USWNT D Ali Krieger an Interesting Olympic Statistical Anomaly

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Ali Krieger, who will be 32 when the Olympics begin, becomes the oldest first-time U.S. Olympian for women’s soccer. That seems like an odd statistical anomaly- how did this happen for a defender who has 90 caps with the United States National Team?

Krieger was an alternate in 2008 for Beijing, and would have made the 2012 London team, but she suffered an ACL tear during the qualifying tournament. Despite the lack of Olympic experience, Ali Krieger is very accomplished internationally. Krieger and company routed Japan to achieve the third star on the USWNT jersey last summer, representing America’s third World Cup title. That’s more than any other nation.

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Alex Morgan game winner! U.S. edges Canada 4-3 in OT semifinal

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With her game-winning goal, 23-year-old Alex Morgan became the youngest player to score 20 goals in one year for the U.S Women’s National soccer team.The young striker  scored her first goal since netting two in the opening game of pool play versus France. The prolific scorer ended her drought tonight as the U.S. edged Canada 4-3 in extra time.

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Alex Morgan, U.S. Soccer lose to Japan again

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Alex Morgan and her U.S. Women’s National Teammates took on Japan for the first time since that epic extra time World Cup final. Unfortunately, the result was the same.

Megumi Takase scored in the 86th minute to lead Japan to a 1-0 victory against the U.S. women’s soccer team Monday in Portugal.

Morgan tweeted after the game: “Tough loss… We can learn a lot as a team and individuals from this game. Thanks for all the support.”

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Alex Morgan, Hope Solo Twitterverse Growning Exponentially

As USWNT members Hope Solo and Alex Morgan see their Q ratings soar into the stratosphere, their presence on Twitter grows exponentially as well. Morgan has over 233,000 Twitter followers, Solo has over 310,000.

With it has come the fan accounts, with goofy clever names, such as…

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Alex Morgan, USWNT Support Hope Solo on Dancing With The Stars

MLS Player Sings Love Poem, Rap for Hope Solo (Video)

It’s a well established law of science that U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team Goaltender Hope Solo is scorching hot. Not a hypothesis, theory, but law. Her body temperature must be 198 degrees. Since June, we’ve learned that the entire nation thinks so- here’s the proof

Sporting KC (that’s a MLS team…wait, that’s an American professional soccer team, let me make that clear) forward C.J. Sapong recites an original poem for Hope Solo following USWNT practice at the Sporting Club Training Center

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