Alex Morgan's 6 Best Goals for the USWNT
United States women's national team forward Alex Morgan has only been a member of the team since 2010, but she has already cemented her legacy in American soccer history.
Morgan, 23, is in the process of becoming the next American superstar of the women's game, following in the footsteps of Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach.
In her 65 appearances for the United States, Morgan has scored 42 goals in some of the biggest international competitions.
Out of those 42 goals, only six were good enough to qualify for the list of her best goals so far for the United States.
6. February 11, 2012 vs. New Zealand
Morgan showed her flair for the dramatic last February against New Zealand, when she scored twice late in the second half to hand the United States a 2-1 victory.
Morgan's first goal came in the 88th minute, but her more impressive goal of the two came in the third minute of stoppage time at FC Dallas Stadium.
The forward's partner up front, Abby Wambach, provided her with a strong headed pass in the penalty area to provide an opening.
Once Morgan's head connected with Wambach's pass, the final result was decided and the fans in Dallas were sent home with some pleasant memories.
5. March 7, 2011 vs. Finland
Morgan made a strong impact in her first Algarve Cup in 2011. Playing Finland in the group stage, she delivered an impressive goal that was made up entirely of hustle.
Morgan scored on what seemed to be a broken play in front of the Finland net after she had already got two shots off.
Her first shot was blocked by a defender, and her second shot was saved by the keeper, but they were no match for Morgan on her third attempt on goal.
Morgan's determination to find the back of the net was rewarded, as she out-hustled a trio of Finnish defenders to score.
4. March 7, 2012 vs. Sweden
In the 2012 edition of the Algarve Cup, Morgan showed off her hustle and finesse in the opening goal of the United States' 4-0 win over Sweden.
After hustling to earn possession, Morgan made sure that no one would be able to stop her path to goal as she curled in a beautiful chip shot.
Morgan ended up scoring a hat-trick in that match at the Estadio Municipal in Parchal, Portugal as the United States went on to finish third place in the tournament.
Fast forward to the 1:00 mark of the highlight clip to see Morgan's chip.
3. April 5, 2013 vs. Germany
When the United States and Germany get together in international play, it is always a spirited affair.
That was certainly the case back in April, when the two teams played to a thrilling 3-3 draw.
Before the Germans scored two goals to tie up the match, Morgan scored on a magnificent chip with little room for error.
Credit must also be given to Lauren Cheney, who provided Morgan with a superb cross.
2. November 20, 2010 vs. Italy
When Alex Morgan was making her way onto the national team scene in 2010, the United States women's national team were in crisis mode.
The United States failed to qualify for the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup out of the CONCACAF region and were sent to a playoff with Italy for one of the final spots in the tournament.
The first leg was played in Padova, Italy, and after entering the match in the 86th minute, Morgan delivered one of the most important goals of her career.
Morgan scored in the fourth minute of stoppage time to hand the United States a valuable one-goal lead heading into the second leg, which they won by the same score a week later.
1. August 6, 2012 vs. Canada
Every star forward has scored a career-defining goal during their years on the pitch, and at just 23, Morgan already has hers.
In the 2012 Olympic semifinal against Canada, the United States needed extra time and Morgan's head to clinch a spot in the final against Japan.
In a match that saw plenty of second-half drama, Morgan provided more in the 123rd minute with her match-winner.
Morgan's goal propelled the United States to a 4-3 victory and sent the entire team and a nation of fans back home into an emotional celebration.
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