U.S. Women’s soccer star Alex Morgan is officially back

For The Win

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In case you needed a reason to start chanting “USA, USA” a few days early, some important news: The U.S. Women’s National Team took on France in a friendly in Hartford, Ct. So no, it wasn’t the World Cup and the match didn’t mean that much but something very important for all fans of the USWNT happened: Alex Morgan looked like her old self again.

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Morgan, better known to some as “Baby Horse”, had until earlier this month been sidelined since the end of 2013 with nagging injuries. But on Thursday against France she came into the game at halftime and scored two goals for the U.S. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

She ran to celebrate with a group of American Outlaw fans after her first goal.

“I wanted to do something special,” Morgan said of her celebration according to…

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2 thoughts on “U.S. Women’s soccer star Alex Morgan is officially back”

  1. I have never been a soccer fan, and didn’t really have time to jump on the bandwagaon for the USA mens team this year. I literally know zero about soccer; except; that when they score some people yell GOOOOAALLL and others chant USA! USA! USA! I was wondering; the article mentioned the womens game was not a world cup match. Why is FIFA womens world cup held a different year and location?

    1. FIFA schedules their World Cups much like the Olympics does theirs. Each individual event is 4 years apart from each other. So from winter Olympics to winter Olympic is 4 years apart and the same with summer. They stagger them so that you can have these huge wonderful events as often as possible. The reason why the World Cups between the men’s and women’s aren’t evenly staggered through the four years is because of when the FIFA Women’s World Cup was founded(1991). The Women’s World Cup is next year in Canada. So it looks kind of like this:

      World Cups:
      1991(women)
      1994(men)
      1995(women)
      1998(men)
      1999(women)
      2002(men)
      2003(women)
      2006(men)
      2007(women)
      2010(men)
      2011(women)
      2014(men)
      2015(women)

      So, because the Women’s World Cup was founded just one year after the 1990 Men’s World Cup, ever since then its been uneven that way.

      As far as the venues go, years in advance countries make bids on hosting the World Cup. Just recently we were in the running to host the 2022 Men’s World Cup but we got out bidded by Quatar. And I believe once you host, you’re not eligible to host again for a certain number of years.

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