The Clog nearly had a heart attack at three separate moments during the U.S. Women’s Soccer semifinal match against Canada. Thankfully, Cal Bear Alex Morgan swooped in and saved the day in the 123rd minute, scoring the winning goal and lowering our blood pressure back to normal.
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Since November 12, 2010, the final game that Alex Morgan would ever play in a Bears uniform, many predicted (you know who you are) that the Cal women’s soccer team would be mediocre at best without their stunning offensive player.
Morgan — who became a soccer star with her fantastic play with the U.S. national team at this summer’s Women’s World Cup — led the team in scoring in each of her four years and is third all-time in points (107) and goals (45) in school history. During her final season in 2010, she played in only 12 games but still scored 14 goals. The second leading-scorer on the team, Lauren Battung, had seven goals in 18 games played. Therefore, the feeling of skepticism wasn’t completely uncalled for.
The Bears, however, determined to make fans out of the naysayers, have started the season strong read more »
Well, well, well, would you take a look at soccer? Seems like this sport — which we’ve heard is … eh, somewhat popular in certain areas of the world — has finally gained some long overdue respect in America. Sure, it’s certainly not enough to earn back its rightful name of “football,” but it was just enough to get over 13 million viewers, a new Twitter record and some well deserved trending for our very own Alex Morgan.
Twitter announced that Sunday’s Women’s World Cup championship game between the U.S. and Japan has set a new record for most tweets per second. The 7,196 TPS blows away what would seemingly be more popular events like President Obama’s announcement that Bin Laden had been killed or the 2011 Super Bowl, each getting a little over 4,000 TPS.
If you’ve been following the Clog lately, you probably already know that Cal sports — whether it’s our teams or our alumni — have been doing quite well as of late. Cal baseball had its amazing College World Series run and Cal Alum Jason Kidd led the Mavericks to an NBA championship.
But wait, there’s more! Recent Cal grad and soccer extraordinaire, Alex Morgan, is currently the youngest player on team U.S.A., which just scored its second victory in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.
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