When it comes to the United States women's national team, Alex Morgan's words carry weight. She's a two-time World Cup winner, after all, one of the most famous and feared strikers this sport has ever seen. When Morgan says something the world takes notice.
And, if you've been following along, Morgan had plenty to say about Sophia Smith. Not so much 'plenty' as in quantity of words, but more as in what those words mean.
"She's THAT girl." Morgan's post-game tweet was, of course, referring to Smith, the player that was the star of the show in the USWNT's World Cup-opening win over Vietnam. Two goals and an assist in her World Cup debut wasn't bad for a player who is just 22 years old and, scarily enough, still getting better.
Smith headed to the World Cup as a young player poised for a breakout, or already in the midst of one depending on how you look at things. She's emerged as one of the NWSL's best players, if not the best, and is now taking her game to the global stage.
Just one game into the World Cup, it isn't crazy to say that the USWNT's World Cup hopes may rest on the shoulders of Smith, a player that, despite her age, has the ability to lead this team from the front. At 22, Smith has the chance to cook up something special at the World Cup and everything she's shown so far indicates that she will.
She is THAT girl, after all...