Alex Morgan scored in the 66th minute of the World Cup finals against Japan to break a scoreless tie. The goal caused a frenzy on twitter and led people to believe the U.S. was going to win the game given the lack of punch Japan had for most of the contest. But just as U.S. fans were celebrating, Japan’s Aya Miyami scored to tie the game at one 14 minutes later.
Morgan, who at 22 years old is the youngest player on the team, scored her second big goal of the World Cup. The former Cal Golden Bear also scored to help beat France in the semifinals. Don’t think the fans haven’t taken notice either; Morgan’s following on twitter exploded, sending her over 100,000 followers in a matter of minutes following her goal Sunday. Maybe the two big goals and her assist to Abby Wambach will be enough to get coach Pia Sundhage to start her from now on.
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