There were highlights with just game sound at the end of the stream. I don’t know if anybody loves just pure game sound like I do, but I’ll try to find a way to post that sometime today, as I’ve reached my video limit.
And on a side note, I love how we have the depth to field two almost completely different lineups and dominate. If I were a scout for another team, I’d curl up in the fetal position and cry.
During an interview with US Soccer, Tony DiCiccio tells the story of how Alex Morgan got to where she is now. The fact that she almost didn’t make the team surprises me.
ussoccer.com: Tell us about the emergence of Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux. TD: “The second challenge with that team was…
I remember reading the post-season review of the 2008 U-20s by Tony. He complained that the scouting network was inadequate. He said that they found Alex, Christine Nairn, and others through some luck and good referrals by college coaches in April 2008 - right before the World Cup. It’s scary to think that Alex Morgan could’ve fallen through the cracks.
It also makes you wonder if the next Alex Morgan is out there, just waiting for the right people to notice. Will she fall through the cracks or will she get her shot at greatness?