LYON – Alex Morgan says she would be happy to forgo the Golden Boot for top scorer at the women’s World Cup if it meant the United States retained their title in France, as she prepares for Tuesday’s semi-final showdown with England.
Striker Morgan is the tournament’s joint leading scorer alongside in-form teammate Megan Rapinoe, England’s Ellen White and the already-eliminated Australia’s Sam Kerr with five goals, but has not found the net since hitting five in the Americans’ record 13-0 thrashing of Thailand.
“I’d like someone on our team to win the Golden Boot,” Morgan said at Sunday’s pre-match press conference.
“It would be a great accolade but that’s not my goal, my goal is to help this team win a World Cup, so as long as the goals continue to come then I’m happy. And that’s not goals continuing to come for me, but this team.”
Rapinoe has joined Morgan at the top of the charts after carrying the USA to the last-four meeting with Phil Neville’s side, scoring all four goals in their tense 2-1 wins over Spain and France in the previous rounds.