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Angel City defender calls out Alex Morgan for pre-goal collision

(Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports)

Angel City FC defender Paige Nielsen took issue with San Diego Wave striker Alex Morgan for a pre-goal collision during Sunday’s in-state rivalry match.

After the Wave’s 2-0 road win over Angel City, Nielsen took to Twitter to call out Morgan for a collision between the two players. No foul was called on the play.

“Alex Morgan knew what she was doing… so bad…” Nielsen wrote in a since-deleted tweet attached to a video replay that showed Nielsen falling to the ground after she and Morgan collide.


The hit came just before the Wave’s first goal of the game, scored by Sofia Jakobsson in the 70th minute. Makenzy Doniak would score the game’s second goal just five minutes later to seal the win for San Diego.

Morgan assisted on the second goal. 

Sunday’s match marked the first of four scheduled meetings this year between ACFC and the Wave, two in the regular season and two in the Challenge Cup tournament. The next regular-season meeting comes in San Diego on June 17.