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Alex Morgan named top women’s soccer player in US

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan takes a shot on goal against Chile during the first half of an international friendly soccer match, in Carson, Calif. Morgan, who had 18 goals in 19 games this year to lead the national team, has been named U.S. Soccer’s Player of the Year.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)FILE/MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ/AP

Alex Morgan was named US Soccer’s women’s player of the year for a second time after leading the national team with 18 goals in 19 games and helping it earn a spot in the 2019 World Cup in France. Morgan scored seven of her goals during the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament this fall to earn the Golden Boot. Morgan, who was also the top player in 2012, also has three assists and has logged 1,500 minutes this year, most of any player on the team.

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