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The Fastest Goal in U.S. Soccer History

A 12-second shocker from Alex Morgan.

By most accounts, the fastest goals in soccer history clock in at around 2 seconds, but the newly minted record in the United States is still pretty impressive. Above, watch Alex Morgan rocket through the lines against Costa Rica last week and score in a qualifying match for the Olympics within a blistering 12 seconds.

Morgan told The Guardian that the goal came from a designed play the team often uses. “It always starts off right, then something goes wrong,” she said. “This time, nothing went wrong.” Hard to argue with that.

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