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Diamond Bar's Alex Morgan Leads U.S. Women's Soccer Team to World Cup Finals
At 22, Alex Morgan may be the youngest player on the U.S. Women's Soccer team but she made the most noise on the pitch today. Morgan's first World Cup goal sealed the U.S. Women's team's first trip to the finals since winning it all in 1999. Morgan, a reserve, outraced four defenders before faking out France's goalie and adding the final goal in the 82nd minute of Wednesday's World Cup semifinal to preserve Team USA's 3-1 victory, according to ESPN.
Morgan, who starred at Cal during the last four years is a product of Diamond Bar High School.
“Alex deserves this - she has put her all into everything she does,” Morgan’s mom, Pam told Diamond Bar Patch. “Since her first Diamond Bar AYSO soccer game at 5 years old, she has always just given her best every time she steps on the field. Sports, school, friendships, and family have been instrumental in shaping her life. She took the ball and ran with it. She's a great daughter - a real joy.”
After the World Cup, she'll head east to play professional soccer for the Western New York Flash.
USA goes up against Japan in the finals on Sunday.