U.S. women’s national team forward Alex Morgan gave birth to her first child, a girl, on Thursday morning.
Morgan, 30, and her husband Servando Carrasco, 31, a midfielder on the LA Galaxy, welcomed Charlie Elena Carrasco on Thursday at 11:30 a.m., Morgan confirmed Saturday with a post on Twitter.
“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,” Morgan wrote in the Instagram caption.
Carrasco said Morgan, who was due in April, was a warrior and that May 7 was the best day of his life. “Charlie Elena Carrasco, we love you so much baby girl,” he said in an Instagram post.
The couple married in 2014.
A two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medal winner for the U.S., Morgan has been a team captain for the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League during the past two years. Her husband previously played for Orlando City of the MLS.
“Congratulations! Future gamechanger right there!” Billie Jean King wrote on Saturday afternoon.
Morgan is the second mother on the Pride roster. Sydney Leroux missed most of the 2019 season due to the birth of her daughter, Roux. Morgan will also be the second mother on the U.S. women’s national team roster, joining forward Jessica McDonald. Another former U.S. star, Heather O’Reilly, is due in June.