Team USA's 'Baby Horse' Competes at a Gallop

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Alex Morgan was given the nickname of "Baby Horse" by her Team USA teammates.

Maybe a better nickname for the maturing and high-scoring Morgan is "Miss Big Shot."

"I don't know about that other nickname," Morgan said, laughing during a telephone interview. "I think it is important in a team sport to have a big shot because it takes a whole team to win. It is not just one person. But for me that seems a little too cocky and a little overly confident."

But Morgan is "Miss Big Shot" for the U.S. women, who play China at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in a friendly at Ford Field.

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