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Cal Soccer alumn Alex Morgan in Women's World Cup, USA vs. Sweden Gamethread

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Alex Morgan returned to the field toward the end of the US-Australia game. With the team's offense mostly non-existent against Australia, will Morgan be counted on to do more today?

"The Kicks" happens to be the name of Alex Morgan's young adult book series about girls playing soccer.
"The Kicks" happens to be the name of Alex Morgan's young adult book series about girls playing soccer.
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Match Date/Time: Friday, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET
Venue: Winnipeg Stadium, Winnipeg, Canada
TV: FOX (U.S. -- English), NBC Universo (U.S. -- Spanish), CTV (Canada), TV4 Sweden (Sweden), BBC Two (U.K.)
Online: Fox Soccer 2 Go (U.S. -- English), NBC Deportes En Vivo Extra (U.S. -- Spanish), BBC iPlayer (U.K.)

After a sluggish opening game (a 3-1 victory over Austrlia) where the team's play has been widely criticized, Team USA will look to have a better outing against Sweden today. A win tonight would secure US a spot out of the group stage (final game in group stage is against Nigeria).

Tuesday, June 16:
Nigeria v. United States (5 p.m., FOX)

Playing for the first time since April, Alex Morgan came into the Austrlia game on Monday in the 79th, right after the US has gone up by a score of 3-1. With her fitness improving, will US head coach Jill Ellis put Morgan in the starting lineup today?

In other Cal Bears in Women's World Cup News:

Betsy Hassett started for New Zealand in their 0-0 draw with Canada last night. New Zealand now is 0-1-1 with one final game left, against the always tough China.

Monday, June 15:
China v. New Zealand (4:30 p.m., FOX Sports 2)

GO USA!

GO BEARS!