You may remember a few years ago that Alex Morgan inked a deal to write a series of books for young girls called "The Kicks," about a girl who moves to a new city and has to integrate into a new soccer team. It seems like the books have done fairly well, because Amazon just ordered a pilot based on the series.
The pilot is part of a group of kid-friendly programming Amazon will debut this summer, which is nicely coincidental timing for the World Cup. The live-action show is built to target the 6-11 age group, and was adapted by David Babcock, known for his work on the hit show "Gilmore Girls."
In addition to "The Kicks", Amazon green-lit five other television pilots, including four animated series. Some of the personalities working on these shows range from the Jim Henson Company ("Lily the Unicorn") to former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins ("A History of Radness").
Morgan and her USA teammates, including Boston Breakers goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, will play their second World Cup warm-up match in Carson, California on Sunday against Mexico. The Yanks start group play on June 8th against Australia.