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Alex Morgan and Servando Carrasco Visit Tanzania

Around this time last year, Orlando Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris spent time out of her offseason to visit Liberia and the Monrovia Football Academy, promoting the growth of the game of soccer in Africa. This year, Alex Morgan and husband Servando Carrasco have taken the opportunity to visit four cities in Tanzania from now until December 9 as part of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Soccer Sport Envoy Program.

Both Morgan and Carrasco will be participating in Sports Diplomacy programs and soccer clinics with more than 150 students in different areas of the country, while also speaking to students in Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. Both also plan to visit two all-girls soccer programs to help bring to light the importance of equality through sport and growing the game of soccer.

The U.S. Soccer federation has sent over 70 players overseas to conduct different soccer clinics since the program started back in 2005 and look to continue to help grow the game of soccer in underprivileged areas across the world.

Be sure to follow Alex on Instagram as she documents her next few days in Africa.

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UPDATE: June 10, 2020 - Major League Soccer announced it will restart the 2020 season with all 26 MLS clubs competing in the MLS is Back Tournament at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida beginning July 8. Upon completion of the tournament, MLS plans to continue its regular season with a revised schedule in home markets. The revised schedule may see certain matches from the original 2020 MLS regular season schedule being cancelled or rescheduled. The final number of matches and the schedule for the remainder of the 2020 MLS regular season and related ticket policies will be announced in the coming weeks.