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' a while back when she first came on the team,'' U.S. midfielder Megan Rapinoe said Tuesday. ''Just so much talent. Obviously very raw, she was kind of wild.
''And now she's a beautiful stallion, I think.''
That sounds about right. The lightning-fast striker brings beautiful goals to game at the formative age of 23. Long after Abby Wambach, Christie Rampone and the other vets have retired, it's a reasonable bet that Morgan will be the face of the U.S. national team.
''She's still a genetic freak, in my opinion,'' Wambach said. ''She makes plays that you don't expect anybody to make.''
When Morgan looped Heather O'Reill...