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 header in the final minute of extra time guaranteed the USA a medal and gave the Americans a shot at gold with a last-gasp 4-3 victory over an impressive Canadian team.
Morgan stood out on an already exceptional day. Canada's Christine Sinclair scored a hat trick, and made a strong case for being the best player in the world. Morgan's teammate, Megan Rapinoe, provided her own jaw-dropping performance, scoring two highlight-caliber goals to keep the Americans in the match.
And yet the headlines will rightly be about the indefatigable Morgan. She set up a plethora of chances for her teammates, and kept on worki...