Found August 06, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Alex Morgan
Just one thing was missing from Monday's game between the U.S. and Canada, a contest that had people saying "instant classic" long before the final result was decided. America needed a hero, a player to find a way to score the go-ahead goal that the U.S. hadn't been able to nab since falling behind in the first half. Alex Morgan took the challenge. Morgan, known best for her incredible speed and skillful kicks, used her head on the pivotal score, sending a ball just over the outstretched Canadian goalkeeper's hands into the back of the net to put Team USA...

26 Hottest Photos Of Alex Morgan – Team USA Soccer

Alex Morgan hadn’t scored a goal in the Olympics since the first game, but that all changed this afternoon as she headed a winning goal in the 120th minute to defeat Canada and send the U.S. to the gold medal game, 4-3. It appeared the match would head to a shootout, but the header dropped and now it’s a gold medal matchup with Japan at Wembley Stadium. Looking for Alex Morgan...

Alex Morgan's game-winner vs. Canada

Alex Morgan scored this impossibly dramatic late game-winner to defeat Canada 4-3 in extra time in a definite game of the year contender in the Olympic semifinals. The goal is spectacular... and so is the call by NBC's Arlo White, whose voice cracks in excitement and amazement over what he has just seen. White was phenomenal throughout the game setting the scene at Old...

Morgan next face of US women's soccer

First-time Olympian Alex Morgan already has her defining moment: A game-winning goal in overtime that put the U.S. women's soccer team into the gold medal match. And of all things, it came on a header, the very skill that was supposed to be a weakness in her game. If she keeps this up, she really will outgrow her nickname. ''We came up with the name 'Baby Horse...

Guy freaks out over Alex Morgan game winning goal at 2012 London Olympics (Video)

If you thought you were excited when USA soccer star Alex Morgan scored that game winning goal in extra time against Canada. Check out this guy's reaction:

Wambach Or Morgan...??? Which Last-Second Goal Is Better...???

((HT: IOC/Televiso)) We all know the Women's World Cup game ender against Brazil... Rapinoe to Wambach in injury time in extra time to advance to the final... Now, we have another one that ranks right up there for suspense, meaning, and all the other predicate nouns that are associated with nationalistic athletics... Down 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 the USWNT came back three...

Thrilling finishes not new for USA

Old Trafford was full of tired legs and empty gas tanks. But Alex Morgan just kept on moving, kept on running and kept on trying. After 122 minutes of the most physical, emotionally tiring and pressure-packed soccer match these Olympic Games have seen, Morgan rose to the occasion and reminded everyone why she is considered the next breakout soccer star. Morgan's game-winning...

Morgan's winning goal

Watch Alex Morgan's winning goal for the United States against Canada in Olympic women's soccer.

Alex Morgan game winner! U.S. edges Canada 4-3 in OT semifinal

With her game-winning goal, 23-year-old Alex Morgan became the youngest player to score 20 goals in one year for the U.S Women’s National soccer team.The young striker  scored her first goal since netting two in the opening game of pool play versus France. The prolific scorer ended her drought tonight as the U.S. edged Canada 4-3 in extra time. Morgan has propelled the USWNT...

Alex Morgan’s Beautiful and Golden Header FTW!

We always love to celebrate the ladies here at COED Magazine, but I can say with absolute certainty that the US vs. Canada soccer game I just witnessed was probably the most exciting example of... [[ Read More ]]

US women reach soccer final in thriller

Since women's soccer was introduced to the Olympics back in 1996, there has not been a gold-medal game that did not include the United States. That streak continued Monday night, but only because of some inspired play by the Americans, who refused to give up in the face of relentless pressure on the part of Canada. Alex Morgan's header in the 120th minute of play gave the...

US Soccer wants women's team at home

U.S. Soccer would prefer to have Hope Solo, Alex Morgan and the rest of the players on the women's national team playing at home rather than abroad. The hard part is figuring out the best way to make that happen. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati said Wednesday that the failures of the WUSA and the WPS over the last decade shows that a women's league of full...

Megan Rapinoe kept the USWNT in it & Alex Morgan Gave Good Head to Win It

American midfielder Megan Rapinoe scored two goals for the US Soccer team today, almost matching Canada’s Christine Sinclair, who scored three. And even with those two ladies providing the punch --... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Olympics Schedule for Tuesday Includes Gymnastics Finals, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings in Beach Volleyball Semifinals

Monday was a great day for Team USA in the 2012 London Olympics, with the men's basketball team and women's soccer team pulling out victories in their quests for gold. After leading by only one point at halftime, Kevin Durant and the rest of the U.S. Men's Basketball team shot lights-out to surge past Argentina with a 126-97 victory. The U.S. will play Australia in the...

FOX Soccer Chat: Canada vs. USWNT

Team USA now stands two steps away from their third straight Olympic gold, where Pia Sundhage's side will battle old CONCACAF rivals Canada at Old Trafford. The Americans will not be short of confidence, as the lady Yanks have posted three straight shutout victories and a perfect 4-0 Olympic record in London. Forwards Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan willl look to punish Canada...
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