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Alex Morgan talks about Sounders Women debut, and rave green jersey without “Carrasco” on back

Post by Don Ruiz / The News Tribune on April 9, 2012 at 10:06 pm with 2 Comments »
April 9, 2012 10:06 pm

Here’s some of what U.S. national team member Alex Morgan had to say after recording a goal and an assist in her debut with the Sounders Women tonight, a 5-0 friendly win over Seattle Pacific.

On the game: I felt good about our first time playing together. We haven’t been able to practice a lot together. It’s good. We came out and played a great game — a 5-0 win – and we look forward to the rest of this week and playing again on Friday.

On scoring: I had my fair share of chances. So, I did get on the board, and I’m happy about that. Hopefully next time I’ll put a few more away.

On the near-sellout crowd: I’m really impressed with Seattle and the support that we’ve got for the women’s team. It’s been great so far. I was really surprised at how many fans came out to support us. With the WPS we were lucky getting a crowd like this. This was a crowd we would get maybe directly after the World Cup.

On Seattle possibly joining WPS: Oh yeah, Seattle is a great soccer city – all of the Northwest. You just see that with MLS, so I’m really hope they take that next step if the WPS decides to come back if they can get their act together to come back next year, Seattle is definitely doing the right thing this year.

On having so many national team members on Sounders Women: It’s get to have (five U.S. national team members) on this team. It’s always nice to be able to play with them and get some extra games and practices with my teammates. But it’s also nice to switch it up. We’re with the team all the time, so it’s nice to get a feel for other plyayers and get some games in and some competitions with teams other than playing intersquad scrimmages in training camp.

On wearing the same jersey as her longtime boyfriend, Sounders FC midfielder Servando Carrasco: It’s awesome to put on this jersey and have my name on the back. I’ve been wearing this jersey with “Carrasco” on the back all last year and this year, so it’s really nice to have my own jersey. It was almost a little surreal putting it on today. I’m really happy about that.

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  1. gogalaxy says:

    “ALEVANDO” 2012!! I just had to give you two a celeb name so sorry!

    Alex Morgan please don’t marry me.. Alex.. you should have a coffee-talk w/ Trista Sutter(1st “Bachelorette”) and take notes cause that girl has a very strong marriage. It’s been 5+ years already since you’ve dated your Sounder sweetheart.

    Servando and Alex can give Brangelina and Justelena(Bieber Gomez) a run for their $$$ as well as the winners of my beating heart. *3 Time Super Bowl Champion NE Patriots….(only if Alex Morgan changes to Alex Carrasco of course)

  2. gogalaxy says:

    OPINION: ALEVANDO 2012… im very sorry i have to put a name on babyhorse and her sweetheart…

    She will be wearing her Morgan 13 kit… but I have no doubt she’ll sport a “Carrasco 13″ Jersey in a couple of years, she is really PROUD of her BF. ABSOLUTELY she will marry this boy and every numbnutted guy will have to move on!

    Alex Morgan DO NOT BE ASHAMED!!! talk about your relationship w/ Servando Carrasco to the media. ITS BEEN almost 5 YEARS… I know you n Serva will take the next step or just admit you’ll marry him in a very private ceremony.

    Morgan-Carrasco are definitely IN IT to WIN IT!!!!!

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