Alex Morgan

When Alex Morgan became the first pick in the 2011 WPS draft

This day in football history On 14 January 2011, the Western New York Flash selected forward Alex Morgan with the first pick in the WPS draft. She went on to become a breakout star for club and country. Born and raised in California, she played for the University of California, Berkeley from 2007 to 2010, finishing …

The Week’s Best Goals Are Turning Japanese (I Really Think So)

By Dan Stelly Photo via Sporting News Quincy Amarikwa pulled off a spectacular, swerving chip to help the San Jose Earthquakes top the Portland Timbers and stay perfect on the new campaign. [Source: Streamable] You won’t see a better touch at full speed, under pressure, and closing in on the six-yard box. Actually, you might …

Alex Morgan demonstrates effortless brilliance with goal against Germany

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ccTvUHdVtOs The United States beat Germany 2–1 in the SheBelieves Cup final and Alex Morgan scored a goal that was definitely worthy of medal. With Germany winning 1–0 in the first half, Meghan Klingenberg played a long ball to Morgan, who chased it down, lifted the ball around a defender with one foot and then …

Watch this Christen Press goal on a loop and live a happy life

The U.S. women’s team opened their Olympic qualifying campaign with a 5–0 win against Costa Rica and demonstrated that winning the World Cup last summer has only made them stronger. Christen Press’ spinning first touch on this cross from Tobin Heath is a work of art that belongs in a museum and will hopefully get …

Abby In the Gloaming

At 34, Abby Wambach faces the difficult task of carrying the USWNT into Canada By Evan Davis [Q]uick, what is the greatest goal in US soccer history? Joe Gaetjens’s 1950 stunner against England? Paul Caligiuri’s strike that propelled the USMNT to its first World Cup in four decades? Landon Donovan’s game-killer against Mexico in 2002 which …

A collection of professional footballers wearing onesies

https://vine.co/v/Otblx9mVQHI/embed/simple We look back now at a trend laced with regret and despair… Mario Balotelli wearing a onesie while watching the first leg of Chelsea v Liverpool in the Capital One Cup from home. Rio Ferdinand, wishing he was Balotelli. (Instagram/Alex Morgan) U.S. internationals Tobin Heath, Kelley O’Hara and Alex Morgan with matching fox feet. …