The Women’s World Cup kicks off next week in France, and once again, Alex Morgan will be one of the stars leading the United States Women’s National Team into competition. The reigning world champions are the favorite to prevail again.
This week, Morgan did an interesting interview with Time magazine on both soccer and her other passions in life. She spoke about President Donald Trump – and whether she’d visit the White House if the team wins the World Cup again.
In short, she won’t be. Morgan says that she doesn’t “stand” for a lot of things that Trump’s administration stands for. One of her issues is how Trump’s administration has dealt with migrant families at the southern border of the country.
Here’s more, via Time:
President Donald Trump is another target. “I don’t stand for a lot of things the current office stands for,” Morgan says. She’s particularly upset about the Administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the southern border, noting that her husband’s family is from Mexico. Indeed, if Trump invites the team to the White House after the World Cup, Morgan says she won’t go. If that turns anyone off, so be it.
“We don’t have to be put in this little box,” Morgan says between sips of red wine at dinner. “There’s the narrative that’s been said hundreds of times about any sort of athlete who’s spoken out politically. ‘Stick to sports.’ We’re much more than that, O.K.?”
Morgan, who is 29 years old, has been a member of the USWNT since 2010. She’s scored 101 goals in 162 appearances. She’s one of the best players in the world.
Earlier this year, she was also featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
This year’s World Cup kicks off on June 7.