Morgan's brace leads USWNT to romp over China

Morgan's brace leads USWNT to romp over China

U.S. Women's National Team

Morgan's brace leads USWNT to romp over China

USWNTChina (ISIPhotos.com)

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The U.S. Women's national team shook off an uncharacteristic slow start to put on a show for a sold-out crowd at PPL Park on Sunday, as Alex Morgan showed off her outstanding form in a 4-1 rout of China.

The Chinese opened the scoring on the night, temporarily quieting a raucous crowd in Chester, Pa., but Morgan responded with a quality curling goal to tie things up before a China own goal two minutes later gave the Americans the lead for good.

Morgan added her second goal in the second half off a beautiful run and finish off a long pass from Christie Rampone. Abbie Wambach capped the scoring when she ran onto a long throw-in from Morgan and slotted home from close range.

The star of the show was Morgan, who scored multiple goals for the fifth time in nine matches.

Before the match, U.S. head coach Pia Sundhage announced the 18-player roster for the Olympics, with forward Sydney LeRoux the only player named to the squad who wasn't on last year's World Cup squad.

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