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Alex Morgan Scores As United States Takes 1-0 Lead Over Japan In World Cup Final

Well we finally have our first goal in the 69th minute as Megan Rapinoe found a charging Alex Morgan who raced past the Japan defense for a shot past keeper Ayumi Kahori for the lead. It came right after the Americans got the benefit off an offside call when Japan's Shinobu Ohno got past the United States defense and had an apparent one on one with keeper Hope Solo.

For Alex Morgan, 22, the youngest player on the American squad, it was her second goal in five matches. With under 20 minutes to goal in the match, Japan will become more aggressive on defense so they can set up their attack in hopes of squaring up the match.

You can start to hear the American crowd really get behind their squad as the United States is now in the 74th minute of the match as I type this. It shall be a great ending.