Aug 7, 2012
If you are having a tough time getting your kids involved in sports then its moments like what Alex Morgan enjoyed at the London 2012 summer Olympics you should encourage them to watch. Many times kids that are not naturally drawn to the game of soccer or any other sport for that matter, will often not take the time out it takes to watch a game from start to finish. You may be able to peak their interest by getting them to watch small victorious clips such that are extra special like the Alex Morgan winning goal.
“Morgan’s game-winner caps off thrilling U.S. victory over Canada
MANCHESTER, England — She was still shaking in the chilly night outside one of the most famous stadiums in world soccer. Maybe it was due to the cold, or maybe it was just the emotional overload, “wanting to laugh and cry at the same time,” as she put it. Alex Morgan had just scored one of the most famous goals in U.S. soccer history — a 123rd-minute game-winning header to beat Canada 4-3 and send the U.S. to the Olympic final — and if she was having a hard time coming to grips with the enormity of the occasion, well, there haven’t been many like it.
“I can’t remember ever feeling this way after scoring a goal,” Morgan said. “It’s just so exhilarating.”
At the age of 23, Morgan has scored 20 goals in 2012, becoming only the sixth U.S. player to do so in a single year. But for all her talents — including blazing speed and a ruthless left foot — Morgan has been a project for coach Pia Sundhage when it comes to heading the ball. “Heading is something that Pia has always said is one of my weakest points,” says Morgan, “which is probably a true statement.”…continue reading…
It is wonderful to watch a competition such as the Olympics but when it comes down to such a close game its impossible not to get caught up in the moment. If you happen not to have a special team then your emotions run twofold. You are estatic for the winning team but feel the pain of the losers. But really when it comes to true professional competitiveness of sports there are no real losers. When you look at the time and dedication it takes to get to this top level of competition how could one possibly say that any participant is a loser?