View Full Version : Alex Morgan's last-minute goal lifts U.S. women into soccer gold-medal game

08-06-2012, 05:30 PM
Alex Morgan scored on a header in the final minute of the second 15-minute extra period, lifting the U.S. women's soccer team to an dramatic 4-3 victory over Canada and into its fifth straight Olympic gold-medal game.

Morgan, the former Cal star, hadn't scored since the American's Olympic-opening win ovat France -- a span of 391 minutes -- but she converted when it mattered at Old Trafford, home of the famed Manchester United club.

The Americans trailed by a goal three times before Abby Wambach tied it for the last time by converting a penalty kick in the 80th minute.

Christine Sinclair, who played at the University of Portland, delivered a hat trick for Canada, putting her team ahead in the 22nd, 67th and 77th minutes. She became only the second player to score a hat trick against the U.S. women.

The U.S. women hadn't lost to Canada in 11 years, going 22-0-4 in matchups with their northern neighbor over that span.


08-06-2012, 05:31 PM

08-07-2012, 08:37 PM
She is not the real hero of this game. The real hero was the Norwegian referee! She allowed the USA to win and the whole world knows it!

08-08-2012, 09:35 AM