Healthy Alex Morgan Brings More Sophisticated Game To USWNT

February 18, 2016 Team USA

FRISCO, Texas — Alex Morgan recalls most everything about her first appearance for the United States women’s national team. She remembers then-coach Pia Sundhage informing her the night before, a relief after weeks of training with the team. She remembers the bus ride to the stadium and watching from the bench in the first half, thinking, planning how to contribute and play to her strengths. She remembers the nervousness, how unusual a sensation when associated with what was second nature. To be nervous about playing soccer was like being nervous about blinking.

And Morgan, who was born at the height of summer, raised in Southern California and scored the biggest goal of her life to that point under sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s in the Southern Hemisphere to win the Under-20 World Cup, remembers the snow that day in Utah.

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