A FIFA official says there are no plans to reconsider playing the Women's World Cup on artificial turf.
Forward Alex Morgan has won the U.S. Soccer Federation's female athlete of the year award.
Alex Morgan scored three first-half goals and the Olympic gold medal-winning U.S. women's national team beat Ireland 5-0 on Wednesday night, the latest match in an exhibition tour for fans following the London Games.
Alex Morgan scored 44 seconds into the match and the U.S. women's team went on to beat Ireland 2-0 on Saturday night.
lympic gold medal winners Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe of the United States are among 10 candidates selected for the FIFA Women's World Player of the Year.
Abby Wambach scored for the 23rd time this year, but the U.S. had to settle for a 2-2 tie with Germany on Tuesday, the teams' second draw in four days.
Alex Morgan scored a goal and set up another as the U.S. women's national soccer team rallied from a first-half deficit to beat Australia 2-1 Sunday.