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Diamond Bar's Alex Morgan Scores Twice Against France

The U.S. continues group play Saturday against Colombia

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Wednesday, Jul 25, 2012  |  Updated 4:54 PM PDT
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Diamond Bar's Morgan Scores Game-Winner

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Diamond Bar's Alex Morgan scored two goals to help the United States erase a 2-0 deficit against France in Olympic women's soccer group play Wednesday at the London Olympics.

Abby Wambach got the United States going in Glasgow with a goal in the 19th minute, then Morgan scored the first of her two goals in the 32nd minute. She was off and running past the French defense after a long ball from goaltender Hope Solo.

The U.S. scored the third of its four consecutive goals in the 55th minute, taking a 3-2 lead when Carli Lloyd scored. Morgan added another goal in the 67th minute, tapping in a cross from Tobin Heath.

The win gets the U.S. off to a flying start in its quest for a fourth Olympic gold medal. The United States continues Group G play Saturday against Colombia.

The two early goals marked the most allowed by the United States since the World Cup final loss to Japan last year. France scored in the 12th and 14th minutes.

The U.S. is 13-0-1 against France.

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