Morgan Named POY.

Alex Morgan used to be Pia Sundhage’s “super sub.” Only thing about that was she scored so many goals for the U.S. WNT, Sundhage finally decided she needed her on the field all the time. And the Cal Berkley grad exploded, leading the U.S. to the Olympic gold medal in London, and finishing 2012 with 28 goals and 21 assists. She was recently named US Soccer Player of the Year.
At 23, she is the youngest U.S. player to break the 20-goal barrier in a single year. She joined Mia Hamm as the only players to do the double: 20 goals and 20 assists in the same season. And would you believe, she outscored all of the teams against who she competed last year. They combined for 21 goals and 12 assists.
Alex grew up in California. Her dad had high hopes for her as a softball player, but finally she told him that she just didn’t like softball. She liked soccer She liked to run, and boy can she run.
She now has 38 goals in less than three years. She’s done it in 58 international games. Barring injuries, who knows how many she can score over the next 6-7 years?
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