Alex Morgan and the U.S. National team will seek a different result in the World Cup final against Japan tonight, after Japan won in Penalty Kicks in the 2011 Women's World Cup.
In the 2011 World Cup Final, it looked at one point like that Alex Morgan has scored the game winning goal:
Of course, the Japanese women fought back to tie the match and it came down to the PK's where an emotional Japan squad won after their country had just suffered from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Alex Morgan and Team USA did beat Japan in the 2012 Gold Medal game in the London Olympics.
Here is Alex Morgan reliving that Gold Medal game:
After beating the top ranked German squad 2-0 on Tuesday, where Alex Morgan drew the penalty that was converted by Carli Lloyd for the game winning first goal of the match. The USA will face Japan who got to the final by beating England 2-1 in the other semifinal.
By the way, Cal alum and USWNT star Alex Morgan just celebrated her 26th birthday few days ago (on July 2nd).
Thanks everyone for all of the heartfelt birthday wishes. Looking forward to a big weekend!— Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) July 2, 2015
ICYMI, here is the profile on Alex Morgan that was run on FOX before a US game.
So far this World Cup, Alex Morgan has only managed one goal (a key one against Colombia) but she has drawn two key penalty kicks (both taken by other players - Abby Wambach and then Carli Lloyd). The stars for the USWNT so far has been the backline (even more so than keeper Hope Solo). Obviously, Cal fans would love to see Alex Morgan with the game winner in this one (and move closer toward eventually owning the most goals scored record), but with her fitness just getting better but her killer scoring touch still a bit off, we just might have to settle for another US player to get that spotlight...and I'm sure Alex Morgan would be perfectly fine with that.
I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN! I BELIEVE THAT WE WILL WIN!