Kicking It With the Unholy Trinity of the US Women’s Soccer Team

By
Photography Niall O'Brien

Published June 7, 2019

From left: Carli Lloyd, Megan Rapinoe, and Alex Morgan. Uniforms and Cleats by Nike.

With three World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals to their name, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team is one of the most formidable in the history of the game. With their bags packed for this summer’s World Cup in France, we caught up with the unholy trinity at the helm: Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe.

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MEGAN RAPINOE

Age: 33
Position: Forward
Number of International Goals: 44
How Her Teammates Would Describe Her: “I’m a free spirit. I’m charged with scoring goals and creating opportunities, so I think I’m more of the creative force on the team.”
Favorite Non-Soccer Activity: “Going to new restaurants and shopping. I just bought this new Fendi bag that’s almost like a wearable wallet. It has a tiny space for your phone, a tiny space for something that says ‘other,’ and then there’s a little pouch in the back that says ‘secrets.’”

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ALEX MORGAN

Age: 29
Position: Forward
Number of International Goals: 101
How Her Teammates Would Describe Her: “Passionate, confident, and determined—someone who fights for the team. On the field, I’m making sure that I’m in the zone. Off the field, with Megan and Carli, I’m making sure that there’s good team chemistry and that we all trust each other.”
Favorite Non-Soccer Activity: “I love to be near water. I don’t necessarily surf, but I do enjoy paddle boarding.”

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CARLI LLOYD

Age: 36
Position: Forward
Number of International Goals: 107
How Her Teammates Would Describe Her: “I would say that I’m relentless and hard-working. They would likely say that I’m crazy.”
Favorite Non-Soccer Activity: “I really enjoy cooking, having company over, and shooting some hoops.”

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Hair and Makeup: Kasey Vanwey
Executive Producers: Kathleen Heffernan and Summer Sekula
Photography Assistant: Aaron Morganstein