Alex Morgan Says Expecting a Daughter Further ‘Validates’ Her Fight for Equal Pay

In July, as part of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, Morgan, 30, helped lead her teammates (including co-captains Megan Rapinoe and Carli Lloyd) to the United States’ fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup championship. After the win, Morgan told PEOPLE that she and her teammates “are always trying to encourage and inspire the next generation of girls to play sports. Soccer Stars Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco Expecting a Daughter In addition to their 2019 World Cup win, the U.S. women’s national soccer team made headlines when they filed a gender-discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation because they were not being paid as much as the men’s team. RELATED: Alex Morgan Says USWNT Wants to ‘Inspire the Next Generation of Girls to Play in Sports’ “We are so overjoyed to grow our family,” Morgan said at the time, adding of her daughter on the way, “She’s the best World Cup gift I could have asked for.” “I plan to follow in those footsteps and be one of those women who have a family, and carry my daughter around as I’m going to the next city to play,” Morgan said.

Source: People

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