American soccer star and World Cup Champion Alex Morgan felt the ticker tape rain down on her and her teammates recently in New York City’s Canyon of Heroes. The US Women’s World Cup team was celebrated with a ticker tape parade — the first non-New York team to receive the honor. Now Morgan has achieved another first — and it will last longer and probably be seen by far more people: Alex Morgan is on the cover of the new EA SPORTS FIFA 16 game.
For the uninitiated, that’s soccer’s version of EA Sports wildly popular billion dollar franchise Madden NFL — the video football game. Morgan will share the cover with Argentine superstar Lionel Messi. It marks the first time a woman has ever graced the cover.