Alex Morgan is phenomenal.
The soccer superstar burst on to the scene during the 2011 Women's World Cup by being a spark off the bench and carried that momentum all the way through 2012 as the new face of the United States Women's National Team.
Morgan elevated her stock from a relative unknown to the star of all of U.S. Soccer.
She also transcended past just being the favorite soccer player and is currently at the top of the heap in terms of all female athletics, an incredible feat for such a short period of time in the spotlight.
Here are five reasons why Morgan is America's darling.