Alex Morgan is scoring goals again — and just in time for Team USA.
Morgan netted her first goal of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Monday night when she sniped a shot past Colombia backup goalkeeper Stefany Castaño, who tried to cheat off the post in anticipation of a cross.
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Morgan’s 53rd-minute tally opened Team USA’s scoring in the 2-0 win in Edmonton, and took heat off Abby Wambach, who had missed a penalty kick four minutes earlier. Catalina Perez, Colombia’s starting keeper, had been sent off for taking down Morgan in the box.
Morgan is the face of U.S. women’s soccer, and if her goal is a sign of things to come, it’d be welcome news for an American team that’s in the quarterfinals but not without some unsure performances. Next up: China on Friday night in Ottawa.
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Thumbnail photo via Jun 22, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; United States forward Alex Morgan (13) moves the ball against Colombia forward Oriánica Velásquez (9) during the second half in the round of sixteen in the FIFA 2015 women's World Cup soccer tournament at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports