“Didn’t Mean Ending a Career”- USWNT Star Alex Morgan Once Detailed Post-Pregnancy Troubles After Comeback

Published 04/13/2023, 1:30 PM EDT

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In 2020, Alex Morgan made her comeback after taking a significant break from soccer. She had just become a mother. Charlie had since become a fan favorite, but her mom’s comeback wasn’t as easy as it may have seemed. Looking from after 2 years, she showed almost no difference in her game, but the first game was an uphill battle.

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Alex Morgan will be a key piece of the USWNT offense, especially after Mallory Swanson’s almost season-ending injury. Her comeback was a bit disappointing as USWNT, despite being favorites for gold, lost to Canada in Semifinals.

A Bronze medal isn’t what represents the legacy of a player like Alex Morgan. However, she gave a glimpse of a player she was and would become in the future. Back in 2021, Alex Morgan talked about her comeback, in which she discussed many many things about that time period in her career.

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Alex Morgan on her comeback after pregnancy

Alex Morgan made her comeback after being a mother, just before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. In September 2021, Morgan appeared in the first episode of TOGETHXR’s four-part docuseries and talked about the comeback phase. About how she managed to make herself ready to pick this challenge up again.

In the episode titled, Moms are Superheros, Morgan said, “Professional soccer aside, it was really hard being a first-time mom, I had to hear time and time again that I was going to be the same player when I came back from pregnancy. Giving birth and starting a family didn’t mean ending a career.

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Alex Morgan has since become a pillar of USWNT and, due to an untimely injury, her responsibilities are now increasing. With her daughter Charlie, having her own fan base, mama Morgan has to lift the WC trophy this year for her 3-year-old.

Charlie was USWNT’s ‘hype woman’

Before the kick-off of the SheBelieves Cup against Japan, Alex Morgan shared a clip of her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter cheering the team. Morgan wrote, “official hype woman”. Charlie was vibing hard on any man of mine’ by Shania Twain blasting through the speaker.

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She had joined her mother countless times and had witnessed her mother tearing opponents apart. Do you think USWNT will be able to win the World Cup? Or will fans see a twist in the lore? Drop your prediction in the comments below.

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Rishabh Chaudhary

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Rishabh is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports, coming with a year of experience in digital marketing and 19 years of being a sports fan. Like most people in India, he started by watching cricket and then all sports. He writes poetry and songs in his free time and plays FPS games like Valorant and CSGO.
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