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North Korea showed plenty of determination and ability, but the U.S. Under-20 women's national team was the better squad on Sunday, finished its chances and played well enough defensively to make their two goals stand up as tournament stars Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan scored first-half goals to lead the United States to a 2-1 win in the Under-20 women's World Cup final on Sunday in Chile.
Leroux gave the Americans a lead in the 23rd minute on a clinical finish from 18 yards out. Morgan, the best player on the field all game, delivered a goal of the tournament candidate when she ran through the North Korea defense before blasting a left-footed shot into the top left corner of goal to give the Americans a 2-0 lead they never relinquished.
North Korea notched a consolation goal in second-half stoppage time, but the Americans held on to gain some revenge for the U-17 World Cup final loss to North Korea just last month.
What did you think of the U.S. team's performance? Were you as impressed by Morgan's skills as I was? Do you think Morgan and Leroux will soon be dominating on the senior women's national team level?
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