By Alex Morgan
Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training, for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Let each man exercise the art he knows.
I remember every goal I’ve scored!
I’ve always wanted to become a professional soccer player.
Whenever people say “women’s soccer,” I want to correct them to say “soccer.” Every girl has had their sport diminished because they’re girls.
I never look at the goalkeeper’s eyes.
I could be a model for one night. But I’m also a professional soccer player, and I like to be taken seriously on the field.
Sportsmanship is definitely an important thing in all sports. In soccer, we all respect each other on such a high level, between Sweden and Brazil and Japan or whatever team it is.
Soccer is what I grew up doing – it’s my passion, and I’m way more comfortable on the field in my soccer cleats.
Music is so huge to soccer, to my life, to working out. I usually have headphones when I’m cleaning the house or making dinner.
I want to know I made women’s soccer better than it was when I came into it.
We’re going to be World Champions…forever.
I really like my legs because I’ve worked hard for them. With soccer, that’s the one thing you’re working all the time.
My favorite goals are the ones when there’s so much pressure. I focus more when the game is on the line.
Around the age of 14, I was very discouraged from a coach. It was my first youth club team while playing soccer. She told me at the time that I wasn’t good enough to play on the team, that I would never get into the game.
I start warming up before training an hour before at the hotel. That’s not because I feel old and my body needs it. It’s because it’s prehab. It’s preventing those injuries.
I love yoga. There’s a lot of stretching involved, which helps with my flexibility and injury prevention. Vinyasa is my favorite as a recovery tool and for me to continue having my legs feel good.
I could always score goals. I loved that feeling of having your team look to you, that feeling of leadership.
We went to Austria to train and it was so peaceful. And I love coffee and the coffee was great.
I would like to win the Ballon d’Or for women. But every top professional should have that ambition.