Alex Morgan is the real deal, say coaches and teammates. She's a new breed of US women's soccer player and an integral part of the team's push for Olympic gold against Japan Thursday.
The US women will open their Olympic soccer tournament against France Wednesday. In some ways, they will be seeking to emulate the technical skills of their opponents.
Abby Wambach became the US women's soccer scoring leader during the just-completed World Cup. Despite the championship loss to Japan, Abby Wambach and her teammates remain optimistic about future matches.