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Alex Morgan sets sights on 2023 World Cup with USWNT

Blake Schuster
Yahoo Sports Contributor

While the rest of her country is still celebrating a World Cup victory, Alex Morgan is already getting her mind right to win another title in 2023.

The United States women’s national team is waving goodbye to its coach over the next couple months, and the next Women’s World Cup doesn’t have a host yet — to say nothing of the equal pay fight — but one thing the Americans can hopefully count on is Morgan suiting up to play in four years.

"For me, I want another World Cup," Morgan said on her ESPN+ show. "I just look at continuing to play on top of my game [and] bring home more medals. There's really no end point in sight. I feel like I'm still pretty young and have a lot more to offer."

If the United States mounts another successful title defense, Morgan would become the first woman in FIFA history to win three World Cups. Only Pele has won three World Cup titles on the men’s side.

The USWNT co-captain is currently 30 years old and has logged 106 goals in 169 international matches.

She’s also the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation arguing for equal pay between the men’s and women’s national teams. That’s along with starring for the Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Simply put: Alex Morgan is everywhere and has no plans to change that. Instead, she’s is setting herself up to stand as one of the greatest athletes in soccer history, period.

Unlike her last two titles, however, the next tournament figures to provide some extra challenges — aside from those that come with aging four years —as the 2023 World Cup field is expected to expand from 24 teams to 32 teams.

Given how she’s played in the past, Morgan should be just fine.

MANHATTAN, NY - JULY 10: Alex Morgan #13 of United States addresses the crowd during the ceremony on the steps of City Hall after the ticker tape parade down Broadway and through the through the Canyon of Heroes,. This celebration was put on by the City of Manhattan to honor the team winning the 2019 FIFA World Cup Championship title, their fourth, played in France against Netherlands, at the City Hall Ceremony in the Manhattan borough of New York on July 10, 2019, USA. (Photo by Ira L. Black/Corbis via Getty Images)

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