Video: Watch Alex Morgan Score 100th Career Goal for United States vs. Australia

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistApril 5, 2019

COMMERCE CITY, CO - APRIL 4: Alex Morgan #13 of the United States celebrates with Megan Rapinoe #15 after scoring her 100th international goal against Australia at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 4, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)
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After being stuck on 99 the past two games, Alex Morgan made history with her 100th international goal during the United States women's national team's friendly against Australia on Thursday night.

It was a goal in the 14th minute that not only put the U.S. on top but also earned her a spot in the record books:

FOX Soccer @FOXSoccer

ALEX MORGAN HAS DONE IT!!! 🙌 She scores her 100th goal for the USWNT and puts 🇺🇸 on 🔝 https://t.co/OlG6vf4HtF

Not a bad way to break in the new kits.

Morgan becomes the seventh American woman to reach the century mark:

B/R Football @brfootball

The 7th player to reach 100 goals for the @USWNT — @alexmorgan13! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/Z9ZdZsD91Y

USWNT legend Mia Hamm took to social media to congratulate Baby Horse:

Mia Hamm @MiaHamm

Congrats @alexmorgan13 on #100! So happy for you!

Her next goal would break a tie with Tiffeny Milbrett, and she sits just five goals back of teammate Carli Lloyd for fifth. Abby Wambach, one of Morgan's former teammates, is the all-time leading scorer in women's soccer history with 184 career international goals.

Paul Carr of TruMedia Networks provided some interesting statistics on Morgan's prolific scoring abilities:

Paul Carr @PaulCarr

Alex Morgan gets her 100th international goal! - 7th American in the century club 🇺🇸 - 3rd-youngest and 4th-fewest caps among Americans with 100 int’l goals #RoundNumbers https://t.co/MPVjQSHTK2

Paul Carr @PaulCarr

Alex Morgan's 100 international goals by body part: 58 - Left foot 25 - Right foot (including her 100th) 14 - Head 2 - Chest 1 - Thigh

In honor of the latest accomplishment by one of its stars, Nike will be selling a special boot, per Heidi Burgett:

Heidi Burgett @heidiburgett

Nike congratulates @alexmorgan13 on her 100th goal w/ special boots. Date/coordinates mark her 1st international goal, scored Oct. 6, 2010, in Chester, Pennsylvania. 100 pairs will be available for purchase in North America. https://t.co/p3X5JXcgvE

Now that this milestone is out of the way, Morgan can turn her full attention toward this summer's Women's World Cup.


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