Alex Morgan scores two goals against France
In the first day of Olympic competition, the United States women`s soccer team managed to defeat France with 4-2 in the London Games.
Favored to win the their third consecutive Olympic gold medal, the Americans managed to turnover a 2-0 deficit and showed the crowd at Hampden Park why they are ranked No. 1 in the world by FIFA. The star of the match was clearly Alex Morgan, who continued her scoring streak with two goals to lead the United States to victory.
“All that is on my mind right now is the Olympics,” said Alex Morgan.
In what was probably the Americans` toughest group challenge, Morgan managed to equalize the score in the 31st minute. Her second goal came in the 66th minute, to secure the victory.
The two teams also met in the semifinals of the 2011 World Cup in Germany, when the United States emerged victorious.
Even though the Americans managed to win, France controlled the game at the beginning. Thanks to Gaetane Tieney and Marie-Laure Delie, France was leading by two goals after just 14 minutes of the match.
But with Alex Morgan and Abby Wambach on attack, the United States proved once more that they have one of the best forward combinations of the world.
Wambach scored the first goal for the United States, after a corner kick in the 18th minute. Morgan made it 2-2 in the 31st minute, scoring her 18th goal of the year. The third goal for the Americans was scored by Carly Lloyd in the 58th minute. Morgan scored the last goal of the match in the 66th minute.
“Going down two goals is never easy to come back from, especially the first game of any world championship. But this team, no matter what bumps in the road we approach, we hop over them together,” said Wambach after the match.