Servando Carrasco and Alex Morgan are a sports power couple. Both professional football players, Morgan and Carrasco have enjoyed different careers. While Morgan went on to win the Women’s World Cup with the United States, Carrasco spent most of his playing career in the MLS. But despite the obvious difference in their success as a player, both Morgan and Carrasco are well known within the United States, with the former’s fame exceeding the country. When the USA nabbed the 2-0 win against the Netherlands, the media was all over the team, and one of their most coveted stars was Alex Morgan. But despite the fame, not much was written about Morgan’s husband, Servando Carrasco. So, for this article, we will take the spotlight away from Morgan for a bit and talk about the life of Servando Carrasco.
Servando Carrasco was born on the 13th of August 1988, in Coronado, California. Born in California, Carrasco spent most of his early life in Tijuana, Mexico, and went to St. Augustine High School in San Diego, California. Up until he was 19 years of age, Carrasco played for his high school and San Diego Surf Soccer Club, which is often considered to be one of the most competitive soccer clubs in California. During his younger years, Carrasco was recognized as Western League Player of the Year, CIF Player of the Year, and the San Diego Union-Tribune All-County Player of the Year. At the same time, Carrasco was also invited to join the Olympic Development Program and the Premier Development Program.
From College to Professional:
Following his high school graduation in 2007, Carrasco joined the University of California, Berkeley, under a sports scholarship. Following his first season, where he recorded seven points on two goals and three assists, Carrasco made it to the All-Pac-10 second team and Pac-10 All-Academic second team for 2008. In his final years, Carrasco co-captained the team and was named NSCAA Third Team Far West Region, First Team All-Pac-10, Third Team Pac-10 All-American, and Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention.
Fresh out of college, Carrasco was drafted on January 13, 2011, by Seattle Sounders FC. He stayed with the team for two years from 2011 to 2013 and had a single goal. He was traded to Huston Dynamo from 2013 to 2014 where he had 19 apps. After representing Sporting Kansas City in 2015, Carrasco moved to Orlando City for two years up until 2017. He then entered the 2017 MLS Re-Entry Draft and was drafted by LA Galaxy. After playing for them for a single season, Carrasco joined Fort Lauderdale CF in USL League One.
American soccer player Servando Carrasco has an estimated net worth of USD 1.5 million.
Servando Carrasco is happily married to Alex Morgan and the pair have been together since early 2010. They eventually tied the knot on December 31, 2014, and had their first child, Charlie Elena Carrasco, on May 7, 2020. Following the birth of her child, Morgan took to Instagram to express her joy.
“At 1130am on May 7 weighing 8lbs5oz, Charlie Elena Carrasco made her grand entrance into the world. She made us wait longer than expected, but I should have known she would do it her way and her way only. My super moon baby,”
A soccer family:
While Carrasco and Morgan both play soccer professionally, they are adamant to keep it out of their personal lives. In an interview, Carrasco revealed that unless the other one asks for it, the duo doesn’t give advice to each other on their game.
“If she wants to talk about, we’ll talk about it. If I want to talk about it, we’ll talk about it. But soccer’s such a huge part of our life, and when we’re off the field, we’re normal people. We have hobbies. We do stuff. It’s almost because her life is encapsulated by soccer, and mine is, too, that sometimes we don’t even talk about soccer. But of course, if she ever wants my opinion on something, I give it to her.”
A quick write on Alex Morgan:
Alex Morgan is an American professional soccer player who currently plays as a forward for the United States women’s national soccer team and the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) club team, the San Diego Wave.
Morgan was born on July 2, 1989, in San Dimas, California. She began playing soccer at a young age and quickly showed a talent for the sport. She attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she played college soccer and helped lead the team to the NCAA Tournament.
In 2011, Morgan was drafted by the Western New York Flash of the Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) league, where she played for one season before the league folded. She then joined the Seattle Sounders Women of the W-League, where she played for one season before joining the Portland Thorns FC for the inaugural season of the NWSL in 2013.
Morgan has won numerous accolades throughout her career, including two FIFA Women’s World Cup championships with the United States women’s national soccer team in 2015 and 2019. She has also won two Olympic gold medals, in 2012 and 2020, and has been named to the FIFA FIFPro World XI four times. Morgan is widely regarded as one of the best women’s soccer players in the world, and her contributions to the sport have helped raise the profile of women’s soccer in the United States and around the world.