We’re very sorry to have to be the ones to break this to you guys, but Alex Morgan, US women’s soccer star and all-round awesome person, is engaged. The lucky man is fellow soccer star, Servando Carrasco, of the Houston Dynamo in the MLS.
Here’s what you need to know about one of the luckiest men in America:
1. He’s Just Been Drafted to Houston
He’s a fellow professional, playing for the Houston Dynamo in the MLS. In 2011, he was drafted by the Seattle Sounders, he’s been in Houston since September.
The couple were living together in Portland, prior to Carrasco’s move to Houston. It’s not known where the couple are based now as Morgan continues to play for the Portland Thorns.
2. He Was a Scholarship Student at Berkeley
He was a college star with the California Golden Bears of the University of California, Berkeley.
3. He Grew Up in Tijuana
Although he was born in the US, he grew up mainly in Tijuana, Mexico. He began to live permanently in the US at the age of seven.
Congratulations to my beautiful friend and teammate @alexmorgan13. I'm about to plan the best bachelorette party of all time.
— Sydney Leroux (@sydneyleroux) December 9, 2013
4. Carrasco First Game to the Non-Soccer Public’s Attention During London 2012
During his fiancee’s Olympic exploits at London 2012, Carrasco told The Seattle Times about how crazy he went when Morgan scored in a game:
Oh, I went crazy. I was at my house with my roommates, who are on the team also, and a couple of the neighbors, and I just went nuts. We all play soccer so you know you can’t celebrate too much and you have to stay focused. We celebrated and then we sat back down.
5. He’s Active in Breast Cancer Charities
He says that he draws much of his inspiration from his mother, a two-time survivor of breast cancer.