Five Amazing Things to USA 'FIFA 16' Cover Star: Alex Morgan
As we all know, EAs has announced that Alex Morgan will appear on the U.S. regional cover in FIFA 16, and we may know that Morgan won her first Women's World Cup in July. but what else? lucky, you will soon. Here are five things make us get more close to Alex Morgan.
1. She's the first woman ever featured on the U.S. cover of the "FIFA" series
Morgan will appear alongside Lionel Messi as the first woman to ever appear on the cover of the U.S. version of the "FIFA" series. In Canada, Christine Sinclair will be featured with Messi on the cover, while Steph Catley will be on the Australian version.
2. Her teammates used to call her "Baby Horse"
Thanks to her running style, Morgan's teammates began calling her "Baby Horse." While some fans still call her by the nickname, Morgan's teammates have moved on from it. "I think she's definitely a stallion now," said Megan Rapinoe.
3. The president of FIFA didn't know who she was
Appearing at the FIFA World Player of the Year event in 2012, Morgan went unnoticed by FIFA president Sepp Blatter. "At the FIFA World Player of the Year event [in 2012], FIFA executives and FIFA president Sepp Blatter didn't know who I was. And I was being honored as top three in the world. That was pretty shocking," said Morgan.
4. She was a multi-sport athlete
Growing up, Morgan played multiple sports but as life got more hectic, Morgan had to choose one. "...My parents would take me from soccer practice to a basketball game to softball practice in the same day. When I got too busy for school and three to four sports I had to choose which sports I loved most and soccer was always at the top of list, oddly enough, because I loved to run. I knew club soccer was a big commitment and I wasn’t ready for that until age 14. At that time, I knew I wanted to pursue soccer and play in college, so that’s when I really dedicated more and more time to the game," she said.
5. She is a published novelist
Back in 2012, Morgan teamed up with Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing to write The Kicks, a three-book series for middle school children.