Alex Morgan scores opening goals in USWNT qualifying win over Haiti

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Alex Morgan wasted no time in getting the U.S. women’s national soccer team on the scoreboard in the squad’s Concacaf W Championship opening victory Monday against Haiti.

The veteran forward connected with Mallory Pugh to score the USWNT’s opening goal. She made a darting run to the near post and flicked in a crafty finish to put the United States up 1-0 at the 16-minute mark.

Morgan added to her tally in the 23rd minute, nodding in a lofted ball from Kelley O’Hara to double the USWNT’s lead.

Morgan now has 21 goals in 21 qualifying appearances, making her one of the team’s top all-time scorers in such competition. She has 117 total international goals, which places her fourth in USWNT history.

Monday marks Morgan’s first multi-goal game with the USWNT since the squad’s 13-0 thumping over Thailand in the 2019 World Cup.

Margaret Purce added to the USWNT’s tally as well, scoring in the 84th minute. The score came moments after her initial try at goal was waived off, with VAR determining Megan Rapinoe was offside ahead of her would-be assist.

After collecting a loose clearance in the box, Purce fired a low shot to put the USWNT up 3-0 before the final whistle blew.

The USWNT’s qualifying quest continues when the squad takes on Jamaica at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on Paramount+.