamous performance at the MTV Video Music Awards earlier this year. Morgan completely nailed the Miley look with her messed up hair and weird bunny-themed leotard. We have to assume she humped that foam finger at some point, otherwise she failed to get into character.

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