Alex Morgan picked quite the moment to score her first career Women's World Cup goal. The recently turned 22-year-old scored in the 82nd minute to give the United States a 3-1 lead over France on Wednesday. The goal came just two minutes after Abby Wambach had given the Americans the lead.
Morgan, who has been one of the U.S.'s rising stars, finally opened her World Cup account when she was sent free on a nice ball over the top of the defense. Morgan took a couple touches to pull the France goalkeeper out and then expertly chipped the ball. It was the kind of goal that belied her relative youth and showed a veteran's touch. Morgan entered the match in the 56th minute as a substitute for Amy Rodriguez.
Prior to the U.S.'s goal-scoring flurry, France had dominated much of the match. They had fired off 27 shots and forced U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo into six saves.