Great Quotes from Alex Morgan

Winning and losing isn’t everything; sometimes, the journey is just as important as the outcome.

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It’s so easy to lose your fitness and so hard to gain it back.

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After I got my gold medal, I thought, ‘This isn’t just me. It belongs to my team, my friends, my family, the fans, everybody who’s impacted my life – this is our gold medal.’ So when someone asks to try it on, I’m like, ‘Sure, why not?’ I might be a little too relaxed about it, but why would I keep it to myself?

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I think it’s important to keep things positive. Sometimes you don’t win, and that sucks, and you work on improving.

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Sportsmanship is definitely an important thing in all sports. In soccer, we all respect each other on such a high level, between Sweden and Brazil and Japan or whatever team it is.

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You should never be afraid of looking athletic or building too much muscle.

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There’s really no secret to success. You make your own success.

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To force a change, sometimes you need to stand up. You know what you’re worth – rather than what your employer is paying you.

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Whenever people say ‘women’s soccer,’ I want to correct them to say ‘soccer.’ Every girl has had their sport diminished because they’re girls.

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Social media has come a long way. With the good has come some bad, and you always have a lot of people hiding behind their computers and being very critical of what you do on and off the field, of what you tweet, of what you say, of everything you do.

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I remember every goal I’ve scored!

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I have to look at myself in the mirror and tell myself that I’m beautiful, even if I don’t necessarily believe it.

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The head-banging music gives me a headache. Katy Perry is fun, Rihanna, old-school ’90s hip-hop. Salt-N-Pepa. I like listening to that. Get the nerves out before the games.

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I feel the most confident when I’m comfortable in workout clothes with my hair up in a ponytail.

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I really try to take a step back from the soccer world and going a thousand miles an hour every day. I like to do some sort of either meditation or mental visualization or breathing exercises – something to calm my mind down because a lot of times, it’s just going faster than it should.

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I always, always decide where I’m going with the ball before I take a penalty shot, stare at the ball, follow through, and never look at the place that I’m going to shoot.

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Every time you step onto the field, you have to set goals. My goals are to either score a goal, to have an assist, or to play well.

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I try to push myself a little every day. For me, it’s doing 10 more seconds of whatever I’m working on. So if I’m on the treadmill sprinting my butt off or doing a grueling core workout, I think to myself, ‘You can do 10 more seconds, and you’ll be that much mentally stronger.’ After a while, those 10 seconds add up!

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Around the age of 14, I was very discouraged from a coach. It was my first youth club team while playing soccer. She told me at the time that I wasn’t good enough to play on the team, that I would never get into the game.

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It’s an obstacle being a girl when you move all over and don’t have half the things you need. It’s like everything is wrinkled in your life.

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My dad has been to every soccer game that I’ve played in, both at the amateur level and at the professional level, and he always had great things to say whether we won or we lost, whether I felt great or not so great.

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People know there’s more than one side to me. You can have beauty and brains and athletic ability. You can switch up the cleats for heels once in a while. You can do both.

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Pregame, I eat pancakes for a meal. I always do mental visualization before the game to prepare myself. Postgame, I typically take ice baths.

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I started off playing sports when I was five years old. I played three or four sports all throughout the year.

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I would like to win the Ballon d’Or for women. But every top professional should have that ambition.

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There’s those young girls that I once was, looking up to Mia Hamm, Christine Lilly, all those players, and I know how much of an effect they had on me. Knowing that, I feel like I’m in a position where I can really help be a positive influence in girls’ lives.

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People know there’s more than one side to me. You can have beauty and brains and athletic ability. You can switch up the cleats for heels once in a while. You can do both.

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Music is so huge to soccer, to my life, to working out. I usually have headphones when I’m cleaning the house or making dinner.

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I have a couple of go-to sneakers off the pitch. I like to have shoes that I can slip on and wear with anything. I travel often, so it’s about finding those two or three pairs of shoes that can go with any outfit, whether they go with leggings or a skirt or a dress or jeans.

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I always map out how to get a good eight or nine hours of sleep before I even start my day. And my rule is to put my phone on silent when I go to bed; that way, no texts or emails can disturb me.

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I certainly don’t feel like I have the perfect body type… It’s through your own eyes. And for every female, you’re going to see flaws in that; you’re going to see flaws regardless. So for me, it’s just important to have that confidence and self-esteem no matter what body type you have.

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I grew up always having dessert after dinner. Always. It’s such a hard habit for me to break. It’s fine to have dessert every once in a while, but not seven days a week!

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Once I got to college, I realized that practicing 3-6 days wasn’t going to be enough for me to get where I wanted.

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I find my motivation from everyone who looks up to me and my teammates. From the little girls that look up to me and tell me they want to be like me when they grow up.

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It’s great to see women standing up in their own line of work and fighting for fair value.

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I don’t think the entire world respects women in sport. But if FIFA start respecting the women’s game more, others will follow.

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My favorite goals are the ones when there’s so much pressure. I focus more when the game is on the line.

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I could always score goals. I loved that feeling of having your team look to you, that feeling of leadership.

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I want young girls to dream about being professional soccer players instead of just watching the boys go out and play.

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I’m never just on the couch. Being busy is part of who I am. But it’s hard juggling my family, my husband, balancing that time.

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My workouts are mostly interval-based, so I’m never running at a constant speed. I’m always switching it up because I don’t want my body getting used to one thing in particular.

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I love yoga. There’s a lot of stretching involved, which helps with my flexibility and injury prevention. Vinyasa is my favorite as a recovery tool and for me to continue having my legs feel good.

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I have experienced sexism multiple times, and I’m sure I will a lot more.

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My goal is to show girls that I’m fighting so they don’t have to, so they don’t have to fight the same battles, so they don’t have to fight for wage equality or whatever it may be.

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One thing I’m proud to do like a girl is represent my country in the Olympics and at the highest level, at the highest platform that I can.

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I start warming up before training an hour before at the hotel. That’s not because I feel old and my body needs it. It’s because it’s prehab. It’s preventing those injuries.

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I feel like you have to use the platform you’re given to voice concerns and also to praise things when they need to be praised.

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I hate being recognized; I hate it, hate it.

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I’ve always wanted to skydive.

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I don’t want to say names, but there are certain companies I won’t work with because of previous people they’ve worked with. I don’t want to be put in the same category as another athlete that I don’t necessarily think is a good role model.

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I feel like I’m always looking to continue improving myself. I’m always looking to win. I’m super competitive, so going into the Olympics, I feel like that’s nothing different.

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I feel like when there’s more on the line and there’s more risks, that means there’s more reward.

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