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This one is a bit harder to comprehend for some, especially with how well Abby Wambach played just last year in the World Cup.
But even with the athleticism that has put her beyond the rest of those on the field with her, she may have to share the role of star player in London. Not that she wouldn't mind having someone else take a bit of the load off her shoulders.
Which leads us to Alex Morgan, the striker with speed to kill, a spark-plug on the World Cup team in 2011. Morgan was used as a volt of electricity off the bench, and provided tremendously in the United States' run to the final in Germany.
But Morgan will no longer be the sneaky attacker, but rather the catalyst to the U.S. squad. While she certainly won't steal all the thunder from Wambach, it's clear Morgan is becoming one of next great women's soccer players.
While always being equipped with supreme agility and talent, Morgan has lately developed a strong increase in awareness and has almost concluded her transformation into a complete player.
Wambach has been the biggest factor for the U.S. team since scoring the game-winning goal against Brazil in the gold medal match of 2004.
Even at 32, she can still be considered her sport's most intimidating and over-powering athlete, with the savvy you expect from a veteran leader.
But with that in mind, Alex Morgan is the new shining light in red, white, and blue. Both will perform greatly, but don't be surprised if Morgan takes the game-winning shot were accustomed to seeing Wambach take.