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Morgan Inches Closer to Century Mark for USWNT with Brace

October 11, 2018 - National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) - Orlando Pride News Release

Alex Morgan scored her second brace in the tournament - the 21st of her career - to up her career goal total to 94 in her 149th cap. At age 29, she sits in sole possession of seventh place on the USA's all-time goal-scoring list and is third all-time in two-goal games (21), behind only Abby Wambach (37) and Mia Hamm (28). With her hat trick against Japan on July 26, the fourth of her career, Morgan is now fourth all-time in multi-goal games (25) behind Abby Wambach (45), Mia Hamm (38) and Michelle Akers (26).

Morgan has scored 21 goals over her last 22 WNT matches. She leads the WNT with 14 goals in 2018. Morgan's 14 goals in 2018 are the fourth most of any American in a calendar year since 2014.

The striker's next opportunity to inch closer to the century mark will be on October 14th at 8:00 p.m. ET (FS1, UDN). The USWNT will face the second-place finisher in Group B. The winner of that match will earn an automatic berth to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

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