soccphan:

fast adj. fast·er, fast·est, alex·morgan
1.  Acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly, baby-horseing.

soccphan:

fast adj. fast·er, fast·est, alex·morgan

1. Acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly, baby-horseing.
matydiko:

Legacies of Wambach, Hamm, Morgan intertwine — just as they’d like them to
“I’ve looked up to Abby for so many years,” Morgan said. “She’s a great leader for this team, and to be able to be a part of this memory looking forward and breaking this record, Abby completely deserves it and I’m really happy for her.”
http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/21/abby-wambach-mia-hamm-alex-morgan-goal-scoring-record-160-legacies-intertwine/

matydiko:

Legacies of Wambach, Hamm, Morgan intertwine — just as they’d like them to

“I’ve looked up to Abby for so many years,” Morgan said. “She’s a great leader for this team, and to be able to be a part of this memory looking forward and breaking this record, Abby completely deserves it and I’m really happy for her.”

http://prosoccertalk.nbcsports.com/2013/06/21/abby-wambach-mia-hamm-alex-morgan-goal-scoring-record-160-legacies-intertwine/

soccphan:

fastest bear ever, 2010

lovealexmorgan13:

seventeentimes17:

soccphan:

fast adj. fast·er, fast·est, alex·morgan
1.  Acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly, baby-horseing.

Perfect gif is perfect

i will never get over her speed

lovealexmorgan13:

seventeentimes17:

soccphan:

fast adj. fast·er, fast·est, alex·morgan

1. Acting, moving, or capable of acting or moving quickly, baby-horseing.

Perfect gif is perfect

i will never get over her speed

ivebeenunruly:

Angles are great. By taking this picture exactly at Morgan’s moment of release, it looks like she scores here. (She does not, but played excellently all game.)

ivebeenunruly:

Angles are great. By taking this picture exactly at Morgan’s moment of release, it looks like she scores here. (She does not, but played excellently all game.)

shortshortstallsocks:

Flying Squirrel meets Baby Horse.

shortshortstallsocks:

Flying Squirrel meets Baby Horse.

fuckyeahmpinoe:

I love every version of this picture.

fuckyeahmpinoe:

I love every version of this picture.

brewinggeographer:

Soccer is one of my passions, although I don’t often write about it here. I wasn’t planning to either, but I ran across the freeze-frame above of Alex Morgan setting up what would be the third goal in the USA’s 3-1 victory over France in the World Cup semifinal. Besides the fact that Morgan hails from my hometown of Diamond Bar, California, and is also a Cal Golden Bear, I love this shot because it captures in an instant what makes this sport so beautifully challenging.
So let’s play soccer coach for a moment. You’re the striker, what do you do?
A: cut to your right to get a better angle on goal, but this takes you into the path of the trailing defenders and the best you can probably hope for is an awkward challenge and a penalty;
B: shoot early and try to swerve one to the far post before the keeper cuts down the angle any further, but that requires an awful lot of body control to get your hips turned enough while running at pace and then a skilled touch to get enough bend on the ball; or
C: take another touch or two and continue running toward the end line, but with each step the keeper gets closer and the angle gets narrower.
This illustrates just how difficult this sport is. Even on an almost-breakaway, the kind of scoring opportunity forwards dream about, there is no easy option. Morgan, without the benefit of freeze-frame, chose “C” instinctually and then recognized that the keeper had stood her ground so there wouldn’t be space to get around her and still shoot on goal. She could have then tried to shoot a low hard shot at the near post, but that almost certainly would have been saved or gone into the side nettting—the outcome of probably 90% of such chances. Instead, Morgan had both the skill and composure to deftly chip over the top after the keeper had already committed to getting low.
This was a true forward’s goal. There have been some great strikes in this tournament, particularly from distance, but I’m not sure there’s been a higher-quality finish. Well done, Alex! And well done, USA!!!
Click here for complete highlights of the match; footage of the Morgan goal begins at 1:45.

brewinggeographer:

Soccer is one of my passions, although I don’t often write about it here. I wasn’t planning to either, but I ran across the freeze-frame above of Alex Morgan setting up what would be the third goal in the USA’s 3-1 victory over France in the World Cup semifinal. Besides the fact that Morgan hails from my hometown of Diamond Bar, California, and is also a Cal Golden Bear, I love this shot because it captures in an instant what makes this sport so beautifully challenging.

So let’s play soccer coach for a moment. You’re the striker, what do you do?

A: cut to your right to get a better angle on goal, but this takes you into the path of the trailing defenders and the best you can probably hope for is an awkward challenge and a penalty;

B: shoot early and try to swerve one to the far post before the keeper cuts down the angle any further, but that requires an awful lot of body control to get your hips turned enough while running at pace and then a skilled touch to get enough bend on the ball; or

C: take another touch or two and continue running toward the end line, but with each step the keeper gets closer and the angle gets narrower.

This illustrates just how difficult this sport is. Even on an almost-breakaway, the kind of scoring opportunity forwards dream about, there is no easy option. Morgan, without the benefit of freeze-frame, chose “C” instinctually and then recognized that the keeper had stood her ground so there wouldn’t be space to get around her and still shoot on goal. She could have then tried to shoot a low hard shot at the near post, but that almost certainly would have been saved or gone into the side nettting—the outcome of probably 90% of such chances. Instead, Morgan had both the skill and composure to deftly chip over the top after the keeper had already committed to getting low.

This was a true forward’s goal. There have been some great strikes in this tournament, particularly from distance, but I’m not sure there’s been a higher-quality finish. Well done, Alex! And well done, USA!!!

Click here for complete highlights of the match; footage of the Morgan goal begins at 1:45.

fuckyeahalexmorgan:

 
USA’s striker Alex Morgan (L) celebrates scoring the 1-3 goal with USA’s midfielder Megan Rapinoe during the FIFA women’s football World Cup semi-final match France vs USA in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on July 13, 2011. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

the caption is talking about alex morgan, but all i can see if megan rapinoe impersonating tobias the red-tailed hawk beside her.
ten cookies if you know what the hell i’m talking about.

fuckyeahalexmorgan:

USA’s striker Alex Morgan (L) celebrates scoring the 1-3 goal with USA’s midfielder Megan Rapinoe during the FIFA women’s football World Cup semi-final match France vs USA in Moenchengladbach, western Germany, on July 13, 2011. AFP PHOTO / ODD ANDERSEN

the caption is talking about alex morgan, but all i can see if megan rapinoe impersonating tobias the red-tailed hawk beside her.

ten cookies if you know what the hell i’m talking about.

fuckyeahalexmorgan:

“This journey has been incredible, and you know, it wasn’t the prettiest soccer today, but we pulled it out, and I’m just so happy for this team. I love my teammates and the coaching staff. They’ve done so much for us. I’m just so happy right now.” -Alex Morgan

fuckyeahalexmorgan:

“This journey has been incredible, and you know, it wasn’t the prettiest soccer today, but we pulled it out, and I’m just so happy for this team. I love my teammates and the coaching staff. They’ve done so much for us. I’m just so happy right now.” -Alex Morgan