Alex Morgan, 23, is a forward for the United States women’s soccer team. She was the youngest player added to the team’s World Cup roster last year and is currently competing at the London Olympics, where she scored two goals in the opening game.
READING I’ve been trying to read the classic books that while I was in school I didn’t really pay attention to, like “The Great Gatsby” and “To Kill A Mockingbird.” One book that I read recently that I absolutely loved was “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” which is kind of a sequel to “The Kite Runner.” “The Kite Runner” was from the male perspective and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” is from the female perspective, and I liked it better.
LISTENING I would say my bus music is very different from my locker room music. Riding on the bus, I like more mellow music like Ben Howard and Jason Mraz. But in the locker room when I’m getting pumped up for a game I like Fun and Katy Perry, Rihanna and Florence and the Machine.
WATCHING Lately, I’ve become really entertained with “Breaking Bad.” When you’re traveling a lot with the team and you have a lot of time on your hands on airplanes, you tend to follow TV shows more often. “Breaking Bad” I enjoy because it’s something that’s so totally not realistic but you get caught up in the characters. It’s about a father, he’s a chemistry teacher, who finds out he has lung cancer. They’re not really well off, so he decides to start making crystal meth, the drug, to make money. There’s so much action and drama and a little bit of humor all combined. Also, since it’s a show that’s currently on and just started its fifth season, it motivates me to want to catch up. I’m only on Season 3.
FOLLOWING On Twitter, I love to follow athletes like Gerard Piqué — a player on the Barcelona team. He posts great pictures. He’s also dating Shakira. And my teammate Tobin Heath just started a blog. I see her every day and we spend a lot of time together but reading the blog of someone you’re really close with kind of opens them up so you get a little more details than they might let you in on in person.
RIDING I had my birthday recently and my dad lives in Manhattan Beach, Calif., and he gave me a beach cruiser. It’s light blue, has three gears, high handlebars and a comfy seat. Hopefully after the Olympics I’ll be able to put some miles on it. It’s awesome. We have seven or eight beach cruisers now so everyone comes over and we ride on the boardwalk. I split my time between Seattle, where I play for the Sounders, and Manhattan Beach.
DRINKING European coffee is so addicting. I’ve been getting a lot more cappuccinos since I’ve been over here than I ever would at home. With us having practice in the morning and time off in the afternoon, we don’t want to waste it away napping for two or three hours, so coffee helps us stay awake and go out and enjoy the city. You know, do a little sightseeing.
I want one. lol
Her Eyes… :)
I. LOVE. POLAND.
I want. K. Bye
Like this photo if you think the USA are going to leave Guatemala City with the full three points tonight!