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Alex Morgan was already tough to stop in the attacking third of the field.
And now, she has a good luck charm in the stands.
The striker’s 9-month-old daughter, Charlie Carrasco, accompanied her superstar mom to Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida, ahead of the US Women’s National Team’s SheBelieves Cup match against Canada Thursday night. She was outfitted in powder blue pants, a white bow with matching white socks, and — the pièce de résistance — a custom USWNT No. 13 kit with “Mom” printed on the back.
The soon-to-be toddler will be on hand as her mom takes the field with the national team for the first time in many months. Morgan, her husband, Servando Carrasco, and Charlie all contracted COVID-19 around the holidays. Her case was severe enough to keep her out of contention for the USWNT’s pair of matches against Colombia late last month.
Morgan will look to use Thursday’s match — and the team’s two subsequent matches in this tournament — to cement her bid for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics. She’s previously competed in two Olympic games and three World Cups with the USWNT, but the field vying for a spot on head coach Vlatko Andonovski’s 18-person roster is as competitive as ever.
That said, Morgan has a small advantage over her counterparts — and she’ll be in the stands on Thursday cheering on her mommy.
Check out the clip of Charlie in her adorable jersey below:
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) February 18, 2021