100: ALEX MORGAN JOINS EXCLUSIVE WNT CLUB
April 5, 2019 Press, Team USA
As the crowd of 17,264 erupted inside a packed Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Thursday evening in Colorado, viewers at home joined in on the historic moment thanks to Fox Sports’ play-by-play man JP Dellacamera’s goal call: “LOOKING FOR 100…SHE’S GOT IT!
The high decibel screams of joy were all happening because Alex Morgan, one of the most famous strikers in the world, had just scored her 100th career goal.
The goal was spectacular, and classic Morgan, who out-muscled a defender on a long ball over the top, putting her to the turf before racing at a break-neck speed toward goal. Morgan side-stepped an Australia defender to make space for her shot and then slid to tuck the ball into the right side of the net. It put the USA up 1-0 and was a moment worthy of chills. In fact, it’s probably best if we let the video of the moment do the talking.
Like we said. Chills.
Starting in the latter part of 2017, Morgan embarked on a scoring streak that has featured 27 goals in 32 games. That run quickly sped up her journey to 100 but getting the last one took some time and patience. On Nov. 13, 2018 she scored goal 98 against Scotland. A little over three months later on Feb. 27 came goal No. 99 vs. Japan. And then it was a bit of a waiting game, albeit one of eager anticipation.
But this time, the wait wasn’t long and against Australia on April 4, Morgan earned her exclusive membership card to the Century Goal Club.