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Alex Morgan's career in pictures

Updated 1154 GMT (1954 HKT) July 21, 2015
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She was a World Cup winner with the USWNT and now Alex Morgan is the cover star for FIFA 16. Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
Morgan is no stranger to the limelight. She has twice appeared in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Edition. She hopes it encourages confidence in young girls and shows she is proud of the work she has put into building an athletic physique. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated/file
With the only goal of the game against England in a pre-World Cup friendly, Morgan scored her 50th goal for the U.S. women's team. Only 26, she went on to score once during the U.S.'s victorious campaign in Canada. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images
One of the highlights of Morgan's career came at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The USWNT took the gold medal after defeating Japan 2-1 in the final at London's Wembley Stadium. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/file
The U.S. team's emphatic 5-2 defeat of Japan in the World Cup final was payback for Japan's defeat of Morgan and her teammates in the 2011 tournament. The Americans lost on penalties in a nail-biting final. Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images/file
After a year to remember, Morgan finished third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award in 2012. Harold Cunningham/Getty Images/file
Morgan celebrates with former U.S. coach Pia Sundhage after her winning goal had given the Americans a 4-3 win over Canada at the semifinal stage of London 2012. Sundhage, now coach of her native Sweden, guided the USWNT to successive Olympic gold medals. ANDREW YATES/AFP/GettyImages/file
Throughout her career, Morgan has played with the No. 13 on her back. Far from finding it unlucky, she admits to being amused by the superstition that surrounds it. "I've never seen any unluckiness in this number and it's done great things for me," she insisted. ANDREW YATES/AFP/GettyImages/file
On December 31, 2014, Morgan married her now husband and fellow soccer player Servando Carrasco, a midfielder with MLS team Sporting Kansas City. Kamee June Photography/Handout/Getty Images/file