Alex Morgan will miss her World Cup Match against Chile this Sunday after she failed to get her shift at Applebee’s covered.
Morgan who has been working at Applebee’s for the last 8 years to cover expenses believe she had her shift covered but when Beth, a single mother of 3, twisted her ankle on a Lego, she could no longer cover the shift.
Morgan tried to convince her manager to allow 17-year old Tina Brown to cover the shift but Tina has just started and had not completed the 3-week mandatory training for all Applebee’s employee’s to undergo before conducting a solo shift.
You may be asking Why can’t Alex Morgan just call out for such a huge game; but that is actually the problem. On a normal Sunday she could call out and the staff could handle that, however Today is a World Cup game which will more than triple the average capacity. Morgan’s very talent of leading the team this far is the exact reason why she has to fill up soda’s for 8 hours on Sunday while her team tries to advance in the world’s biggest tournament.
This obviously brings into question the humongous wage gap disparity between Men and Women’s soccer. We reached out to all 20 members of the US Men’s soccer team but couldn’t get passed their secretaries.
Analysts are still confident that Team USA can pull this win off without Morgan. They won their last game against Thailand 13-0 and they’re playing against a Chile team that was just formed 3 Weeks ago with women from a Chilean Flea Market.
Update: Carlie Lloyd will also miss the game after car breaks down and bus pass being expired.