Morgan Tallies 50th International Goal

Forward Alex Morgan scored her 50th career goal today for the U.S. Women’s National Team as they slid past England 1-0 in a match played in Milton Keynes. Midfielder Lauren Holiday drove a ball into the penalty area from the attacking right side of the field and Morgan ran on to the ball before heading the ball inside the far post.

Courtesy of Sports Illustrated soccer writer Grant Wahl, here is video of Alex Morgan‘s 50th international goal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njzY5-MdwmU&feature=youtu.be

Morgan has registered 50 goals in 79 international appearances which only ranks behind Michelle Akers and Abby Wambach who did it in 49 and 64 games, respectively. She will not turn 26 until July 2 and will be considered the wily veteran forward on the U.S. team once Wambach retires. alex morgan2

Not only is Morgan absolutely gorgeous and the crush of many teenage boys, but she is an outstanding player whose game goes beyond just being a potent finisher. Her speed allows her to stretch a defense and keep them honest. Whenever a teammate splits the opposing defense with a through ball played to Morgan, there is a strong chance she will slot the ball past the keeper and into the back of the net.

No longer is Morgan the future of U.S. women’s soccer; she is the present. With Wambach turning 35 June 2, look for Morgan to start and play the entire match of each World Cup game this summer and Christen Press to come off the bench as a sub for Wambach.wambach3

How far the U.S. Women’s National Team advances in this summer’s World Cup held in Canada depends on Morgan. Her relentless hustle and ability to finish or set up teammates will be seen as Wambach passing the torch to Morgan right before our very eyes.

And that’s….as I see it!

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