Happy birthday, Alex Morgan. On Tuesday, July 2, the USWNT soccer star celebrates her 30th birthday, but she could also be in store for another celebration. Along with her birthday, Morgan and the United States are set to take on England in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup semifinal with a shot in the championship game on the line.
However, while Morgan is celebrating her birthday, she is focused on the bigger task at hand.
“Birthdays come every year. World Cup comes every 4 YEARS!! It’s aaaaaaall business today,” she wrote on social media.
Birthdays come every year. World Cup comes every 4 YEARS!! It’s aaaaaaall business today 😎 https://t.co/7IWPtTJtcE
— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) July 2, 2019
The USWNT and England face off at 3:00 p.m. ET on FOX.
The United States has had some struggles throughout the Knockout Round of the tournament after steamrolling the competition in the Group Stage, with narrow victories over Spain and host nation France.
England, meanwhile, has yet to concede a goal in the Knockout Rounds with 3-0 victories over Cameroon and Norway. In fact, England has only allowed one goal throughout the entire tournament and that came courtesy of Scotland in their first match of the Women’s World Cup back on June 9.
Morgan plays professionally for the Orlando Pride. Morgan was a member of the University of California Berkeley soccer team during her college career and finished ranking third all-time in goals scored (46) and points (106). And while she starred on the field, Morgan was able to obtain a degree in Political Economy.
She then went on to have professional stints with West Coast FC, California Storm, Pali Blues, Western New York Flash, Seattle Sounders, Portland Thorns FC, and Lyon.
Morgan was ranked by TIME as the top-paid women’s soccer player in the United States in large part thanks to her various endorsements. She also starred in the film Alex & Me in 2017 where she played a fictionalized version of herself.