“Our Phones Were Tracked”: Alex Morgan Opens Up On USWNT’s Harsh Treatment at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 10/01/2021, 3:21 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 07: Alex Morgan #13 of United States Women’s National Team looks on during the second half of a game against the Belgian Women’s National Team at Banc of California Stadium on April 07, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images)


32-year-old, Alex Morgan, is an American sensation, having represented the USWNT for over ten years. Making her debut in 2009, she was the youngest to have joined the squad back then. However, she recently made headlines after opening up on her team’s experience at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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Over time, she has bagged several laurels for herself and her nation. Notably, she scored the winning goal against Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games held in London. Moreover, she remarkably finished that season with 28 goals and 21 assists, becoming the only American woman to do so in the same calendar year.

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TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 06: Alex Morgan of Team USA poses with her Bronze medal after the Gold Medal Match Women’s Football match between Canada and Sweden at International Stadium Yokohama on August 06, 2021, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

What did Alex Morgan say about the COVID restrictions in Japan?

Undoubtedly, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most devastating experience for humankind. Notably, in the light of the then ongoing and rapidly growing cases, the Tokyo Olympics 2020 was called off. However, following an improvement in the situation’s stability, the mega-quadrennial games returned in 2021. Although, the experience was not quite the same.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Women – Quarterfinal – Netherlands v United States – International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan – July 30, 2021. Alex Morgan of the United States REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Opening up on her time in Tokyo, Alex said, “You can’t go outside of the hotel at al. Like our phones were tracked and also we wanted to stay in Japan and not get kicked out. So that was an important piece as well. We also wanted to stay safe and healthy and not at risk of contracting COVID.” 

Career feats by Morgan

Given her heroics for the National side and for the Orlando Pride in the National Women’s Football League, fans and followers regard Morgan highly. Although, apart from being an exceptional footballer, she is quite the actress as well. The American superstar featured in a movie called ‘Alex and Me.’

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Soccer Football – Women – Quarterfinal – Netherlands v United States – International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama, Japan – July 30, 2021. Alex Morgan of the United States in action with Stefanie van der Gragt of the Netherlands REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Notably, she also made it to Time magazine, who acknowledged her as the most paid athlete in the year 2015. At the recent Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, she claimed the bronze with the USWNT, defeating Australia with a score of 4-3.

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Alex Morgan is truly a sensation. However, it is unfortunate to hear of her experience back in Tokyo.

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Divya Chaturvedi

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Divya Chaturvedi is an Olympic Athletics author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing her Under Graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She's also an internationally recognized athlete, specializing in Shot Put and Discus, representing India at the International Children's Games held in Australia has been one of the biggest feats in her endeavor so far. Having participated in The Road to Wimbledon and representing the state several times, she bagged a number of titles for the same.

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