Alex Morgan Scores Amazing Goal (Video)

Most fans became familiar with Alex Morgan during the U.S.’s run to the finals of the World Cup. Morgan, who was the youngest player on the national team, scored goals in the semifinals and finals of the tournament. While those goals were nice, none of them compare to the amazing goal she scored Sunday in her WPS game against the Boston Breakers. Check out the video:

That was the equalizer in the 2-2 tie between the Flash and Breakers. 6,222 fans got to see the goal — Boston’s largest home crowd of the season. I’m just a little disappointed LBS writer Del didn’t make it a point to get out to Allston, Ma. for see the game.

Thanks to Bryan D. Fischer for the link and YouTube user EdwinTV42 for the video

Evan Longoria Flirting with Alex Morgan? Invites Her to Rays Game over Twitter

If you fell in love with some of the U.S. women’s soccer players over the past few weeks, don’t worry. You’re not alone. Rays third baseman Evan Longoria seems to have caught the bug and even invited the team to hang out at a Rays game. Longoria directed his tweet to one particular individual, soccer star Alex Morgan:

Morgan wrote back some time later saying “let’s do it!” so it seems like she’s down.

See, this is the exact sort of thing about which we warned Servando Carrasco (Alex’s boyfriend) should be worried. Not only are the two on opposite ends of the country, but now Morgan will be in the public spotlight. She’ll be facing much more temptation than the lame marriage proposals on her facebook page.

Although I must admit, with this funky haircut Longo has going, I’m not so sure Carrasco should be worried.

Pic credit Frathouse Sports

Skype Key to Alex Morgan’s Relationship with Boyfriend Servando Carrasco

Alex Morgan became one of the most recognizable figures on the U.S. women’s soccer team due to a combination of her playing talent and good looks. Morgan, who scored key goals against France and Japan in the World Cup, disappointed millions of single men around the country when it was revealed she has a boyfriend. Her boyfriend’s name is Servando Carrasco, and he is a soccer player for the MLS Seattle Sounders.

Morgan and Carrasco have been dating for over three and a half years, and they met at Cal where they both played soccer. Morgan was drafted by the Western New York flash of the WPS and had to move across the country. So what is keeping them together? Many bachelors hoping for a shot with the forward will be disappointed to know that two communicate regularly thanks to Skype.

In an interview with the Seattle Times last month, Carrasco explained the situation. “She’s in Buffalo and I’m in Seattle. Skype has been the glue of our relationship,” he said. “She’s been here a couple times. She’s come to Seattle twice and might come up before she leaves for Germany. She’s doing her thing and I’m doing my thing. The good thing is we’re in the same lifestyle. It’s OK if we don’t talk to each other until 6-7 o’ clock — if she’s been practicing or had something to do with the team. That’s always good; we can relate to each other.”

Hopefully for their sake they’re able to remain together and avoid a Rory McIlroy situation, which will be even more challenging given Morgan’s newfound celebrity status. In the 24 hours since the World Cup finals, Morgan’s twitter following exploded and she’s now over the 150,000 follower mark. If memory serves correctly, she was not above 30,000 followers prior to the knockout stage of the tournament.

Alex Morgan’s Goal Looked Like a Game-Winner (Video)

Alex Morgan scored in the 66th minute of the World Cup finals against Japan to break a scoreless tie. The goal caused a frenzy on twitter and led people to believe the U.S. was going to win the game given the lack of punch Japan had for most of the contest. But just as U.S. fans were celebrating, Japan’s Aya Miyami scored to tie the game at one 14 minutes later.

Morgan, who at 22 years old is the youngest player on the team, scored her second big goal of the World Cup. The former Cal Golden Bear also scored to help beat France in the semifinals. Don’t think the fans haven’t taken notice either; Morgan’s following on twitter exploded, sending her over 100,000 followers in a matter of minutes following her goal Sunday. Maybe the two big goals and her assist to Abby Wambach will be enough to get coach Pia Sundhage to start her from now on.

Video courtesy Jose3030 (follow him on twitter)