U.S. women’s national team star Alex Morgan is now a mom, just in time to celebrate Mother’s day.
The Orlando Pride star forward gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday, with her and her husband, Servando Carrasco, welcoming Charlie Elena Carrasco to their family.
“At 1130am on May 7 weighing 8lbs. 5oz., Charlie Elena Carrasco made her grand entrance into the world,” Morgan wrote on Instagram. “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.”
Alex Morgan announced in October of 2019 that she was pregnant, just over three months after helping the U.S. to a second straight Women’s World Cup title.
She had intended to return to fitness and form in time for the 2020 Olympics–she even joined U.S. training in a very limited capacity ahead of its decisive qualifying match in Los Angeles–but a three-month runway would have been a tight time crunch. With the Olympics postponed to the summer of 2021, she’ll have an extra year to get ready to help the U.S. in its quest to win gold for the fifth time.