Alex Morgan Has Some Good News To Share With Her Fans.
Alex Morgan is a three-time World Cup finalist, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and, most recently, a first-time mom-to-be.
Morgan’s rep confirmed to People magazine that the 30-year-old soccer superstar is expecting a daughter in April with husband (and fellow soccer pro) Servando Carrasco. The pair shared a series of adorable photos on social media yesterday announcing their new addition:
We are already in love and we haven’t even met her yet. Newest member of the Carrasco family, coming soon. pic.twitter.com/xeJPuDQgiS— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) October 23, 2019
For those of you who might be doing some quick finger-counting, Morgan is due to give birth just three months before the start of the 2020 Olympics. And though #13 herself has yet to comment on the subject, a source close to Morgan says that she doesn’t intend to let new motherhood keep her off the pitch in Tokyo.
(I struggled to do anything but change diapers and cry three months after giving birth, but my baby bump didn’t contain visible abs like Morgan’s does. She might be Superwoman.)
One thing is for sure: motherhood is not going to stop Alex Morgan from continuing to be a key force in the USWNT’s fight for equal pay.
Earlier this month, the United States Soccer Federation filed a response to the team’s discrimination suit against them. In their statement, the USSF alleged that some of the plaintiffs (including Morgan and Megan Rapinoe) made too much to adequately represent the rest of their teammates. Lawyers for the USWNT are slapping down this point, arguing that since the players in question still earned just 2/3 of the salary that their male counterparts would have brought in for the same achievements, their perspective is more than valid.
Tacko’s Strange Injury
If you tuned into the Celtics’ opener on Wednesday night, you might have been disappointed not to have the opportunity to gawk at 7’5″ rookie Tacko Fall towering over all that he surveys.
It turns out that Tacko was placed in concussion protocol following an injury sustained in a practice facility restroom. According to Fall, the C’s newest big man was washing his hands when he smacked his head on the ceiling. When he woke up the next morning and didn’t feel well, it was a clear sign that something wasn’t quite right.
It’s no surprise that we’re going to have to wait a little longer to see some Tacko action. Fall has a two-way contract with the Maine Red Claws (the Celtics’ G-League affiliate) and will be eligible to play up to just 45 games with Boston this season.
How lucky are we to be alive at the same time as Simone Biles?
The Queen of Gymnastics and Houston native Biles couldn’t throw out a World Series first pitch in her hometown without throwing in a dash of her signature flare. Check it out.
Photo credit: SI.com, Portland Press Herald, People