Orlando Pride forward Alex Morgan named to 2019 TIME 100 list

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Orlando Pride and U.S. Women’s National Team forward Alex Morgan has been named to the TIME 100 for 2019, a list that recognizes the most influential pioneers, leaders, titans, artists and icons of the year.

Morgan’s excerpt, written by U.S. WNT legend Mia Hamm, recognizes the FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion’s work both on and off the field in the past year.

On the field, Morgan has just recently reached the 100-goal mark for the U.S. WNT, accomplishing this feat against Australia on April 4. She is the seventh player in U.S. Soccer history to join this exclusive club and the third to do so before her 30th birthday, joining Hamm and Abby Wambach in that accomplishment. Morgan and the U.S. WNT will look to defend their 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup title in France this coming summer.

Off the field, Morgan has been at the forefront in the fight for women's equality and empowerment. Her commitment to inspiring future generations of female athletes is what places her among the most influential titans of 2019.

Hamm’s excerpt on Morgan can be read here. The complete list can be found here.

Morgan and the Pride face the North Carolina Courage on Wednesday night in Cary, N.C. The team returns to Orlando City Stadium on Saturday, April 27 to host Utah Royals FC at 7:30 p.m.