The US Women's National Soccer Team defeated Haiti 6-0 last night at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC. That's all well and good. More exciting for Wahoo fans was the play of Morgan Brian, the current college student who came on to score America's sixth and final goal in the 82nd minute, during her first appearance in a qualification game.
Brian is not just the youngest player on the national team (21), but she is the only current college student on the roster.
THE BABY SCORES! Morgan Brian, who ditched class to play for the #USWNT, scores and it's 6-0.— Stars and Stripes FC (@StarsStripesFC) October 21, 2014
The goal was Brian's third for the US team, with the other two coming in friendlies. Skip ahead to the 4:22 mark of this video to see it:
Brian has shuttled back and forth between the national team and the Virginia women's team all year, and excelled with both squads. Per Tom Robinson of the Virginian-Pilot, Morgan has played in 9 of UVA's 15 games so far, tallying 4 goals and 5 assists. "U.Va. is extremely helpful with my situation," she told the Virginian-Pilot. "As long as I get the work done while I'm here and am diligent about it, they're willing to work with me. If I wasn't, I think it would cause more of a problem."
She'll continue to be busy going forward. The US plays in the CONCACAF qualifying semi-finals on Friday, then the final Sunday. After that, she'll turn her attention back to Virginia, which has 3 ACC games left on its schedule before the ACC tournament begins on November 7th,
For more on the USA's win over Haiti, check out this SBN recap with "3 things we learned" from the game.