Morgan scores in 1-0 US victory over England

Feb 13, 2015 6:59 PM

By: The Associated Press

Alex Morgan scored in the 25th minute in her second start since returning from an ankle injury, and the U.S. women defeated England 1-0 on Friday night in an exhibition game.

Morgan got her 50th goal in 79 international appearances, becoming the third-fastest American woman to reach the mark behind Michelle Akers (49 games) and Abby Wambach (64).

The goal ended a 217-minute scoring drought for the United States, which played its second game of the year in preparing for this year's Women's World Cup - and its second without suspended goalkeeper Hope Solo. The Americans had won just one of their previous five matches, including a 2-0 loss to France last weekend.

England's Jodie Taylor appeared to even the match in the 56th minute but was ruled offside.

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