Women’s World Cup: Alex Morgan, scorer and blocker
The captain of the American team celebrated his goal against England … drinking a cup of tea. The United States, 2-1 winners, will defend their title Sunday in the final.
At the final whistle that sealed the United States win over England in the semifinal (2-1), all American substitutes left to go on goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher. And for good reason. By stopping a Houghton penalty for a very serious foul on White (84), the Chicago Red Stars player was the heroine of a tense end of the match.
“We knew his qualities,” said striker Alex Morgan. She did a lot of work. We had done the basics by opening the score fast enough (10th) then I had the chance to score (31st, after the equalization of White). But she did the rest. Hamstring striker Megan Rapinoe, who scored twice against France in the quarter-finals, stayed on the bench. In the front row.
“It was really a huge moment,” co-captain of Stars and Stripes breathes. She’s an amazing babysitter, we’ve said a lot about her but she really deserves what happens to her. For midfielder Rose Lavelle, the Naeher stop is symptomatic of the mood in the US squad. “Frankly, this group is very inspiring,” she smiles in the media zone. We know that we can count on each other, we do not hide. And we are at the rendezvous of the final. “
It’s talking in England
Jill Ellis’s girls are sure of their strength. Sometimes to go sometimes for pimbeche. Alex Morgan celebrated his goal by pretending to drink a cup of tea. A chamber which makes talk in England. “We were just looking for a fun celebration, defends the old Lyonnaise. People always need to talk about our arrogance, especially when our eyes are on us at the World Cup, but I just see that we are in the last four, and now both. We just let others talk and we play our game. We trust in ourselves, that’s all. “