Alex Morgan Game-Winner Sends USWNT To Final Against Japan

Alex Morgan had a game-winner to send the United States women's national team to the final against Japan.

Alex Morgan did it again. The United States are headed toward a gold medal rematch to Japan, and they have Morgan to thank for it.

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With the game winding down toward penalty kicks, the rising Sounders star kept on trying to connect with Kelley O'Hara and Abby Wambach, but had no success connecting. Morgan's header in the 123rd minute put the USA up 4-3, and the USA is headed to the gold medal match for a rematch with Japan. It was Morgan's first goal since the opening match of the tournament.

It was not Hope Solo's best game, as she gave up three goals to the mighty Christine Sinclair of Canada. Canada took the lead on the USA three times in regulation, all thanks to mighty touches by Sinclair. But Megan Rapinoe was up to the challenge, as the former Portland star. Interestingly, five of the six goals were scored by the University of Portland--two by Rapinoe, three by Sinclair.

Then Morgan took the United States home.

Check out SI.com's Medal Tracker for a look at every country's medal standing thus far.

Stick with this SB Nation Seattle StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games. For more on the 2012 Olympic Games, make sure that you check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.

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