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Alex Morgan scores for U.S.

Updated: November 20, 2010, 4:30 PM ET
Associated Press

PADUA, Italy -- Alex Morgan is the new clutch scorer for the U.S. women's soccer team.

Morgan came off the bench and scored in the fourth minute of added time Saturday to give the United States a 1-0 victory over Italy in the first leg of a playoff to determine the final spot for the Women's World Cup.

At 21, the youngest member of the U.S. team, Morgan showed steely nerves by finishing off a counterattack with a precise, angled shot from the edge of the box.

"We've seen her ...

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