Watch the Fastest Goal in U.S. Soccer History

Watch the Fastest Goal in U.S. Soccer History

Watch the Fastest Goal in U.S. Soccer History

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Feb. 15 2016 3:09 PM

The Fastest Goal in U.S. Soccer History

A 12-second shocker from Alex Morgan.

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Alex Morgan No. 13 of USA scores a goal in the first minute of play against Wendy Acosta No. 20 of Costa Rica during the 2016 CONCACAF Women's Olympic Qualifying at Toyota Stadium on February 10, 2016 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images.

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.