Five things to know about Alex Morgan

One of the U.S. soccer team's brightest stars, Alex Morgan appeared in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and helped her team win gold at the London 2012 Olympics.

SI Swimsuit On Location Hosted By HAZE Nightclub At ARIA Resort & Casino

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 15: SI bodypaint model. soccer player Alex Morgan arrives at SI Swimsuit On Location hosted by Haze Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on February 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Alex Morgan of United States celebrates after scoring her teams first goal during the FIFA Womens's World Cup Final between the United States of America and Japan at FIFA Word Cup stadium on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)

Portland Timbers v Seattle Sounders FC

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 14: Servando Carrasco #23 of the Seattle Sounders FC dribbles against the Portland Timbers at Qwest Field on May 14, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Alex Morgan of USA runs with the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

2012 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying - Dominican Republic v United_States

VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 20: Heidy Salazar #12 of the Dominican Republic watches as Alex Morgan #13 of the United States kicks the ball for a goal during their game at the CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament at BC Place on January 20, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 4 - Women's Football - USA v DPR Korea

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Alex Morgan of United States reacts during the Women's Football first round Group G match between the United States and DPR Korea,on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on July 31, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 4 - Women's Football - USA v DPR Korea

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Alex Morgan of United States runs with the ball during the Women's Football first round Group G match between the United States and DPR Korea,on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Old Trafford on July 31, 2012 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Women's Football - USA v Colombia

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 28: Alex Morgan of USA jumps over Sandra Sepulveda of Columbia during the Women's Football first round Group G match between United States and Colombia on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hampden Park on July 28, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Women's Football - USA v Colombia

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 28: Alex Morgan of USA controls the ball during the Women's Football first round Group G match between United States and Colombia on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hampden Park on July 28, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 1 - Women's Football - USA v Colombia

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 28: Carli Lloyd of USA (R) celebrates with team-mate Alex Morgan after scoring their third goal during the Women's Football first round Group G match between United States and Colombia on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hampden Park on July 28, 2012 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 7 - Women's Football Q/F - Match 20 - USA v New Zealand

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 03: Alex Morgan of the United States reacts after missing a shot at goal during the Women's Football Quarter Final match between United States and New Zealand, on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at St James' Park on August 3, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)

United States v Brazil - International Friendly

CHIBA, JAPAN - APRIL 03: Alex Morgan #13 of United States in action during the international friendly match between United States and Brazil at Fukuda Denshi Arena on April 3, 2012 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Koji Watanabe/Getty Images)

SI Swimsuit On Location Hosted By HAZE Nightclub At ARIA Resort & Casino

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 15: SI bodypaint model. soccer player Alex Morgan arrives at SI Swimsuit On Location hosted by Haze Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on February 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

SI Swimsuit On Location Hosted By HAZE Nightclub At ARIA Resort & Casino

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 15: SI bodypaint model. soccer player Alex Morgan arrives at SI Swimsuit On Location hosted by Haze Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on February 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Alex Morgan (L) of USA celebrates scoring the first goal with Abby Wambach (R) during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

SI Swimsuit On Location Hosted By HAZE Nightclub At ARIA Resort & Casino

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 15: SI bodypaint model, soccer player Alex Morgan attends SI Swimsuit On Location hosted by Haze Nightclub at the Aria Resort & Casino at CityCenter on February 15, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated)

Japan v USA: FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 Final

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - JULY 17: Alex Morgan of the USA runs with the ball during the FIFA Women's World Cup Final match between Japan and USA at the FIFA World Cup stadium Frankfurt on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)

2012 Team USA Media Summit

DALLAS, TX - MAY 15: Soccer player, Alex Morgan, poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 15, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports - Arrivals

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Alex Morgan attends the 32nd Annual Salute To Women In Sports Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on October 19, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

USA Training & Press Conference - FIFA Women's World Cup 2011

MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY - JULY 12: Alex Morgan of the USA during a USA training session at Borussia-Park on July 12, 2011 in Moenchengladbach, Germany. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

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USA's striker Alex Morgan (L) and Japan's midfielder Aya Miyama vie for the ball during the FIFA Women's Football World Cup final match Japan vs USA on July 17, 2011 in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany. Japan won 3-1 in a penalty shoot-out after the final had finished 2-2 following extra-time. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)