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Soccer: Ex-Cal star Alex Morgan is London-bound

Former Cal star Alex Morgan scored one goal and the U.S. women’s soccer team beat Costa Rica 3-0 on Friday night in Vancouver, B.C., clinching a berth in the Olympics Games this summer in London.

 

Jeff Faraudo

  • Uh Huh!

    Coach Pia said a few days ago that Morgan has some work to do to become a 90 minute player, rather than the gazelle substitute she is at the end of games when everyone else is tired.

    But, man, what a gazelle she is. She just runs past people. What a beautiful stride! That part of her game in itself is fun to watch.

    it’s been interesting to watch the changing lineups of the US side this tournament, which has been full of goals and fun for US fans, with victories of 14-0, 13-0, 4-0, and 3-0 tonight.

    You all should tune into the Concacaf region Championship game (likely vs. Canada, currently up 2-0 at half over Mexico) on Sunday at 5:00, free on the internet:
    http://www.concacaftv.premiumtv.co.uk

    Since the Cal-Furd game is at 5:30 on TV, you can record it on your DVR, and watch the US women in action live! :-)

    (The winner of Canada and Mexico is the other Concacaf entry into the London Olympics this summer)

  • Uh Huh!

    Yep. Canada wins 3-1. The place went crazy after b/c Canada now goes to the Olympics, and the game was in Vancouver, B.C.

    So, USA vs. Canada on Sunday! Should be pretty good!

  • Juancho

    What a beautiful, beautiful stride indeed.