Alex Morgan Pictures Collection. Alexandra Patricia “Alex” Morgan (born July 2, 1989) is an American soccer player and Olympic Gold medalist. She is a forward for Portland Thorns FC and member of the US Women’s National Team. Morgan was drafted number one overall in the 2011 WPS Draft by the Western New York Flash. She was the youngest player on the USA’s roster at the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. At the 2012 London Olympics, her game-winning goal against Canada was Morgan’s team-high 20th in 2012, becoming only the sixth and youngest U.S. player to do so in a single year. In 2012, Morgan, the U.S. Soccer Female Athlete of the Year, had 28 goals and 21 assists joining an exclusive club as she and Mia Hamm are the only U.S. WNT players to record at least 20 goals and 20 assists in the same calendar year.