Alex Morgan becomes face, voice for new league

Updated: February 12, 2013, 1:06 PM ET
By Graham Hays

Let the record show Alex Morgan's first official public act as a member of Portland Thorns FC didn't require any of the speed, relentless energy or finishing instincts that made her an integral part of the gold-medal effort by the United States in the past summer's Olympics. Nor did it call on the smile and charisma that combine with those skills to make her a favorite of sponsors and more than a million Twitter followers alike.

Instead, the young superstar offered a comment ...

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