Alex Morgan Picks Sides in the Grand Soccer vs. Modeling Debate

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJuly 3, 2012

DALLAS, TX - MAY 15:  Soccer player, Alex Morgan, poses for a portrait during the 2012 Team USA Media Summit on May 15, 2012 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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U.S. women's soccer national team star Alex Morgan sat down for an interview with USA Today and made her feelings known on everything from Stephen Colbert to her future in modeling. 

Much will be made of her answers, which is pretty standard fare for a motivated athlete looking to make the best of a promising career. 

You might know Morgan from such hits as a grandiose goal against Japan in the World Cup and Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue in body paint. 

HALMSTAD, SWEDEN - JUNE 18:  Alex Morgan of USA celebrates her goal during the Swedish Invitational Women's Volvo Cup match between Japan and USA on June 18, 2012 in Halmstad, Sweden. (Photo by Bobbo Lauhage/Getty Images)
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Somehow, her brief modeling cameo actually begged the question on which endeavor she would prefer, as if there is some natural tendency for women to model instead of compete. 

Here is the sugary line of questioning: 

Q: One of the things outside of your soccer career that has received a lot of attention is your modeling. What's harder, being an international soccer player or a swimsuit model?

A: It's definitely harder trying to be a model for a day, because I am in no way a model. Soccer is what I grew up doing – it's my passion, and I'm way more comfortable on the field in my soccer cleats.

Q: Bigger accomplishment: scoring in a World Cup final or beating out Stephen Colbert on the Maxim Hot 100 list?

A: Scoring a goal in a World Cup was my dream as a little girl. I didn't really dream of being in Maxim when I was 5.

The other questions center on the dirtiest player on Team USA and her most memorable moment in soccer. More of that...give me more of that. 

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Morgan is a great sport to place modeling as the harder endeavor, especially when we have seen this type of question a number of times before with female athletes. 

I am sure modeling offers its challenges and is a trying occupation, but Morgan has been dreaming of playing soccer her whole life and turned herself into a world-class athlete. She has represented her country on the grandest of stages in the World Cup and will now traipse into London wearing Uncle Sam's colors once again. 

Excuse me for saying this, but those are some clown questions, bro. 

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