This April, East Coast Defender received a phone call from Alex Morgan, Olympic Gold Medalist and forward for the U.S. women’s national soccer team and Orlando Pride. Alex and Orlando City Soccer player and husband, Servando Carrasco, decided to visit the shop to check out our custom Land Rover Defenders. Mind you our British owners who love a good football game just wanted to watch sport all day, but Alex and Servando had more in mind after their test drive.
With the newest Carrasco, Blue, in tow, the two soccer stars also made the decision to order their very own luxury custom Land Rover Defender from the East Coast Defender team — a D90 hard-top to be exact. The three, along with another soccer friend, stopped by this June to visit their truck while it awaits transformation in the Rover Dome. The build has yet to be named, but East Coast Defender has already nick-named it Project Thirteen, after Alex’s jersey number.
Building a truck for any of our clients is a privilege and why we are all here, building one for a World Cup winner, Olympic gold medalist and star striker for our local team Orlando Pride is pretty special indeed. When Alex and Servando visit the shop there are two topics, trucks and football, this suits us Brits down to the ground. We haven’t yet convinced them to join our 5 a side team however, this is a work in progress…
We are all looking forward to progressing this build and eventually seeing Alex’s ECD truck sat in the players parking downtown at the new Orlando City/Pride stadium – Tom, Founder and Director.