Thursday, October 31, 2013

Soccer Star Morgan Held Out Of Game

USA Women's Soccer player Alex Morgan missed Sunday's national team game at Candlestick Park
against New Zealand due to a minor left ankle injury. 
U.S. Soccer says that Morgan sustained the injury last week in practice in San Antonio and is being held from the game as a precaution. Morgan was still listed as day-to-day for Wednesday's game, also against New Zealand at the time of the writing of this post. 
This year Morgan has six goals and four assists in 11 games and is the team's third leading scorer. She won the National Women's Soccer League Championship with the Portland Thorns FC in August when she came on as a substitute in the final after missing three weeks with an unrelated left MCL sprain suffered in NWSL play. 
The U.S. team recently won 4-0 against Australia and played New Zealand in San Francisco before playing them yesterday in Columbus, Ohio. The No. 1 ranked Americans finish their 2013 season against Brazil on November 10th. 
Morgan is the author of "The Kicks" the first book in a new series on empowering young women and working as a team. She has modeled in the past and helped the U.S. women's soccer team to Olympic gold last summer. Morgan has been called the future of women's soccer. 
References: NBC Sports
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