May 29, 2012
BERKELEY - Former California women's soccer standout Alex Morgan led the United States Senior Women's National Team with a pair of goals and an assist in USA's 4-1 victory over China on Sunday, May 29 in front of a sell-out crowd at 18,573 at PPL Park in Philadelphia.
Morgan's first score of the contest came midway through the first half as she received the ball in the box off a deflection from a Chinese defender and punched a left-footed shot into the lower left corner of the goal from 14 yards out to tie the match at 1-1.
Several minutes later, the United States took a 2-1 lead on a Chinese own goal just before halftime.
Morgan extended USA's lead to 3-1 with her second goal of the match in the 50th minute. She received a lob pass from Christie Rampone and out-ran her defender, firing a left-footed shot that found the lower right corner of the net from 18 yards out.
The U.S. added a fourth goal and Morgan played a role in that score as well, delivering a throw-in from the right side to Abby Wambach, who scored to make it 4-1 in the 83rd minute.
The former Golden Bear has a team-best 14 goals this year and has registered 24 career goals in just 39 caps.
The United States will next head to Sweden for matches against the Swedes (June 16) and Japan (June 18) before playing their final match on U.S. soil before the Olympics on June 30 against Canada in Sandy, Utah.