Alex Morgan is the fastest player on the US Women's National Team, and has used her speed throughout the Women's World Cup to harass defenses and force mistakes. And after 67 scoreless minutes, it was Alex Morgan coming up big yet again, finally breaking through and putting the USA in front, 1-0. She used her speed, got behind the defense on a lovely through ball, then finished with clinical efficiency, beating the keeper far post to put the USA on front.
It was a deserved goal for Morgan, who just minutes before was robbed of another wonderful goal as she hit the near post. Morgan's been a revelation throughout the Women's World Cup, and continues her superb play. And it could be the youngest member of the US Women's National Team that plays the role of hero in the Women's World Cup Final.
After 70 minutes in the Women's World Cup Final, the US women have the goal they've so deserved after creating numerous dangerous chances throughout. What a moment for Morgan, who came on as a sub at the half for the injured Lauren Cheney. As of now, it's the USA 1 and Japan 0 with 20 minutes to play.
For more on the tournament, be sure to visit SB Nation Soccer's 2011 Women's World Cup StoryStream. Stay with this StoryStream for more on Hope Solo and the United States Womens National Team.