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U.S. women: Diamond Bar's Morgan debuts

April 1, 2010, 3:32 AM

By: Scott French

Diamond Bar High School product Alex Morgan made her U.S. women's national team debut Wednesday night in a 1-0 victory over Mexico in Sandy, Utah.

Morgan, a star striker at California, played the second half of the Americans' second domestic appearance this year, played on the snowy turf -- using a yellow ball -- at Real Salt Lake's Rio Tinto Stadium.

Abby Wambach scored in the 60th minute on a feed from Redondo Beach's Shannon Boxx, her 105th international goal, pushing her into a tie with Michelle Akers for No. 3 on the all-time U.S. list, behind Mia Hamm (158) and Kristine Lilly (129).

Morgan replaced Lake Forest's Amy Rodriguez, a former USC All-American, at halftime. She has scored 31 goals in three seasons in Berkeley and starred for the U.S. team that won the 2008 FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup, netting four goals, including the match winner in the final against North Korea.

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